Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB) is a non-profit water research centre based in Berlin, founded in 2001. Our shareholders are Berliner Wasserbetriebe/Berlinwasser Holding GmbH and Technologiestiftung Berlin.
  • Berlinwasser Holding GmbH

    Under the management of the Berlinwasser Holding GmbH, innovative companies work on the national and international market in the water supply and sewage sectors, utility-related services and the future-oriented multi-utility division. The Berlin Wasser Holding GmbH holds 24.53 % of KWB.

  • Berliner Wasserbetriebe

    Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) supply 3.7 million residents daily in Berlin and the surrounding area with drinking water and treat and dispose of their wastewater. They bring their competence and expertise in the area of science and development to KWB. The BWB are a member of the Berlinwasser Holding GmbH and hold 25.47 % of KWB.

  • Technologiestiftung Berlin

    In its function as a network moderator between science, industry and politics the Technologiestiftung Berlin encourages the formation of centres of competence in the region in promising, growth-oriented fields of technology, which apart from bio, traffic and information technology and medical engineering, also includes the water industry. The Technologiestiftung Berlin holds 50.00 % of KWB.

Supervisory Board

The activities of the KWB gGmbH are controlled by the the supervisory board, representing public institutions and private economic actors:
  • Frank Bruckmann

    Chair of Supervisory Board
    CFO Berliner Wasserbetriebe,
    CEO Berlinwasser Holding GmbH

  • Christian Rickerts

    Permanent Secretary at the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paul Uwe Thamsen

    Technische Universität Berlin
    Chair of Fluid System Dynamics

  • Stefan Tidow

    Permanent Secretary at the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection

  • Markus Voigt

    President of VBKI Association of Berlin Business People and Industrialists

  • Nicolas Zimmer

    CEO Technologiestiftung Berlin