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Successful 46th FiW Research Advisory Board at Wilo

Actively shaping research transfer with current topics in water management

The 46th meeting of the Research Advisory Board took place in Dortmund at the invitation of Wilo SE. The Advisory Board was chaired for the third time by Ulrike Franzke (StEB Köln) and will be supported in future by Dr. Friederike Vietoris (LANUV) as Deputy Chairwoman. We are very much looking forward to working with Dr. Vietoris in the future and to her unanimous election to the Advisory Board. The event was rounded off with excursions around the Wilopark.


Research Advisory Board

Research transfer and networking are the main focus of the Research Advisory Board. This year, we discussed three topics with the members in the proven World Café format:

  • Recovery of renewable carbon at wastewater treatment plants - perspectives for the circular economy
  • Monitoring of combined sewer overflows for use in sewer network control
  • Sustainability and climate risk optimisation for companies, municipalities, ministries and development banks

We would like to thank the members for the active and lively discussion and the resulting impulses and advice.

New support: Dr Friederike Vietoris elected Deputy Chairwoman

Dr Friederike Vietoris (LANUV NRW) has already been a very committed member of the Research Advisory Council for the past three years. We are therefore delighted that she will continue to support us in the future in the role of Deputy Chairwoman of the Research Advisory Council. Dr Vietoris was unanimously elected to her role by the members of the Research Advisory Board.

The next meeting will take place as part of the FiW Forum on 6 December in Aachen. And we are look forward to invite you to the Ölmühle, where the FiW willmove toits new premises in September.


This year's excursion took place in a circular route via the Wilopark, Visitors were able to see the H2-Powerplant, with which Wilo is planning a sustainable energy supply for the site in times of uncertain energy supply. An interactive tour of the Skywalk in the factory was also offered. This provided an up-close view into the Dortmund production site.