Water needs sustainable concepts.

Water is one of the bases of man's existence. Sustainable protection of water resources and highest quality drinking water are in the focus of daily work of the TZW - The German Water Centre. Our expert opinions, studies and examination services are based on both research results and practical experience.


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 200 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, Analysis and Water Quality Assessment, Water Chemistry Research, 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 river Rhine and member of the Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) and other research associations.

Further information in English will be available soon. If you have any questions or remarks do not hesitate to contact us.



DVGW - Technologiezentrum Wasser
Karlsruher Straße 84 
76139 Karlsruhe 
Tel.: +49 721 9678-0 
Fax: +49 721 9678-101
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Karlsruhe Prüfstelle Wasser

DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser
Wasserwerk Durlacher Wald
Wasserwerkstraße 4 
76137 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 721 93163-0
Fax: +49 721 93163-99
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DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser
Wasserwerkstr. 2 
01326 Dresden 

Tel.: +49 351 85211-0 
Fax: +49 351 85211-10
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