Who we are

The project ShowCaseIN was initiated and developed within the framework of the German Water Partnership – Regional Section India. Meet the project team and initiators.

Project team

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Hartwig
E-Mail: hartwig@aquawaste.de
Telephone.: +49 (0) 511/132 221–80

aqua & waste International GmbH (coordinator)

aqua & waste International GmbH is an independent engineering company with a focus on the fields of water and wastewater treatment in an international context. It is based in Hanover, Germany. The owner and managing director, Prof. Dr.-Ing Peter Hartwig, has close ties to India. He was essential in the realization of the specially developed and patented H-Batch system for the treatment of municipal wastewater in Srinagar.  

Dr.-Ing. Michael Kuhn
E-Mail: MKuhn@kuhn-gmbh.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 6283 / 2201 – 0

KUHN Technische Anlagen GmbH (project partner)

Founded in 1926 as the Franz Kuhn company, KUHN has been trading as KUHN GmbH Technische Anlagen since 1979 and is based in Hoepfingen, Baden-Württemberg. KUHN manufactures equipment and builds plants for drinking water supply and wastewater treatment. It exports wastewater treatment equipment worldwide. Dr. Michael Kuhn, the managing partner of the company, has several years of local experience and has been in partnership with a manufacturing company in Navi-Mumbai since 2010.

Peter Althaus
E-Mail: peter.althaus@enexio.com
Tel: +49 2557 9390 39

ENEXIO Water Technologies GmbH

For more than four decades ENEXIO Water Technologies has been working with biofilm processes in water treatment. ENEXIO has equipped hundreds of trickling filters with fills and has provided support in design and engineering, also for IFAS (Integrated Fixed Film for Activated Sludge). Municipal and industrial users rely on ENEXIO solutions, too, when solids need to be separated from liquids. ENEXIO supports with process technology calculations as well as with the planning and design of plants. Peter Althaus holds the position as managing director of the company, and also heads the regional section India for German Water Partnership. He has been actively participating in the Indian market since 1996 and has established a large network in the country.

Julia Braune
E-Mail: braune@germanwaterpartnership.de
Tel.: +49 30 300199-1220

German Water Partnership e.V.

German Water Partnership is a German network bringing together around 350 private and public companies from the water sector, as well as trade associations and institutions from business, science and research. The network improves the framework conditions for field business development abroad, drives innovations and contributes to solving water related problems worldwide with adapted, integrated and sustainable approaches. Since the establishment of the Regional Forum India in 2009, contacts with Indian partners have been established and intensified, experiences exchanged and many activities have been planned in India.

Dr.-Ing. Marius Mohr
E-Mail: marius.mohr@igb.fraunhofer.de
Tel.: +49 711 970-4216

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

The Fraunhofer IGB develops and optimizes processes, plants, products and technologies in the business areas of health, chemistry and process industry as well as environment and energy.  One of their main areas of research is water technology. The diverse project activities of the Fraunhofer IGB include the project “Smart Water Future India” in Coimbatore, funded by the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, and a feasibility study for Umwelttechnik BW GmbH on water supply and wastewater disposal in Solapur.  The institute is also connected to Indian stakeholders like the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) in Nagpur. Furthermore, they also have a local presence in Bengaluru.

Further Initiators


Hugo Schmalz
Email: hugo.schmalz@nivus.com
Tel.: +49 (0) 7262 91 91 920

I+M GmbH & Co.KG

Melanie Volm
Email: volm@im-gbr.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 7435 – 9283500

JUMO GmbH & Co. KG

Matthias Kremer
Email: matthias.kremer@jumo.net
Tel.: +49 (0) 661 6003 402

Umwelttechnik BW GmbH

Jürgen Schmidtke
Email: juergen.schmidtke@umwelttechnik-bw.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 252841-27

Festo SE & Co. KG

Armin Müller
Email: armin.mueller@festo.com
Tel.:+49 (0) 711 347 1449

Harbauer GmbH

Kai Ressel
Email: k.ressel@harbauer-berlin.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 300 61 247