The Technical Safety Management is a self-control instrument for the management of water and waste water companies regarding the terms of technical qualifi cation and organization such as operation and maintenance and OHS. A catalogue of technical inquiries based on the technical rules and standards is the basis for the self-evaluation of the management. With the successful completion of a TSM examination a company ensures that all legal and technical requirements are met. TSM helps to avoid the violation of organizational obligations. Defi cits in view of technique, organisation and personnel may be uncovered, reviewed and removed and the company‘s performance will increase.
International expert delegations from emerging and developing countries visit Germany and inform themselves about the German water industry. The DWA, over recent years, has developed into a much sought after focal point for the organisation of such speciaist excursions. Participants get to know the structure of the German water industry through the tailormade specialist programme and experience German know-how through discipline-specifi c technical visits to fi rms and institutions of the German water industry. In cooperation workshops foreign delegations, keen to make investments, meet possible cooperation partners from Germany.