Our cooperation partners
BfG - The Federal Institute of Hydrology
The Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) advises the Federal Ministries (BMVI and BMU among others) and the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) with regard to the utilisation and management of the federal waterways.
The Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Technical Hydromechanics (TU Dresden) teaches and researches, inter alia in the areas of river engineering, flood protection and revetment loading of ships. For more than 20 years, the Dresdner Wasserbaukolloquium has been an exchange platform for scientists and engineers in all areas of hydraulic engineering and hydromechanics.
KFKI - Kuratorium für Forschung im Küsteningenieurwesen
The KFKI is a joint body run by the federal government and the Land governments on Germany's coasts whose mission is to coordinate and manage research in coastal engineering.
PIANC - The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure
PIANC is one of the longest established technical and scientific associations acting worldwide in the field of port and waterway construction and navigation in maritime and inland waterways as well as sport and leisure boating.
Scour and Erosion
The BAW supports international cooperation to geotechnical issues with a range of information on the topics of scour and erosion. For the Technical Committee 213 (TC 213) of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) will be provided a public information platform for the work of the Panel.
HR Wallingford is a consultancy and research institution for Hydraulic Engineering based in the UK. In addition to internationally oriented consulting activities, HR Wallingford develops various software solutions for hydraulic engineering questions. Like the BAW, HR Wallingford is a member of the development consortium for the Telemac software.
WSV - Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration
The Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) is responsible for ensuring a safe, smoothly flowing and thus economically efficient shipping traffic. The tasks comprise the maintenance, operation as well as the upgrading and construction of the federal waterways including the locks, weirs, bridges and shiplifts.
The Institute of Hydrology, Water Resources Management and Environmental Engineering of the Ruhr-University Bochum researches in the field of engineering hydrology and water management. The series has been published at irregular intervals since 1983 and consists of dissertations and does research reports on the subject of hydraulic engineering.
University of Stuttgart
The Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems (IWS) teaches and researches in the areas of Hydraulic Engineering, Water Resources Management, Hydromorphology, Environmental Systems, Hydromechanics and Hydrosystems such as Hydrology und Geohydrology. Since the 1960s, the IWS has published dissertations and special volumes several times a year in the Institute’s publication series.
BAG - Federal Office for Goods Transport
The Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) is an independent higher Federal authority within the domain of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).
Among others it has the legal mandate to observe and evaluate the development of market activity. Market observation covers rail, road and inland waterway transport, aviation and logistics.
German Waterways and Shipping Association Rhein-Main-Donau e.V. (DWSV)
The German Waterways and Shipping Association Rhein-Main-Donau e.V. (DWSV) was founded in 1892 and is a non-profit association based in Nuremberg. DWSV is the voice and central network platform for high-performance waterways.
BMDV - Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is divided into nine directorates-general with a total staff of around 1,245. Just under 693 work in Bonn, 552 work in Berlin and up to 15 work abroad.
The Waterways and Shipping Directorate-General is the highest federal authority of the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration, which is responsible for the maintenance and upgrading of the waterways. They comprise 23,000 km² of maritime waterways and 7,350 km of inland waterways. Another key area of this directorate-general's activities is participation in international institutions in which, for instance, issues relating to the law of the sea and shipping law are discussed and resolved.
IAHR - International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), founded in 1935, is a worldwide independent organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. Activities range from river and maritime hydraulics to water resources development and eco-hydraulics, through to ice engineering, hydro-informatics and continuing education and training. IAHR accomplishes its goals by a wide variety of member activities including: working groups, research agenda, congresses, specialty conferences, workshops and short courses; Journals, Monographs and Proceedings; by involvement in international programmes such as UNESCO, WMO, IDNDR, GWP, ICSU, and by co-operation with other water-related (inter)national organisations.
DST - Entwicklungszentrum für Schiffstechnik und Transportsysteme e.V.
The DST is an international research institute with more than 60 years of experience in the areas of inland and coastal shipping and transport systems.
Key elements of the DST business are the investigation of the special flow conditions of ships in inland and coastal waters with restricted depths and the support of the inland navigation sector in the development and modernization of vessels. In addition, wave and tidal power plants as well as many other special projects are dealt with.
Furthermore, issues of traffic engineering and -logistics as well as transport economics are in focus with the objective to access new potential of inland navigation and thus contribute to economic and ecological approaches to meet the increasing demand for transport.
Deutsche Hydrographische Gesellschaft
The German Hydrographic Society (DHyG) is a professional association that promotes the interests of hydrography and sees itself as the mouthpiece of hydrographers. Since 1984, the DHyG has been promoting practical and scientific hydrography as well as national and international cooperation. The DHyG offers a forum for regular professional exchange to all interested parties. Three times a year it publishes the "Hydrographische Nachrichten", the only German-language journal for hydrography and geoinformation.
Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR)
The Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) is an international organisation that exercises an essential regulatory role in the navigation of the Rhine. It is active in the technical, legal, economic and environmental fields. In all its areas of action, its work is guided by the efficiency of transport on the Rhine, safety, social considerations, and respect for the environment. Many of the CCNR’s activities now reach beyond the Rhine and are directly concerned with European navigable waterways more generally. The CCNR works closely with the European Commission as well as with the other river commissions and international organisations.