TZW – For the future

Get to know TZW in 186 seconds.

TZW’s comprehensive research activities and practical experience form the basis of solutions and concepts for all areas of national and international water management issues. These range from resource protection to water catchment and treatment to the water supplying consumers' taps. About 200 highly qualified staff members cooperate closely with water utilities, companies, expert authorities, and universities. TZW supplies reliable figures, data and facts, and creates solutions for a sustainable water supply. Part of DVGW - German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water, TZW is a non-profit and independent institution.


© 2017 TZW: DVGW - Technologiezentrum Wasser

Introducing the TZW test centre

What does the TZW test centre do?

A three-minute video shows what is done there to protect drinking water quality. Every material that comes into contact with drinking water must be thoroughly tested in Germany. Migration and microbiological testing, odour testing, mechanical testing and UV testing are just some of the many tests on the work schedule at the old waterworks in Karlsruhe. The video offers exciting insights behind the scenes of the TZW test centre.


© 2022 TZW: DVGW - Technologiezentrum Wasser

A quicker way to track down enterococci

The video offers insights into the work of the microbiologists at TZW.

It focuses on a research project entitled “Enterococci in drinking water systems”. In the DVGW-funded project, scientists at TZW used a new method to identify enterococci quicker using the MALDI-TOF spectrometer in order to identify possible contamination causes.


© 2020 TZW: DVGW - Technologiezentrum Wasser