Main Topic

Risk Management of Emerging Compounds and Pathogens in the Water Cycle (RiSKWa)

Water as livelihood is increasingly exposed to pollutants and pathogens as well as climatic and demographic changes. As a result risks for water quality have to be identified, revaluated and they have to be integrated in management concepts.

As a result the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) initiated the funding measure „Risk Management of Emerging Compounds and Pathogens in the Water Cycle (RiSKWa)“ with a funding volume of 31 million Euro.
Within 5 years 12 joint research projects with more than 90 actors representing science, industry, society and authorities developed innovative technologies and concepts for the risk management of emerging compounds and pathogens towards a preventive environmental and health protection based on a application-oriented approach. more (URL: _media/RISKWA_Praxishandbuch.pdf)

Arbeitsgestaltung und Dienstleistungen

The RiSKWa Handbook of good Practice provides an overview on the results of the funding measure. 


Projektträger Karlsruhe (PTKA),
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Dr. Verena Höckele

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DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

Dr. Thomas Track

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