Steinhardt HyroSwitch as an invaluable milestone in stormwater management (T3)

Steinhardt HyroSwitch as an invaluable milestone in stormwater management (T3)
On Thursday, 2nd March 2017 FiW staff members Mr. Dr. Paul Wermter and Mr. Florian Rankenhohn as well as Mrs. Ran Feng (SiGeWa) met the chief engineer of Dianchi Invest Mrs. Hailing Wang and representatives of the partners Guangzhou Municipal Design and Research Institute as well as the Kunming Urban Drainage Company in Kunming. Mr. Wermter gave an opening speech on the urban drainage situation in Germany, especially focusing on the Drainage Master Plan as a conceptual approach. Chinese ...
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Negotiations in the Kunming Institute of Environmental Sciences (KMIES) regarding the future course of the Dianchi Management

Negotiations in the Kunming Institute of Environmental Sciences (KMIES) regarding the future course of the Dianchi Management

On Wednesday, 1st March 2017 and on Friday, 3rd March 2017, meetings with the partners responsible for the exploration and management of Dianchi took place in the Kunming Institute of Environmental Sciences (KMIES). FiW staff members Mr. Dr. Paul Wermter and Mr. Florian Rankenhohn as well as Mrs. Ran Feng (SiGeWa) were the representatives for the German side. Mr. Xiao Xing participated in the negotiations on behalf of the Kunming Environmental Protection Bureau to offer inpu...

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Sino-N Kick-Off in Suzhou – BMBF SINOWATER funding increase initiated successfully

Sino-N Kick-Off in Suzhou – BMBF SINOWATER funding increase initiated successfully
The BMBF funded joint research project SINO-N will lay the foundation for an advanced reduction of nitrogen loads in the effluent of a waste water treatment plant situated in a predominantly industrial part of the city of Suzhou (P.R. China) in the province of Jiangsu. As stipulated in the 13th Five-Year-Plan for the Taihu catchment area, the Sino-German research team aims for a maximum concentration of 10 mg/l total nitrogen (TN) in the effluent, a value even lower than the German standard ...
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Workshop in Shenyang

Workshop in Shenyang
On behalf of FiW, Mr. Yunbo Yun and Mr. Schunicht met employees of Shenyang Revitilization of the Sewage Treatment Co. Ltd. in Shenyang on 1st March 2017 in order to discuss the framework of SINOWATER sub-project T1 (upgrading municipal WWTPs) as well as SINOWATER sub-project T2 (new approaches to the treatment of pharmaceutical waste waters). The visit included a tour of the laboratory and the inspection of the pre-chosen site for the pilot plant. Mr. Yun explained the terms of delivery ...
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SINO-INSPECTION: project meeting in Lindau on Lake Constance

SINO-INSPECTION: project meeting in Lindau on Lake Constance
On 10th March 2017, a meeting of all German project partners took place at the SINO-INSPECTION project partner JT elektronik GmbH in Lindau in the context of the Lindau Conference. Chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Dohmann, FiW staff members shared their impressions of their visit of the Chinese partners in Jiaxing and Hangzhou. Based on this report further steps for adapting the channel inspection and flushing technology to the specific condi...
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SINO-INSPECTION: Kick-Off in Jiaxing and Hangzhou

SINO-INSPECTION: Kick-Off in Jiaxing and Hangzhou
Chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Dohmann, the first Sino-German project meeting on the funding increase for SINOWATER, SINO-INSPECTION, took place on 27th and 28th February in JiaXing, China. In cooperation with the University of Zhejiang in Hangzhou and the municipal sewage works of the city of JiaXing (4.5 mn inhabitants) the German company JT elektronik GmbH’s sewer inspection technologies will be adapted to Chinese conditions and demonstrated in operation by the end of 2018. In cooperat...
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First Sino-German “Megawater-Program” conference in Shanghai

First Sino-German “Megawater-Program” conference in Shanghai
In the context of the new Chinese Five-Year-Plan and in order to foster the Sino-German dialogue on “Megawater cooperation” the first Sino-German “Megawater-Program” conference was held in Shanghai on 9th December 2016. The event was inaugurated by high-ranked representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD), and the German Federal Ministry of Educatio...
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City fathers perceive SINOWATER positively

City fathers perceive SINOWATER positively
From 24th to 26th October 2016 a symposium on the future of the Dian Lake took place in Kunming. The symposium was supposed to establish a platform for experts for the management of the Dian Lake. Apart from the scientific personnel who are concerned with research on the future of the Dian Lake the administrative and political elite of Kunming were also present at the symposium. In a conversation with the spokesman of the Innovation Cluster Major Water, Prof. Max Dohmann, and Consul Gener...
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SINOWATER symposium: field trip

SINOWATER symposium: field trip
On the third day of the SINOWATER-symposium held from 24th to 26th October 2016, a field trip vividly demonstrated the topics of the previous two days. During a boat excursion on the Dian Lake the participants had the opportunity to get an impression of the lake’s condition. After that, the participants visited a constructed wetland which had been the topic of a presentation on the previous day. The wetland serves as a buffer between the town and the lake. In the afternoon, the group...
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SINOWATER symposium in Kunming

SINOWATER symposium in Kunming
The opening speech at the symposium was given by the consul general of Germany, Mr. Dr. Klaus Schmidt. Mr. Prof. Max Dohmann (FiW), the vice mayor of the city of Kunming, Mr. Wang Daoxing, and Mr. Dr. Klaus Schmidt took the chance to bring together politics and science and to exchange their ideas. The first day included presentations on the Sino-German cooperation (Prof. Dohmann, FiW), a draft of the main planning tasks (Xiao Ding, KMEPB), and an outline of the water managerial objective...
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