Research Institute for Water Management and Climate Future at RWTH Aachen University

The FiW acts as project coordinator. Furthermore, data is collected for hydrodynamic modelling and for the hazardous substances and health register. In addition to the preparation of the flood hazard and risk maps, further activities of FiW are risk communication and the organisation of workshops with relevant stakeholders and the local population.

Project management
Dr.-Ing. Manuel Krauß
Tel. +49 241 80 2 68 43

As a member of the JRF research community, FiW is funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

As the research partner of the consortium, the Wastewater Research Unit of the University of Yaoundé I is taking over the scientific coordination of the work on site. Together with FiW, it is developing a concept for a wastewater treatment plant in which collected PET bottle caps are used as a filling medium in a fixed-bed reactor.

Association Ciel Bleu

The non-governmental organisation (NGO) Ciel Bleu expands the project’s network on the ground by establishing contacts with relevant stakeholders and the population. In addition, Ciel Bleu conducts fact-finding trips and field visits in potential pilot areas and organises workshops with the consortium there.


The IASU of the university hospital of the RWTH Aachen contributes to the objectives of the project with its expertise in the field of chemical analysis of water and soil samples. Furthermore, the collection and analysis of substances hazardous to health as well as the development of a toxicological management system is part of the tasks for the IASU.


Chair and Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management (IWW) RWTH Aachen

The IWW of RWTH Aachen University collects and prepares topographic data and carries out the hydrodynamic modelling in the project. The aim is to develop the flood hazard and risk maps. In addition, the IWW also supports the implementation of technical flood protection measures in the pilot areas.


Institute for Hygiene and Public Health (IHPH) at the University Hospital Bonn

The IHPH at the University Hospital Bonn is responsible for the microbiological analysis of drinking water sources and for the collection and analysis of health data. In addition, IHPH conducts sanitation inspections and risk perception and public health surveys at the household level. IHPH also supports the consortium with its expertise in sub-Saharan Africa in risk communication and the implementation of workshops.


PAULA Water GmbH

The PAULA Water GmbH develops and installs the decentralised drinking water treatment plants, which are to supply the population with hygienically safe drinking water in the event of a disaster. The training of the population to operate and maintain the plant is also part of the activities of PAULA Water GmbH in the project.