Welcome to the
ZIM – Cooperation Network
„Water4All - Protecting
our Freshwater"

About us

The international ZIM cooperation network "Water4All - Protection of Freshwater Resources" pursues the goal of protecting freshwater resources. Three pillars (Urban Environment, Natural Environment, Agricultural Environment) have been defined to map the objectives of the network, all of which are aimed at improving freshwater resource management. Each of the three pillars differ in their approach to driving innovative solutions in the field of freshwater conservation.

Innovative solutions, technologies, products and services are developed in cooperation with companies and research institutions that aim to improve freshwater management. From the very beginning, the network has had a strong international orientation through development and marketing of projects between our network partners in Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and the United States.


BBS Büro Greuner-Pönicke

Waterways: structure improvement measures, river restoration, restoration of natural floodplains

Location: Kiel
Established since: 1986


Dr. Dittrich & Partner Hydro-Consult GmbH

Groundwater: development, management, modelling; irrigation control; prognosis of changes in the water balance, groundwater recharge and runoff

Location: Dresden
Established since: 1990


INBITEC Ingenieurbüro für Intelligente Technologien GmbH

Computer programming; development of special software modules, data analysis and simulation software; fuzzy logic and neural networks; image recognition and image processing

Location: Berlin
Established since: 1996

Polyplan GmbH

Management of water bodies, lake remediation, microbiology monitoring in aquaculture facilities, quality control with biofilm monitoring

Location: Hannover
Established since: 1989


Schönborner Armaturen GmbH

Thermowell systems; operating elements for municipal gas, water and waste water management; injection moulds for plastics production

Location: Doberlug-Kirchhain OT Hennersdorf
Established since: 1992


Sentronic GmbH

Optical oxygen and dissolved oxygen sensors; optical sensors based on fluorescence and optical thin-film effects; NIR and UV/VIS spectroscopy

Location: Dresden
Established since: 1993


Associated partners - Science

Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg

Limnology of open-pit mining lakes; morphology and restoration of lowland streams; ecology and development of rivers in the post-mining landscape; analysis of organic trace pollutants in aqueous media; design, simulation and prototype production of structured lightweight construction systems in metal and fiber composite construction

Location: Cottbus
Established since: 2013


Freie Universität Berlin

Groundwater research; Water resources in urban areas; Controlled recharge of aquifers; Hydrogeology of arid regions; Deep groundwater aquifer systems / Geothermal systems

Location: Berlin
Established since: 1948


Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal

Ecology and remediation of oxbow lakes and water bodies in arid regions; qualitative and quantitative analysis of biological water quality: fish, plankton, macrophytes / phytobenthos and macroinvertebrates; microbiological and hydrochemical water analysis

Location: Magdeburg
Established since: 1991


Associated partners - Industry

Söll GmbH

Development and production of goods for drinking water and waste water treatment, water restoration, pond maintenance, fish-keeping, pool and well maintenance; development and production of measuring instruments for water management

Location: Hof
Established since: 1994


Foreign partners

Leiden University

Biodiversity and nature conservation, energy-water nexus, water quality, land degradation, floods and droughts, water distribution and sustainability, climate change and sea-level rise; agriculture and food production, water security; molecular sciences; process-based modelling

Location: Leiden, Netherlands


IMB Centre for Solar Biotechnology - The University of Queensland

Integration of micro-algae technologies to enable innovative and sustainable biological water treatment processes to improve water quality and oxygen supply; Sustainable water management in agricultural and industrial processes; Water in the mining industry; Integrated municipal water management

Location: Brisbane, Australia


San Diego State University, School of Public Health

Water quality research and limnology; chemical and microbiological pollutants and risk assessments; bacterial indicators and toxins in both freshwater and estuarine ecosystems; use of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment

Location: San Diego, USA


AlgaEnviro Pty Ltd

Biological water treatment, e.g. administration of phosphorus quantities, reduction of nitrate and ammonia; control of toxic cyanobacteria and aquatic weeds (macrophytes); management of nutrient content in aquaculture; optimisation of trace elements in water bodies

Location: Nambour, Australia


Salt Farm Texel

Innovative solutions for irrigation with saltwater in terms of growth and quality of crops and halophytes; irrigation and drainage solutions; analysis of physical-chemical-biological soil properties; analysis of the relationship between salinity concentrations and crop yields

Location: Texel, Netherlands


Texplor Benelux b.v.

Monitoring of groundwater flow, groundwater level, and discharge zones; identification and isolation of contaminant plumes in the subsurface; monitoring of sludge concentrations in rivers, lakes and reservoirs; leak detection in water and wastewater pipelines

Location: Breda, Netherlands


Network management

T+I Technologie- und InnovationsConsult GmbH has extensive know-how in the field of ZIM network and cluster management. Within the networks that we initiated we support partner companies and scientific institutions in the identification of ideas and development of joint projects. We also support funding applications for innovative projects and ensure that reporting and billing to the promoters is compliant with the guidelines.

Furthermore, we ensure a constant exchange between the participating companies and scientific cooperation partners.


Circular Bioeconomy Cluster Meeting & Workshop – 18.-19. November 2019

On the 18th and 19th of November 2019, the Circular Bioeconomy Cluster Meeting took place at the University of Queensland in Brisbane as part of a joint meeting of the international ZIM cooperation networks: „UtBr – Umwelttechnologie und Bodenrekultivierung“ (English: Environmental Technology and Soil Reclamation), „Microalgae – a sustainable source of high quality natural products“ and „Water4All – Protecting our Freshwater“.



Dr. Danielle Kitover
Senior project manager

Bärbel Riemann

Nikita Sklyomin
Project management


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