Accelerator RWW (Foto Jörn Wittenberg)
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Rohrleitungssysteme (© shutterstock_ID 140272729)
Gerstel Labor, Gerstel 2016 (Wolfram Schroll)
Rohrleitungssysteme, shutterstock ID 337682525
Hydrant mit Wasserstrahl, RWW

The Award


Subject of submission for the Mülheim Water Award 2022:

Innovations for a sustainable water management and

safe and secure drinking water supply

We are looking for innovative, practice-relevant concepts as well as application-ready solutions to meet future challenges in water systems and water analysis.

Future challenges for a sustainable water management and a sustainable water use and –application require the rethinking of design and/or the improvement of business and technical processes as well as in the analysis and assessment of water quality.

Addressed can be aspects like use, efficiency and protection of resources, digitalization and Big Data, materials and means of production, predictive maintenance,  operating cost optimisation as well as the adaption to changing structures because of demographic-, structural- or climate change.



Natural or legal persons, groups of persons and institutions from Europe may apply with projects about innovative procedures, solutions, products and concepts. Also of interest are new findings with a strong focus on practical use and applicability within water management.

Find further information about the application for the Mülheim Water Award 2022 here.

A look back

Blick auf Mülheim vom BroicherSchlagd

The Mülheim Water Award was first granted in 2006. During the previous seven competitions, more than 170 applications from 25 different European countries were received. The applications covered the entire range of water management.

Since 2017 the GERSTEL GmbH & Co. KG also supports the Mülheim Water Award next to RWW Rheinisch-Westfälische Wasserwerksgesellschaft mbH. Both are located in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

Take a look at the previous awardees here.

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