TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser - the German Water Centre – is part of DVGW e.V. , the German Gas and Waterworks Association, and a non-profit and independent institution. More than 150 employees perform close-to-application research and provide scientific advice. TZW cooperates with water utilities, companies, public authorities and universities.
Based on comprehensive research activities and practical experiences TZW develops solutions for all areas of national and international water management issues from resource protection via water abstraction and treatment to distribution up to consumers’ tap. Members of our flexible and interdisciplinary teams are experts working in the areas Environmental Biotechnology, Groundwater and Soil, Chemical Analysis and Water Quality Assessment, Technology and Economics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Test Centre for materials and products in contact with drinking water and Corrosion as well as Distribution Networks and Drinking Water Installations. Therefore, our areas of work cover the entire water cycle and in particular drinking water supply from source to tap.
TZW embraces many research and knowledge clusters worldwide. Consequently, effective knowledge transfer is ensured. TZW is a central partner of international associations in the catchment areas of the rivers Rhine, Danube, and Elbe and member of the Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) and other research associations.