KaWaTech Solutions

Within the scope of the “KaWaTech Solutions” collaborative project (Funding Code: 02WCL1415) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), German and Vietnamese partners from universities, research institutes, and government agencies work together towards developing and testing innovative solutions for karst water supply. In this regard, the focus lies on efficient and sustainable pumping, distribution, and treatment of overground and underground water resources in subtropical and tropical regions based on renewable energy sources.

The R&D activities build on the results and technological achievements of the BMBF collaborative project “KaWaTech” (Funding Code: 02WCL1291A, Duration: September 2013 to August 2016) and concentrate on the project region of Đồng Văn Karst Plateau in the north of Việt Nam. A central goal of this project was the implementation of a pilot water pumping plant to guarantee sustainable water supply for approx. 10,000 people.

Since the local socio-cultural and natural conditions are typical of rural areas in emerging and developing nations as well as of karst regions in the subtropical and tropical zone, the technologies developed can also be applied to other regions in need.

Apart from current news, the project website provides you with an overview of the project region, project goals, previous results, and project partners as well as profiles of work packages and subprojects.

– Working package WP 1: Coordination

– Work package WP 2: Water pumping and – distribution

– Work package WP 3: Water quality

– Work package WP 4: Water protection measures

– Working package WP 5: Capacity development

Coordination (GER)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Franz Nestmann
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – Institute for Water and River Basin Management
Kaiserstraße 12
76131 Karlsruhe
+49 721 608-46388

Coordination (VN)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Trần Tân Văn
Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR)
67 Chiến Thắng
Văn Quán, Hà Đông, Hà Nội
+84 721 608 46388

Project partner (GER)

  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • KSB AG
  • Markus Klotz GmbH
  • Disy Informationssysteme GmbH
  • Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW) Karlsruhe
  • Hydro-Elektrik GmbH
  • Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst

Project partner (VN)

  • Thủy Lợi University (TLU)
  • People Committee of Province Hà Giang (HGPC)
  • Electricity Việt Nam (EVN)
  • Mechanization Electrification Construction Corporation (AGRIMECO)
  • JSC Consulting Construction and Engineering Services