BMBF: Roof Water Farm

2013 – 2017

Fun­ding: in the frame­work of the Sci­en­ti­fic Coor­di­na­tion Pro­ject (WK INIS) to BMBF fun­ding mea­sure „Intel­li­gent and mul­ti­func­tio­nal Infra­st­ruc­ture Sys­tems for a future water sup­ply and sani­ta­tion“ (INIS).
Rese­ar­chers: Prof. Dr. Angela Mil­lion, Dr. Grit Bür­gow, Dr. Anja Ste­g­lich (pro­ject manage­ment and sci­en­ti­fic coor­di­na­tion); Tim Nebert, Svea Rup­pert, Heiko Rud­dig­keit (stu­dent assistants)
Gisela Prys­tav | TUB – ZEWK/​kubus, Centre for Sci­en­ti­fic Con­ti­nuing Edu­ca­tion and Coope­ra­tion (pro­ject manage­ment) | http://​www​.tu​-ber​lin​.de/​?​49335
Coope­ra­ting part­ners:
Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tute for Envi­ron­men­tal, Safety, and Energy Tech­no­logy UMSICHT | http://​www​.umsicht​.fraun​ho​fer​.de/​e​n​.html
inter 3 GmbH – Insti­tute for Resource Manage­ment | http://​www​.inter3​.de/​e​n​.html
Nolde & Part­ner Inno­va­tive Was­ser­kon­zepte | http://​www​.nolde​-part​ner​.de/
TERRA URBANA Umland­ent­wick­lungs­ge­sell­schaft mbH | http://​www​.terraur​bana​.eu/​?​&​w​s​l​a​n​g​u​a​ge=en
Senate Depart­ment for Urban Deve­lo­p­ment and the Envi­ron­ment (Abtei­lung VI) | http://​www​.stadt​ent​wick​lung​.ber​lin​.de/​i​n​d​e​x​_​e​n​.​shtml
ROOF WATER-FARM demons­tra­tes paths towards  inno­va­tive city water manage­ment and urban food pro­duc­tion. Poten­ti­als and risks of rede­signing across sec­tors of infra­st­ruc­ture will be explo­red and communicated.
The rese­arch asso­cia­tion inves­ti­ga­tes oppor­tu­nities for buil­ding-inte­gra­ted water tre­at­ment sys­tems to irri­gate and fer­ti­lize roof-top green­houses. Tech­no­lo­gies for water tre­at­ment and aqua­po­nics (plant and fish cul­ti­va­tion) will be exami­ned at a demons­tra­tion and test site in Ber­lin-Kreuz­berg. The rese­arch focu­ses on a hygie­ni­cally safe usage of rain­wa­ter, grey­wa­ter and black­wa­ter as both a stra­tegy for city water manage­ment and a poten­tial for urban food pro­duc­tion. The trans­fe­ra­bi­lity of the ROOF WATER-FARM con­cepts into the urban realm will be exami­ned based on preli­mi­nary fin­dings. Struc­tu­ral vari­ants of green­house plant and fish pro­duc­tion in green­houses will be pro­jec­ted for the scale of a buil­ding unit, and ups­ca­led for urban spaces at large. Over the course of the pro­ject, rese­ar­chers will deve­lop pro­cess-rela­ted com­mu­ni­ca­tion and trai­ning tools for buil­ding-inte­gra­ted water tre­at­ments and urban food production.
Pro­ject web­site: http://​www​.roof​wa​ter​farm​.com
Face­book: https://​www​.face​book​.com/​r​o​o​f​w​a​t​e​rfarm
Down­load pro­ject flyer: http://​www​.roof​wa​ter​farm​.com/​s​i​t​e​/​w​p​-​c​o​n​t​e​n​t​/​u​p​l​o​a​d​s​/​2​0​1​3​/​1​0​/​L​e​p​o​r​e​l​l​o​-​R​W​F​_​D​E​2.pdf