IWW Water Centre is one of the leading water research institutes in Germany and a prominent member of the international research community.
In its research branch, IWW is a private, non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Duisburg-Essen. The shareholders of IWW are mainly from the water-supply sector.
Founded in 1986, IWW currently has about 130 employees at its headquarters in Mülheim an der Ruhr and two regional branch offices.
In addition to its applied research activities, IWW provides expertise to water suppliers, industry, and public authorities in technical, analytical and management issues related to supply and use of water. The main fields of activity are water resources management, water technology, water networks, water quality analysis, applied microbiology, water economics and management.