Digital training concepts for decentralized wastewater plants

Capacity development for international water management

Sechs Personen stehen an einem Becken zur Abwasserbehandlung im Iran
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Responding to shortages with decentralised wastewater technologies

Climate change and resource scarcity pose with major water management challenges for Iran: In rural regions in particular, there is a great need for development in the wastewater infrastructure. With the help of decentralised wastewater technologies, sustainable and cost-effective water resource management can be established in these regions. In addition to modern technologies, this requires qualified personnel for the installation, operation and maintenance of the decentralised wastewater systems. This is where inter 3 comes in with the development of a digital platform that serves both the further training of experts in Iran as well as the networking in the international water sector.

Digital development and know-how transfer in the wastewater sector

The contact and travel restrictions in the wake of Covid make it necessary to adapt formats fostering international cooperation. A digital learning platform offers the possibility to provide expert knowledge on decentralised wastewater disposal in a structured fashion, independent of location and time. Via an integrated communication system, this knowledge can be continuously expanded via moderated exchanges in web conferences and virtual classrooms. The use of virtual reality technologies also allows for a realistic presentation of the learning content. Course participants can thus autonomously acquire application-oriented expertise on the installation, operation and maintenance of decentralised wastewater systems.

Development of a digital LEARN HOUSE

In cooperation with ATB WATER GmbH, inter 3 is developing a digital, collaborative learning platform for the development and know-how transfer of decentralised wastewater technologies in Iran. The aim of the project is to pass on didactically structured know-how on flexible wastewater systems and to intensify international cooperation in the field of water management.

In addition, the digital LEARNING HOUSE is to support Iranian trainers in independently conducting further training courses on the topic of decentralised wastewater technologies. At the end of the project, the first courses will be held by Iranian trainers at the German-Iranian Training Center for Water and Wastewater Management (GITC) in Isfahan. The project results will be recorded in a report and disseminated to encourage replication.

FLEXIBLE Wastewater Technology - Training and Transfer (FEWA-TT)


Dr. Shahrooz Mohajeri, +49(0)30-34 34 74 40
Tamara Nuñez von Voigt, +49(0)30-34 34 74 47


Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz (BMUV)




Germany, Iran


2020 - 2022