Workshop UWI India - Urban Water Infrastructure Needs and Chances for the Indo-German Cooperation of Science and Economy. Final Workshop of the BMBF funded Project: UWI India - User-Oriented Needs and Market Analysis about Adaptable, Technology-Based Solutions for Urban Water Infrastructure in Selected Cities of Tamil Nadu. This state was selected due to the linkages and potential synergy effects with urban infrastructure projects funded by the Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund (TNUDF), which in turn is refinanced by KfW Development Bank on behalf of the German Government.
The target of the BMBF-funded definition project ‘UWI India’ is, to develop innovative technology and service concepts which might provide adaptable solutions for the severe problems in water and sanitation, which are prevailing in India due to the lack of appropriate, functioning urban water infrastructure.
The comparison of the needs in India with the innovative technologies and services available in Germany will be the basis to define a reasonable programme to improve urban water infrastructure with selected solutions (technologies, service concepts) including modifications and measures to adapt these solutions from Germany to the needs in Tamil Nadu.
Following the results of the definition project ‘UWI India’ and according to the target priorities of the end-users as well as the local technological / organizational working conditions, the research topic ‘WaLUE – Water Losses in Urban Environment’ has been determined as best qualified for the implementation of a main project. Therefore, WaLUE has been presented in a project outline including a working and financing concept. The objectives of the project "WaLUE" are, to deliver an overall solution for water loss reduction, applicable not only in large cities of industrialised countries, but also for medium-sized towns in developing and transformation countries.
Institution Name: KfW / University of Witten-Herdecke
- Dirk Steinwand
- Prof. Dr. Dr. Karl-Ulrich Rudolph