Water and environment – meeting the challenge
Images from the orbit show earth as a planet of infinite water resources. Indeed, only a small portion of earth’s water resources is freshwater, the basis for all life on earth outside the oceans. Due to the rapid growth of mankind over the past decades, resulting in growing urbanization and increasing economic activities, in the first decade of the new millenium the world is facing a looming global water crisis. In many regions inadequate provision of water supply and sanitation services represent severe threats not only for public health, but also for economic and social development. According to the findings of World Bank more than one billion people lack access to safe water, and things are getting worse. Freshwater resources are becoming increasingly scarce; and threats posed by floods and draughts are aggravated by the global climate change.
Provision of efficient potable water supply and sanitation systems for
human settlements, agriculture, industry, as well as integrated management
of freshwater resources have therefore developed to overriding tasks
the water sector worldwide. Sustainable action for further development
of civilization and for the protection of the natural resources water,
soil, and air also includes remediation of hazardous groundwater and soil
as well as proper management of domestic and industrial solid waste.
protection of human beings from life threatening floods and the use
of hydropower form an integrative challenge in terms of hydraulic engineering
requirements. Only integral approaches in terms of an integrated
management will allow for solutions, which maintain water as the
source of life and
energy, and reduce the threat of floods.
Today our company is recognized as a first choice partner in multidisciplinary engineering and consulting with a staff of nearly 100 engineers, specialists and experts. The company’s main focus is on planning, implementation, and operation of complex infrastructure projects in the water sector literally covering all phases of their life cycle. From the execution of many complex and demanding projects we know about the importance of technical qualification, longtime expertise and advanced project management skills allowing us to achieve the goals of our clients in quality, budget, and time. Therefore we continuously invest in qualification and education of our staff as well as in innovative work environments. Additionally, over many years we have established strong relationships to universities, technical associations, and engineering networks as well as to renowned operators in the German water sector. Thus, the latest results from science, research and development as well as from operation and maintenance of plants are directly available to us for the benefit of our clients.