MayArticle about SoWaDi in P-Stadtkulturmagazin [GERMAN] of Darmstadt
17. Apr – 18. AprConstruction of two test devices in Darmstadt
The DE02 and DE03 test facilities are built and equipped with measurement technology on the experimental field of the TU Darmstadt. Their parallel operation enables a direct comparison of the performance after design changes that are tested on one of them.


29. OctBroadcast of VDI-Postcast “Technik aufs Ohr”: Ingenieure ohne Grenzen: Sauberes Wasser für alle [GERMAN]
29. OctOnline presentation “Introduction of SoWaDi”
17. AugArticle about SoWaDi in Paradigma’s blog [GERMAN]
07. AugArticle about the work on our project during the Corona pandemic in “VDI-Nachrichten”
JulArticle about SoWaDi in “Innovation 4.0” [GERMAN]
08. Jan – 05. MarConstruction of six additional plants in Tanzania
During a two-month stay in Tanzania the two plants constructed in 2017 could be revised. In addition, six new devices were built at the locations Malage VTC (Mwanga) and Kidia with an updated construction manual.


DecFundraising for the next project phase completed
Thanks to generous donations by the Erbacher Stiftung, the company Tractebel, the Rotary Club Darmstadt and the Water Engineering Network e.V., among others, an eight-week project phase can take place in Tanzania in early 2020.
18. NovArticle about SoWaDi in “Deutsches Ingenieursblatt” [GERMAN]
18. OctArticle about our meeting with FOCUS e.V. that is active in Burkina Faso in “Mannheimer Morgen” [GERMAN]
26. JulArticle about our new test device on TU Darmstadt camous “echo” [GERMAN]
14. – 16. JunConstruction of a second test device
The SoWaDi team built a new test device on the TU Darmstadt campus. This plant is supposed to provide useful measurement data over a longer period of time, reaching beyond the next project phase scheduled for early 2020.


12. JulInterview in the FAZ Hochschulanzeiger [GERMAN] (a German university magazine)
15. – 17. JunConstruction of a SoWaDi test device
During three days the project team built a new test device in Darmstadt. The technical changes designed since the stay in Tanzania in 2017 were implemented for the first time.


05. MayPresentation at the location Wackerfabrik close to Darmstadt
JanField test of device and construction manual in Tanzania
The device and its construction manual were tested in cooperation with the Malage Vocational Training Center in Tanzania. Students built two working devices using only locally available material and the construction manual.


OctProject phase 2017 is financed
With a generous contribution from the Erbacher Stiftung the project phase January 2017 is fully funded.


DecProduct data sheet
Completion of the Product data sheet. The most important data is summarized here.
05. – 07. MayExhibition stand at Konaktiva (Darmstadtium, Darmstadt)
12. – 17. AprPresentation at the seventh World Water Forum in South KoreaRetrieved on 03.02.2016 (PDF) [GERMAN]
JanSuccessful completion of the validation of the functional principle of the plant. In the future, the focus will be on the development of the construction manual.


13. OctInterview with Greenality MovementRetrieved on 20.01.2016 (PDF) [GERMAN]
29. AugExhibition stand at Darmstädter Lange Nacht (Karolinenplatz, Darmstadt)
Aug – OctMicrobiological tests
Multiple parameters are tested during operation using the newly built prototype.
24. – 27. JulConstruction 3rd prototype
To test the current construction and conduct microbiological tests a third prototype gets built. This is the first build at the actual size.
17. May – 04. JunConstruction 2nd prototype
The first prototype gets modified to test different construction methods.
07. MayExhibition stand at Konaktiva (Darmstadtium, Darmstadt)


03. – 06. DecExhibition stand at Euromold (Messegelände, Frankfurt)
12. NovPresentation at AK55+ (Darmstadt)
14. – 16. JunConstruction 1st prototype
To test concept and construction as well as validate the calculations a first prototype is built in a reduced scale (~1:2).
24. MayNaturenergie Plus Förderprojekt Wasser ist Leben (Water is Life, Award)
12. MayExhibition stand at TU meet & move (Hochschulstadion, TU Darmstadt)
May – JulTests regarding concept and construction
20. MärzPresentation at a theme night for the World Water Day (603qm, Darmstadt)


07. DecPresentation and project introduction (Schlossgraben 1, Darmstadt)
NovStart of project (DEU-IOG02)
Start of the follow-up project: Development of a concept for solar thermal water disinfection (DEU-IOG02)
29. SeptExhibition stand at Rio+20 Aktionstag (Luisenplatz, Darmstadt)
AugProject introduction video, created by a group of students of the THM
22. MarPresentation World Water Day (Gießen)
15. MarVDI Nachrichten: Ingenieure helfen der Welt (Award). Retrieved on 03.02.2016 (PDF) [GERMAN]
18. FebExhibition stand: Project introduction (Rudolf-Dieselstr. 28b Weiterstadt)
31. JanExhibition stand at THinG Day (Karo 5, TU Darmstadt)


11. MayExhibition stand at Konaktiva (Darmstadtium)
07. – 30. AprProject phase in Kenia
12. FebAward from DM: Ideen Initiative Zukunft (Ideas initiative Future)


04. MayExhibition stand at Konaktiva (Darmstadtium)
JanStart of Project (DEU-MER01)
Start of project: Examination of concepts regarding solar thermal water disinfection of cistern water (DEU-MER01)