BMBF-Verbundprojekt KaWaTech Solutions

BMBF-Verbundprojekt KaWaTech Solutions

BMBF joint project KaWaTech Solutions

Within the scope of the "KaWaTech Solutions" collaborative project (Funding Code: 02WCL1415, Duration: November 2016 to October 2019) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), German and Vietnamese partners from universities, research institutes, and government agencies work together towards developing and testing innovative solutions for karst water supply. In this regard, the focus lies on efficient and sustainable pumping, distribution, and treatment of overground and underground water resources in subtropical and tropical regions based on renewable energy sources.

The R&D activities build on the results and technological achievements of the BMBF collaborative project "KaWaTech" (Funding Code: 02WCL1291A, Duration: September 2013 to August 2016) and concentrate on the project region of Dong Van Karst Plateau in the north of Vietnam. A central goal of this project was the implementation of a pilot water pumping plant to guarantee sustainable water supply for approx. 10,000 people.

Since the local socio-cultural and natural conditions are typical of rural areas in emerging and developing nations as well as of karst regions in the subtropical and tropical zone, the technologies developed can also be applied to other regions in need.

Apart from current news, the project website provides you with an overview of the project region, project goals, previous results, and project partners as well as profiles of work packages and subprojects.


Project Management and Coordination:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. -Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Franz Nestmann

Dr.-Ing. Peter Oberle, AOR

Institute for Water and River Basin Management (IWG)

Chari of Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Engineering

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Kaiserstr. 12

76131 Karlsruhe


Authorized Project Representative of the BMBF:

Dr. Heiko Schwegmann
Project Management Agency Karlsruhe
Water Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Herrmann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen



German Partners:

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Institut für Wasser und Gewässerentwicklung (IWG) Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW) Institut für Massivbau und Baustofftechnologie / Abt. Baustoffe und Betonbau (IMB)   Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Umwelttechnik und Ökologie im Bauwesen (U+Ö)   Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW)


KSB Aktiengesellschaft Klotz GmbH Disy GmbH Unternehmensgruppe Hydro-Elektrik GmbH Spekul Katholischer akademischer Ausländer-Dienst




Vietnames Partners:                                                                                                               Funded by:

Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources Thuyloi University Global Geoparks Network Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) Ha Giang Portal   Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)