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THW in-house exhibition:
efficiency test of drinking water technology

During the first international in-house exhibition about the topic of water at the National Training School in Hoya, THW offers an opportunity for innovation to more than 20 exhibitors. The wide range comprises mobile equipment, which is operated by renewable energy, and flexible water containers. For two days, the water experts of THW will carefully examine the large spectrum of mobile drinking water treatment units and accessories for worldwide use.

Floods, destroyed houses, people in need, contaminated water – a natural disaster somewhere in the world. THW’s drinking water experts from the Rapid Deployment Unit Water and Sanitation Abroad (SEEWA) are on the scene. Quickly and competently they build mobile drinking water treatment units in disaster areas and change badly contaminated sources to clean water. To achieve this, the THW experts, who are also referred to as “water people”, need space saving and efficient equipment.


At the moment, THW is testing exactly such equipment for the area of humanitarian help. To this end, the organisation is supported by altogether 123 participants, including the German World Hunger Organisation, the Austrian Red Cross and the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA). To assess its efficiency, the equipment is directly being operated. Accompanying presentations offer exhibitors and experts a platform for networking and a forum, which allows them to analyse the market.


At the moment, THW uses the “TWA 6“ to provide humanitarian immediate aid. It can produce up to 6,000 litres of drinking water per hour which meets the requirements of WHO. Its modules were last used after the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan.

  • SEEWA experts gathering information about the drinking water units. (show image)

  • During the fair, the drinking water units were presented.  (show image)

  • A Danish enterprise was among the international exhibitors.  (show image)

  • Not only equipment but also accessories - here: folding silos - were carefully examined by the experts.  (show image)

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