AquaWis was an environmental education project for biology teachers and students. The main goal of the project was to give pupils insights into basic ecological relationships.
Emscher at Dortmund-Deusen
Scientific monitoring and evaluation of the development of ecological improvement.
Supported by the Emscher Genossenschaft /Lippeverband, in cooperation with the Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.
DESSIN demonstrated and promoted innovative solutions for water scarcity and water quality / the implementation of the Water Framework directive (WFD) and showed the value of those solutions for the water sector and society by also demonstrating a methodology for the valuation of ecosystem services (ESS) as catalyser for innovation.
PGE -Platinum Group Elements
The project investigated the effects of emissions caused by the use of automotive catalytic converters, which increasingly introduce the catalytically active platinum group elements (PGE) platinum, palladium and rhodium into the environment.
MARS was a research project to support European policies, such as the Water Framework Directive, and the Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Resources. It had two target groups: "water managers" assessing and restoring rivers and lakes; and policy makers drafting and implementing policies related to water
Rationalising Biodiversity Conservation in Dynamic Ecosystems
Biodiversity provides many services from which humans benefit, such as the provision of food, fibre and fuel, regulation of air and water quality, flood protection, pollination, control of pests, recreation and ecotourism.
Throughout Europe there are new challenges in river management. Climate change, grand-scale water pollution, water supply problems or sea intrusion are problematic developments.
The joint research project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the "Risk Management of Pollutants and Pathogens in the Water Cycle" initiative (RISKWA) and has developed a comprehensive risk-management concept for drinking water supply and a possible use of the Ruhr as bathing water
Underfloor pump storage
Development of a realization concept for the use of coal mining facilities as underground pumped storage plants