GWT Gold Sponsor at the ICWS2022


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AKUT mbB has been developing solutions for the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources since 1988. They have a specialised research and development department and a commitment to future-orientated solutions across the board.

Areas of specific expertise:

  • Sewage engineering
  • Urban surface waters
  • Decentralised stormwater management
  • Solar technology
  • Greywater and rainwater utilisation
  • Biogas and district heating systems


The GWT contact for AKUT is Heribert Rustige, Managing Director, Research and Development)

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Heribert Rustige, Dipl Ing Environmental Engineering, is a researcher and designer of wetland systems, offering expertise and services internationally via AKUT Umweltschutz Ingenieure Burkard u Partner engineering company in Berlin, Germany.

In 1988 after graduation from the Technical University of Berlin, Heribert co-founded AKUT to bring innovative solutions from research into praxis. Since then, constructed wetlands has been a major field of expertise from small systems in the 1990s to large modern industrial wetlands in China. AKUT contributed to many research projects defining the standards for natural wastewater treatment in Germany. As a member of the German standard committees DIN and DWA, and the Ecological Engineering Society (IOV), Heribert has been instrumental in using applied research results to develop guidelines and standards.

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AKUT Umweltschutz Ingenieure

Burkard und Partner mbB

Wattstr. 10, 13355 Berlin


+49 30 52 000 95-0



For over 20 years, our services in environmental technology have been valued as innovative and reliable by our clients.

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AKUT Umweltschutz Ingenieure
Burkard und Partner

Wattstr. 10, 13355 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 52 000 95-0
Fax: +49 30 52 000 95-9

Sydower Feld 4
16359 Biesenthal

Tel.: +49 3337 41908
Fax.: +49 3337 41907


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GWT events @ ICWS2022




7/11  9am  Anacleto Rizzo   (Keynote)

Wetland community expertise in the new Nature-Based Solution and Circular Economy vision: links and new research and design trends


7/11  10.40am  Dion van Oirschot

MULTISOURCE: Aerated wetland treating black and grey water for reuse at campsite Belgium


07/11   11:40am  Heike Hoffman

The potential of the French Wetland System for reuse - Results of a long-term project in the Peruvian arid coast area


7/11  4pm Heike Hoffman

Operational experiences with a sludge treatment wetland as part of a municipal WWTP in Brazil


7/11  4.30pm Fabio Masi

Water Projects Europe: NICE / MULTISOURCE


9/11  2pm Steen Nielsen

Treatment of industrial sludge in a pilot Sludge Treatment Wetland planted with Phragmites australis and Schenoplectus californicus


9/11  2pm Riccardo Bresciani

Reed beds for drying sludge from a winery wastewater treatment plant in Spain: the WETWINE project


9/11   4.40pm  Taxiarchis Seintos

Application of a full-scale UASB and two-stage constructed wetland system for water reclamation and nutrient recycling of domestic wastewater in arid areas


9/11  5pm Simos Malamis

Investigation of the use of different filling materials in unsaturated vertical flow constructed wetlands for the treatment of UASB effluent from domestic wastewater

T. Seintos, E. Statiris, F. Masi, C. Noutsopoulos, S. Malamis


9/11 5pm Scott Wallace

Practical aspects in the determination of first-order removal rate coefficients (k) for horizontal flow treatment wetlands


10/11 11.20am Fabio Masi

Electroactive and intensified pilot-scale constructed wetlands for the treatment of high loads of septic tank effluent


10/11 2.20pm Alain Petitjean

Intensified French Treatment Wetlands - Influence of operating parameters on nitrogen removal


10/11 4pm  Andy Freeman

Treatment of de-icer contaminated runoff at a UK airport using intensified Nature Based Solutions - A 10-year operational performance review



P4: Coupling French Reed Bed and Short Rotation Plantation for developing circular economy of wastewater in India: A case of PAVITR prototype / Anacleto Rizzo

P39: Constructed wetlands for the treatment of combined sewer overflow upstream of centralised wastewater treatment plants / Chiara Sarti