FiW is a respected transfer institute for research and consulting services in water management and beyond. We work on solutions for the great challenges of our time: water, climate, energy, resources. We want to create values - for businesses, politics, science, and society.
As a non-profit association under German law and an affiliated institute of RWTH Aachen University, we bring research results into practical application – with a team of around 45 employees and a strong network of partners. Members of FiW are German public water associations, municipal drainage companies, utility companies, engineering firms, RWTH Aachen University, and personal members who honorary support the association's aims.
FiW develops long-term strategies and innovative processes to promote sustainability in the water sector, tackling water quantity and water quality challenges in times of climate change.
In particular, we support the water sector in coping with its "double key role" addressing climate adaptation while becoming a driver for sustainability towards energy efficiency, climate neutrality, circular economy, digitalisation, and the market ramp-up of the hydrogen economy.
We are convinced that the pressing challenges of our time must be viewed globally and solved locally with knowledge-based decisions, sustainable strategies, innovative technologies, public services, commitment and participation, so that the next generations also can adopt clean water, necessary resources and an environment worth living in.
FiW is striving for technical quality, customer and partner orientation, cost-effectiveness, and the engagement of our strong team. As a compass, we have summarised our culture and our values in six guiding principles: