Development Cooperation

Since 1998 we use our knowledge in the fields of urban water management, waste management, energy generation and efficiency, eco-friendly production and climate protection as a contribution to international development cooperation.

Benefit from broad experience in several of AKUT`s fields of competence:

Consultancy services for water management and sewage infrastructure

Concept development, engineering design and consultancy, demonstration projects, implementation of local neighbourhood scale cooperative networks, e.g. German sewage disposal neighbourhood partnerships.

Introduction of environmentally friendly technologies in waste and sewage treatment and the energy sector

Extension of a company’s value chain, transfer of technology and know-how, awareness-creation for potential users, planning of pilot plants and demonstration projects, assistance in financing, formation workshops for construction companies, user training, consultancy regarding regulatory and legal frameworks.

Institutional strengthening of water suppliers and wastewater disposal companies

Economics, water losses, planning and operation of plants, customer service and registry, accountancy, human resource development, investment plans, introduction of GIS technology, socio-political management.

Advanced training, further education, seminars and workshops

Topics: Wastewater treatment, waste treatment, biogas, air pollution control, renewable energies.

Worldwide experiences in

Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Syria, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Thailand, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Egypt and Marocco

Important customers and principals

GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - German Corporation for International Cooperation), World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), regional and local state departments

Institutional Strenghtening

Peru, 2015-2017

The water utility EPS Grau is one of the biggest water and sewerage boards in Peru and provides services in the fields of drinking water supply and sewage treatment for about 750 000 inhabitants.

Connection rates are 77 % for drinking water and 62 % for sewage treatment. The supply area of EPS Grau is characterized by arid conditions. Therefore a sustainable and efficient management of the water resources is necessary. more >