Cooperation Partners

In its work the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute can rely on close cooperation with capable partners. Together we form a strong network for the waterways..

Technical-biological bank protection measures
On the project site the BAW and BfG jointly provide information on the development of alternative methods of bank protection for waterways.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Ressortforschungseinrichtungen
The BAW is a member of the association of government-funded research agencies. The combination of our research, scientific services and practice-related consultancy services for public administration and politics positions us an independent and integral component of the German scientific system.
BMVI Network of Experts
Under the guiding theme of Knowledge – Ability – Action, seven departmental research facilities and executive agencies of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) formed a Network of Experts in 2016. Their objective is to address urgent transport questions of the future through innovations in the areas of adapting to climate change, environmental protection and risk management. In doing so, the Network of Experts builds directly on the guiding principles of the Federal Government and its sustainability and high-tech strategy.
The Federal Institute of Hydrology (bfg)
The Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) advises the Federal Ministries (BMDV and BMU among others) and the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) with regard to the utilisation and management of the federal waterways.
The BAW supports the development of DANUBIUS-RI, a pan-European research infrastructure with a 20- to 30-year time horizon. It is geared towards significantly advancing the understanding of processes in river-sea systems by promoting interdisciplinary cooperation, sharing the knowledge thus acquired and facilitating viable approaches to overcoming key challenges.
Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
The BAW is a partner of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek. The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek links the digitised content of cultural and research institutions across Germany and provides a platform for centralised access. It offers open online access to digitised artworks, books, music, monuments, films, documents and many other treasures of German culture and scholarship. The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek acts as a network, linking and presenting the digitised content of its partners, and contributes to the democratisation of knowledge and resources.
Deutsches Klimavorsorgeportal - KLiVO
The KLiVO Portal collects data and information concerning climate change as well as services for a target-oriented adaption to the effects of climate change.
Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e.V. (DWA)
The German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) is strongly committed to the sustainable and secure development of water and waste management. It is a politically and economically independent organisation. The BAW contributes to various expert committees, especially in the subjects of hydraulics, water management, water and soil. Here the BAW is active in the development and revision of guidelines and policies. These resulting guidelines and policies are highly recognized in technical significance by German professional societies.
The GESINUS (GErman SINo Unsteady Sediment Transport) group is a network of mostly German-speaking scientists in the field of sediment transport. Its aim is to encourage the cross-institutional exchange of experience between junior scientists and established colleagues. This should promote effective cooperation in this scientifically complex and interdisciplinary field with a high application potential for society.
KlimaCampus Hamburg
Hamburg city-wide KlimaCampus Hamburg brings together universities, research institutes and authorities on the subject climate.
Blaues Band Deutschland
Germany’s waterways shall again become a body of water close to nature! This is the aim of the Federal German Government’s programme “Blaues Band Deutschland”, a joint initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transport and the Federal Ministry of Environment.
Kuratorium für Forschung im Küsteningenieurwesen (KFKI)
The KFKI is a joint body run by the federal government and the Land governments on Germany's coasts whose mission is to coordinate and manage research in coastal engineering.
PIANC is one of the longest established technical and scientific associations acting worldwide in the field of port and waterway construction and navigation in maritime and inland waterways as well as sport and leisure boating.
Prominent IWT
PROMINENT, a project funded from the Horizon 2020 programme, will address the key needs for technological development, as well as the barriers to innovation and greening in the European inland navigation sector. PROMINENT thereby is fully in line with the objectives of the European action programme NAIADES-II. PROMINENT is ultimately aimed at providing solutions which make inland navigation as competitive as road transport in terms of air pollutant emissions by 2020 and beyond. In parallel PROMINENT aims to further decrease the energy consumption and carbon footprint of IWT, an area where IWT has already a strong advantage compared to road transport.
Scour and Erosion
The BAW supports international cooperation to geotechnical issues with a range of information on the topics of scour and erosion. For the Technical Committee 213 (TC 213) of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) will be provided a public information platform for the work of the Panel.
Telemac is an open source software package in the field of free surface flow. It has numerous applications in both river and maritime hydraulics and has become one of the major standards in its field. Initially built at Electricité de France R&D, TELEMAC is now managed by a consortium of six core users including BAW.