DWA - The network of experts for water, wastewater and waste

As a politically and economically independent association, the DWA is committed to sustainable water management and to promoting research and development. The DWA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions and supports politics through its advisory services.

Obtain your edge on information

Valuable results of the committee work are put across through activities of the department Training and International Cooperation at numerous conferences and seminars.


DWA rules and standards
Rules and Standards for a Clean Environment

With the DWA Rules and Standards, the experts in the DWA committees create the basis for planning, construction and operation of plants in Germany.


As a member you will contribute to the development

As a member you have direct access to the leading network for professionals, engineers and managers of water.

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International Publications
Wastewater, Water, Waste

"Hot" topics currently under discussion: DWA-publications in different languages.


IFAT 2026

From 4 May to 8 May 2024, IFAT Munich will be again the world leading trade fair for water and environmental technologies

IFAT Munich

Overview of our events

Wastewater treatment I Drainage systems Recycling management I Energy I Digitalization Water bodies I Occupational health and safety

The wide range of training courses offered by the DWA - seminars, courses and conferences, in presence, digital, hybrid, as e-learning or blended learning.

Use our offers to enter the professional fields of water management, wastewater and waste technology for the first time or to update and deepen your expertise.

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DWA Set of Rules and other publications

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Become part of our strong network

The German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste is the technical-scientific professional association that unites the experts and managers of the water and waste management industry.

Become a part of it and help us shape the industry!

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Water management

The knowledge exchange between experts from the areas engineering, science and economy promotes sustainability.

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Energy efficiency and climate protection are in the focus of the treatment of waste and sewage sludge.

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Apart from the avoidance of wastewater our focus lies on environmentally friendly treatment and disposal of the latter.

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The German Water Sector

With the “Profile of the German Water Sector 2020”, ATT, BDEW, DBVW, DVGW, DWA, and VKU, in collaboration with the Association of German Cities and the German Association of Towns and Municipalities, have once more produced an upto-date overview of water supply and wastewater disposal in Germany. It enables the interested public and policy makers to learn all about the services the sector provides, the diversity of tasks it undertakes, and the current challenges it is facing.

German Water Sector

New clip

Take a look at our short film and find out what DWA is doing in the water sector.

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