Events 2001

Berlin Senator of Science visited the Center of Competence

On 28 November 2001 the acting Berlin Senator of Economy and Technology - also chairwoman of the supervisory board of the Berliner Wasserbetriebe - Mrs Juliane Freifrau von Friesen visited a meeting organized by the KWB at the wwtp Ruhleben. In addition to information on the activities of the KWB, co-operation projects of the partners have been presented. The pilot plant of a membrane bioreactor could be visited on site.

Workshop "Operation of Chlorine-free Networks for Water Supply"

Berlin, 22 to 23 November 2001
This Workshop on "Chlorine-free Networks" has been attended by 15 scientific participants. Representatives of the Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Vivendi Water and KIWA (Netherlands) discussed critical points in the quality maintenance of chlorine-free pipe networks, exchanged experiences and determined priorities for research projects.

Summer of science 2001 - Exhibitions for children

The scientific department of the French Embassy organized two bilingual exhibitions for children at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin. The KWB supported this initiative as main sponsor. From 9 to 29 November 2001, children and adolescents were given an understanding of the importance of the element water and the associated challenges for the future.

International Water Trade Fair IWA 2001 in Berlin

From 15 until 19 October 2001, sustainable and economic water technologies were at the focus of interest of the expert public during the IWA Trade Fair. The KWB took part with a professionally designed exhibition stand and made his own contribution to present new ideas in the fields of water economy and research.

Workshop "Natural Organic Matters"

Blossin, 10-12 October 2001
About 30 international experts took part in the workshop organized together with the American Waterworks Association Research Foundation (AWWARF). Aims and contents of future research projects in the field "Natural Organic Matters" supported by the AWWARF have been defined during this meeting.

Workshop "Removal of refractory organic matter and micro-pollutants through membrane applications"

Potsdam, 26-27 April 2001
Thirty experts from all over the world discussed e.g. questions concerning the removal of refractory organic matter through membrane applications. Experiences in the fields analysis, membrane and treatment processes have been exchanged and global indicators determined to assess the purification capacity of the membrane application. The contents of the workshop have been recorded on a CD-ROM.