Welcome to the homepage of the research project INTEWAR. The joint project "INTEWAR - Innovative Technologies for the containment of Water Associated Diseases" is dedicated to the issues of floods and drought in the African country of Cameroon, which often have catastrophic effects on human health as well as on the economic and ecological values there.
The research project
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on the guideline “IKARIM – International Disaster and Risk Management” as part of the Federal Government’s “Research for Civil Security” program.
INTEWAR contributes to the research themes “Disaster preparedness and mitigation” and “Disaster management and recovery”.
The pilot areas
The investigations carried out within the framework of the project focus on several pilot areas, which differ significantly from a water management perspective –
Consequently, the disaster scenarios to be examined also differ. These differences, and thus measures adapted to the circumstances, enhance the transferability of the findings to other regions in sub-Saharan Africa.
Key areas of work
In cooperation with the Cameroonian company AURA Cameroun Sarl, Lena Löchte from PAULA Water GmbH has installed the first PAULA water treatment plant in Cameroon,…
As part of the INTEWAR project, the Wastewater Research Unit (WRU) of the University of Yaoundé 1 has started designing and building a pilot plant for decentralised wastewater treatment…