The Research Institute for Water and Waste Management at RWTH Aachen (FiW) e. V. was founded in 1979 as a registered association and became an affiliated institute at the RWTH Aachen University. The close connection to the University offers the Institute the best conditions to develop interdisciplinary solutions in the field of water and waste management. Members of FiW are scientific organizations, water boards, planning agencies and the waste management industry. Our goal is to develop forward-looking strategies and innovative methods for water and waste management. As a research institute at RWTH Aachen University we emphasize the value of applied research and of practice-oriented, sustainable solutions.
The Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management is part of the faculty of Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. The institute has a broad research spectrum ranging from hydraulic engineering design, flood risk management, coastal engineering, hydroelectric power generation to sediment transport and morphodynamics. Physical model experiments are combined in research projects with field measurements and numerical simulations to not just give an understanding of involved processes but also provide options for tailor made solutions. Here, a state of the art experimental hall and an interdisciplinary team of about 40 staff members allow for professional handling of most diverse research activities.