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AKUT is part of the developing team to establish Berlin`s central river pool

The 1,8 km long river arm “Kupergraben” in Berlin’s central district will be awakened after a deep sleep. The river arm will undergo renaturalization measures and parts of the section between Fischerinsel and the Bode Museum will be used as a swimming pool. The conversion will revitalize this UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of Berlin’s historic lifelines whilst the ecological rehabilitation of urban waters yields the way to a general sustainable urban transformation.

AKUT is assigned to draft and plan a pilot plant for a treatment of the river waters in a constructed wetland. AKUT will work on this assignment in cooperation with Dr.-Ing. Pecher und Partner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH and Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbh.

Final dimensioning and site-specific adaptions will be possible after different filter types (constructed wetlands) are analyzed in the pilot plant. Starting off with the construction of the plant in the first half of 2016, sampling and optimization is going to terminate in the end of 2018.

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