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
After more than a year of digital coordination meetings in the German consortium and with the Cameroonian partners, FiW and IHPH made a first successful trip to Cameroon. For eleven days, the team visited potential pilot sites for the construction of decentralized drinking water treatment plants, presented…
In May of this year, the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management (IWW) at RWTH Aachen University commissioned a Cameroonian partner company, SOGEFI (Société de Géomatique et d’Expertise Foncière à l’International),…