INIS Projects

Thirteen collaborative research projects are being funded over a period of three years under the BMBF funding measure “Smart and Multifunctional Infrastructural Systems for Sustainable Water Supply, Sanitation and Stormwater Management” (INIS).

Building upon pioneering urban development and infrastructural concepts, these projects are investigating the application of innovative technologies and management instruments and thus making a contribution to the development of sustainable urban water infrastructures. Characteristic of these research projects are their interdisciplinary approach and the close cooperation between science and practice.

Research activities are carried out with the participation of local practice partners in various model regions where specific challenges, issues and conditions can be taken into account. The results developed are thus representative in character and easily transferable to other regions. The research projects are accompanied by an independent integration and transfer project (INISnet).

The following thirteen research projects are being funded under INIS:

  • EDIT – Development and implementation of a concentration and detection system for the inline monitoring of water-borne pathogens in raw and drinking water
  • KREIS – From disposal to supply: Linking renewable energy production with innovative urban wastewater drainage
  • KURAS – Concepts for urban rainwater management, drainage and sewage systems
  • NaCoSi – Sustainability controlling for urban water systems – risk profiles and control instruments
  • NAWAK – Development of sustainable adaptation strategies for water management under conditions of climatic and demographic change
  • netWORKS 3 – Intelligent integrated water management solutions in Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg
  • nidA200 – Innovative wastewater treatment: Sustainable, innovative and decentralized wastewater treatment systems, including co-treatment of organic waste based on alternative sanitary concepts
  • NoNitriNox – Planning and operation of resource and energy efficient sewage treatment facilities with simultaneous reduction of environmentally hazardous emissions
  • ROOF WATER-FARM – Cross-sectoral use of water resources for building-integrated farming
  • SAMUWA – The city – a hydrological system in change: Steps towards an adaptive management of the urban water balance
  • SinOptiKom – Cross-sectoral optimization of transformation processes in municipal infrastructures in rural areas
  • SYNOPSE – Synthetic precipitation time series for the optimal planning and operation of urban drainage systems
  • TWIST++ – Paths of transition for water infrastructure systems: Adapting to new challenges in urban and rural areas