Material development for sustainable water management

On this website you can find out more about the funded research and development projects of the BMBF's MachWas funding measure.

 collaborative projects

Film report on the subject microplastic

The film "Unterwegs mit Plastikjägern" ("On the road with plastic hunters") accompanies, among others, the team around Mr. Venghaus during their work in the "OEMP" project. Find more information in the publications section under Multimedia.

 go to the publications

MachWas conference on 29-30 May 2018

The MachWas conference of the funding measure "Materials for a sustainable water management - MachWas" will take place on 29-30 May 2018 at the DECHEMA House in Frankfurt am Main. At this public event, the 13 collaborative projects of the funding measure will present their progress and results.

 additional information


The research and development projects aim to deliver effective impulses for the sustainable management of water resources. This goal will be achieved through innovations focused on minimising water consumption, maximising water availability along with water treatment and recovery technologies.

In the funding measure MachWas, 13 collaborative projects with 75 project partners are funded in the following thematic areas:

  • Materials for membrane processes
  • Adsorption materials
  • Materials for oxidative and reductive processes
  • Materials for further applications in water technology

The accompanying network and transfer project MachWasPlus is a central contact point for all actors associated in the funding measure MachWas and supports the dialogue among the projects and beyond.

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