Three-day seminar

The German Water Sector

Participants will understand the basic setup of the German water sector focused on river basin management

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Focus on River Basin Management

On demand

Participants will understand the basic setup of the German water sector focused on river basin management – it´s structure, facts and figures, stakeholders, the administrative setup, history and current subjects from the industry. An excursion to a river basin is part of the seminar. The participants will gain practical understanding in group work, show
cases and discussions.


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Milena Seidel
Education and international cooperation
Tel: +49 2242 872-181
Fax: +49 2242 872-135


  • Basic principles of river basin management, including visions for living rivers
  • Spatial planning for water protection measures and flood risk management according to European directive
  • Water governance, integration of policies, participation processes and transboundary aspects
  • Legal frame and the role of technical standards and rules, recognizing the importance of monitoring and auditing (TSM) of water and soil quality, dam security, hydropower and dikes
  • Sponge city and urban rainwater management
  • Management of cross sectoral linkages, e.g. industry, energy, agriculture, urban development, navigation, fisheries and more
  • Case studies:
    • Water Framework Directive
    • Geo Information Systems (GIS)


German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA)
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 17
53773 Hennef (near Bonn)

Accommodation and travel

We recommend you to book Hotel Marktterassen (www.hotelmarktterrassen. de) or Hotel Johnel ( They are both close to the DWA headquarter and can be reached by foot. DWA is only a 5 minute walk away from the railway station Hennef (Sieg), which is only one stop away from the nearest ICE station Bonn/Siegburg. A travel from there to Frankfurt Airport takes about 45 minutes.


On demand


980 € | DWA members
1200 € | non-DWA members
Lunch, drinks, handouts and English CD ROM DWA Standards and Rules are included

Target group

  • People who work in the international water sector


Roland Knitschky
Department Training and International Cooperation


If all participants are German, the seminar will be held in German.

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