The city – a hydrological system in change
Steps towards an adaptive management of the urban water cycle

The city – a hydrological system in change Steps towards an adaptive management of the urban water cycle

SAMUWA is a joint research project within the BMBF's funding measure "Smart and Multifunctional Infrastructural Systems for Sustainable Water Supply, Sanitation and Stormwater Management" (BMBF INIS).

Background of the project is the awareness of the urban water infrastructure being exposed to a future change in the city´s hydrological boundary conditions. Global trends such as climate and demographic changes are superposed by city-specific developments. Examples for this are growing or shrinking cities or dealing with residential areas at risk of flooding. These changes are of special importance for urban drainage, as they currently meet static and inflexible systems. In the project SAMUWA the existing systems are reviewed. Ways leading the planning and operation of sewer systems towards and andaptive and dynamic management should be shown. For this purpose planning instruments, IT tools and organizational processes are developed. With the results of SAMUWA, local authorities and their drainage system operators should be supported in the process of converting a conventional planning in urban drainage to intelligent systems with an adaptive management of the urban hydrological system.

Duration of the project is from July 2013 to June 2016 The joint project is coordinated by the Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management, University of Stuttgart. On the SAMUWA website we inform you about the progress of the project and the project results.


Projektbanner BMBF Nachhaltiges Wassermanagement NaWaM INIS, intelligente und multifunktionelle Infrastruktursysteme für eine zukunftsfähige Wasserversorgung und Abwasserentsorgung
Logo FONA, Forschung für Nachhaltigkeit, nachhaltiges Wassermanagement BMBF
gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Dittmer

Projektleiter und Verbundkoordinator, Wasser Infrastruktur Ressourcen Paul-Ehrlich-Straße 14 Gebäude 14 , Raum 309 67663 Kaiserslautern , ehemals Universität Stuttgart

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