The winner of the Mülheim Water Award 2010
In 2010, the international jury has decided in favour of a project from Switzerland, which was carried out by Prof. Dr. Thomas Egli and his interdisciplinary team from Eawag, Eidgenössische Anstalt für Wasserversorgung, a Swiss research institution under public law and Zürich waterworks.
The project was titled „Development of innovative methods for the microbiological analysis of drinking water based on flow cytometry and their establishment in practice”. Objective was to develop fast and reliable methods to determine the microbiological quality of raw and drinking water and to provide realistic information of microbial processes that occur during treatment and distribution. Based on flow cytometry (FCM) Dr. Egli and his team developed innovative methods for measuring the total bacterial concentration of cells (TCC) and of AOC. These methods were tested during an 18-months period at the Zürich waterworks for their usefulness and robustness in practice.
Award Ceremony 2010, RWW Rheinisch-Westfälische Wasserwerksgesellschaft mbH
The Award went to the project of Prof. Dr. Thomas Egli and his interdisciplinary team from Eawag, Eidgenössische Anstalt für Wasserversorgung, a Swiss research institution under public law and Zürich waterworks.
The Mayoress of Mülheim, Mrs. Renate aus der Beek, conducted the award ceremony on the 12th of October 2010 during the award dinner held in the course of the Water Contamination Emergencies Conference in Mülheim an der Ruhr.