Bodies & Structure

The General Assembly, the Managing Board and the Presidial Board are the bodies of the Association. The Managing Board consists of the members of the Presidial Board, the chairpersons elected by the members of the sectors and up to ten other experts in the field of gas and/or water.

The Presidial Board consists of the President, the Vice-President and up to four other members. The members of the Presidial Board are elected for 2 years on the proposal of the Managing Board.

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PRESIDENT

Dr.-Ing. Günter Stoll

Grünbeck Wasseraufbereitung GmbH

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VICE PRESIDENT

Dipl.-Ing. Jörn Winkels

Mannesmann Line Pipe GmbH

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Dipl.-Ing. Karl-Heinz Backhaus

Vaillant GmbH

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Thorsten Dietz

RMG Messtechnik GmbH

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Dipl.-Ing. Karl Dungs

Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedhelm Schlößer

Schwank GmbH

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Dipl.-Ing. Georg Taubert

Geberit International AG

HYDROGEN

Franck Royer

KLINGER GmbH

GAS & HEATING

Christoph Schreckenberg

Vaillant GmbH

CONTROLS | GAS & LIQUID FUELS

Jörg Susan

Siemens AG

GAS METERING & INFRASTRUCTURE

Carsten Lorenz

Fiorentini Deutschland GmbH

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

N.N.

N.N.

WATER TREATMENT

N.N.

N.N.

WATER METERING & SENSORING

N.N.

N.N.

DRINKING WATER INSTALLATION

N.N.

N.N.

WASTE WATER TREATMENT

N.N.

GAS

Klaus W. Jesse

Maxitrol GmbH & Co. KG

WATER

Thomas Kempf

Hansa Armaturen GmbH

WATER

Markus Kleine-Bussmann

Hans Sasserath GmbH & CO. KG

GAS

Lutz Krischausky

Wolf GmbH

GAS

Dipl.-Ing. Heiko Schneider

GoGas Goch GmbH & Co. KG

GAS

Ralf Schröder

AFRISO-EURO-INDEX GmbH

PIPES

Dipl.-Ing. Werner Schulte

Viega Technology GmbH & Co. KG

WATER

Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Stemick

WATER

Dipl.-Betriebsw. (BA) Andrea Strobel

HYDRO-ELEKTRIK GmbH

GAS/WATER

Marc Vincenz

Gas-Control/WATERcontrol AG

Prof. Dr. Gerald Linke

Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V. (DVGW)

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Fritz Eckard Lang

Rohrleitungsbauverband e.V. (rbv)
Lang GmbH Bauunternehmen seit 1891

The figawa office in Cologne supervises and organises the active work of the association.

You can find all contact details for the office staff under CONTACT.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Association structures "Close-to-the-market"

figawa is divided into sectors and working groups that reflect the relevant product groups and service or installation areas of the companies in the gas and water sector. Through this working structure, figawa's members represent the entire value chain: From generation, storage and transport, measurement and control to application.

In the intersectoral coordination groups, cross-sectoral topics are dealt with. Coordination groups can also be established below sectors for specific ad hoc topics.


Sector Coordination Groups

Key topics:

  • Further development of the standards in the scope of the Regulation
  • Interpretation of the regulation

Focus of work:

  • Representation of interests in the VAEG of the Federal Ministry of Construction
  • Participation in stakeholder processes of the EU Commission

→ Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC

Key topics:

  • Further development of the standards in the scope of the regulation
  • Interpretation of the regulation

Focus of work:

  • Representation of interests in Notified Bodies Group open (NBGA-open)
  • Harmonization of standardization
  • Cooperation on Guidance Sheets


→ Regulation (EU) 2016/426 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on appliances burning gaseous fuels and repealing Directive 2009/142/EC

Key topics:

  • Accompanying and shaping the implementation of the requirements into nationally applicable law.
  • Assessment of sector-specific requirements arising from the legal framework of the Directive and relating to non-hygienic minimum requirements for materials in contact with drinking water

Focus of work:

  • tbd


→ Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2020 on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)

Key topics:

  • Regulatory requirements for materials in contact with drinking water national and European
  • Normative requirements for materials national and european
  • Product conformity requirements national and European
  • Strategic communication to the industry

Focus of work:

  • Monitoring and strategic coordination regarding the national implementation of Article 11 of the EU Drinking Water Directive
  • Technical monitoring of the delegated and implementing acts of Article 11 of the EU Drinking Water Directive
  • Strategic steering of the European Drinking Water initiative
  • Monitoring and coordination of national requirements for materials and products
  • Coordination with other national and European associations involved


→ Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2020 on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)


Sectors and working groups

Key topics:

  • Integration of work content on the topic of hydrogen from all sectors
  • Bundling and representation of the topic of hydrogen to the outside world
  • Establishment of hydrogen in the heat market and process heat


Focus of work:

  • Materials with regard to their compatibility with H2 and H2 mixtures (corrosion behavior, permeation, mechanical/technical properties)
  • Standardization (testing principles for materials, testing principles for components and devices)
  • Generation, storage and transport (planning, construction, operation of power-to-gas plants, electrolysers and their components, hydrogen feed-in plants, control and regulation technology)
  • Technical communication towards the public, politics and committees
  • Sector coupling for the areas of heat, electricity and storage, as well as material use

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

Edgar Kreis

Schwank GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Arne Gmerek, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Knowledge base for materials on H2/CH4 mixtures and 100% H2
  • R+D

Focus of work:

  • Creation of foundations for standardization
  • Support and initiation of projects on materials
  • Identify and communicate R&D needs

CHAIR

Daniela Marchese

Compounds AG

VICE CHAIR

Dr.-Ing. Holger Brauer

Mannesmann Line Pipe GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Arne Gmerek, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Joint normative approach of the sectors Gas & Heating, Controls Gas & Liquid Fuels, Gas Metering & Infrastructure.
  • Overview of regulatory and standardization work
  • Standardization strategy and exchange of information on CEN and ISO regulatory work and international rulemaking
  • Standardization strategy and exchange of information on DVGW regulatory work and national rulemaking


Focus of work:

  • Development of a joint standardization strategy involving national and international standards.
  • Support and initiation of current projects of NAGas, NHRS, etc.
  • Initiation and support of certification programs of DVGW CERT, Kiwa, etc.

CHAIR

Dr.-Ing. Karl-Günther Dalsaß

Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG

VICE CHAIR

Edgar Kreis

Schwank GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Arne Gmerek

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Forum for knowledge exchange for suppliers for generation plants and equipment
  • Safety and metrological equipment for storage and transport systems

Focus of work:

  • Adaptation of the existing regulatory framework to the use of hydrogen up to 700 bars
  • Evaluation of generation technologies, products and services
  • Initiation and supervision of the closure of regulatory gaps
  • Evaluation and integration of innovative technologies for generation, storage and transport of hydrogen in existing and/or new infrastructures

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

Ulrich Trebbe

Bilfinger EMS GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Arne Gmerek, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Hydrogen in the heat market - figawa's point of view
  • Internal and external communication; national and European
  • Acting towards politics, associations, etc.
  • Basics for training courses occupational health and safety, operational safety

 

Focus of work:

  • Development of a communication strategy on the topic of hydrogen in the direction of the public/politics/industry/regulators
  • Participation in events of the network
  • Elaboration of statements/publications
  • Planning and implementation of internal and external technical events (online/present)

CHAIR

Christoph Schreckenberg

Vaillant GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Jens Hundrieser

Endress + Hauser (Deutschland) GmbH+Co. KG

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Arne Gmerek, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Internationalization of national and European standardization for equipment and services
  • National regulatory framework for maintenance
  • National and European legal framework


Focus of work:

  • Design of the national and European legal framework
  • Evaluation of the energetic efficiency of devices
  • Determination of the hydrogen suitability of devices
  • National and European testing principles, certification

CHAIR

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedhelm Schlößer

Schwank GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Christoph Schreckenberg

Vaillant GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Harald Petermann

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Establish non-residential buildings (hall buildings) as an important and independent category in legislation and standardization
  • Generation of technology-neutral and economical solutions for energy-saving requirements for hall buildings in Germany and Europe
  • Recognition of gas as a renewable energy
  • Climatic conditioning of indoor air

Focus of work: 

  • Implementation of the Building Energy Law (GEG) for hall buildings.
  • Promotion of efficient hall heating systems within the framework of the Federal Promotion for Efficient Buildings (BEG)
  • Simplification and review of the system standard DIN V 18599
  • Implementation of hydrogen technology for heating systems
  • "Green heating decentralized" - Initiaitive
  • VDI 3805 - Building Information Modeling (BIM)

CHAIR

Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Flohren

Schwank GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Klaus Dödtmann

nordluft Wärme- und Lüftungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl-Ing. Harald Petermann

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Information on the economic development of heating technology (BDH)
  • German and European framework conditions
  • Technical issues

Focus of work:

  • National hydrogen strategy and accompanying activities
  • New regulations in the GEG
  • UBA assessment principles (materials in contact with drinking water)
  • European Green Deal and EU Recovery Plan / EU Renovation Wave
  • Evaluation of EU Regulations Lot 1 / Lot 2
  • European Drinking Water Directive
  • Field test on the use of heating oil with regenerative blending components
  • Gas harmonization Europe / Germany
  • VDI 2035 part 1 (heating water)
  • Revision DWA-A 251

CHAIR

Dr. Rainer Ortmann

Bosch Thermotechnik

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl-Ing. Harald Petermann

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Standardization/regulation and framework conditions for the application of sensor technologies for the detection of combustible gases and exhaust gases from combustion processes
  • Standardization/regulation for exhaust systems and their systems
  • EU Directive on the efficiency of buildings

Focus of work:

  • European Standardization/regulation
  • Standardization efforts in the USA on CO sensors for gas furnaces - Current evaluation by CEN/TC58/WG14
  • Criteria for the assessment of the suitability and safe usability of combustion plants
  • Information on the status of VDI regulations
  • News from the chimney sweep trade - KÜO, 1. BImSchV, 44. BImSchV as well as VDI 4208 part 2

CHAIR

Dr. Dietmar Doll

MRU Messgeräte für Rauchgase und Umweltschutz GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Dipl.-Ing. Richard Skoberla

SYSTRONIK Elektronik u. Systemtechnik GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Werner Born

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Market area conversion from L- to H-gas
  • Representation of interests of companies certified according to DVGW G 676 (qualification criteria for companies performing maintenance and repair on gas equipment).
  • Maintenance and repair of gas equipment on plant premises
  • Planning, construction, maintenance and repair of thermo-process plants

Focus of work:

  • Bundling the interests of the certified L/H gas conversion companies
  • Participation in the creation of a German set of rules and regulations for L/H gas conversion
  • Participation in the regulatory work of the DVGW

CHAIR

Edgar Kreis

Schwank GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Ronny Lichtenstein

Viega GmbH & Co. KG

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Werner Born

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Further development of national regulations/standards and European/international standardization
  • Cross-industry forum for the exchange of information between the relevant players in the industry

Focus of work:

  • Technical implementation of the energy transition in the area of heating and process heat
  • Establishment of hydrogen and eFuels by creating a test basis for the certification of components
  • Active support of research projects (e.g. BAM project)

CHAIR

Dipl.-Ing. Karl Dungs

Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG

VICE CHAIR

Jörg Susan

Siemens AG

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl-Ing. Harald Petermann

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Further development of European and international standardization of gas use in the field of components with the objective of functional safety
  • Reporting on and participation in the regulatory framework at national and European level
  • Participation in R&D projects
  • Market development, reporting
  • Technologies


Focus of work:

Directives and regulations at European and national level, e.g:

  • European
    • REACH/RoHS
    • Overview EU studies energy efficiency/building efficiency
    • CEN Guide Gas
    • UKCA - Approvals
  • National
    • Future use of hydrogen

European and international standardization

  • Management standardization projects
  • Component standardization European
  • Component standardization global
  • Application standards

CHAIR

Dr.-Ing. Karl-Günther Dalsaß

Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG

VICE CHAIR

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Jürgen Schwalme

ebm-papst Landshut GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl-Ing. Harald Petermann

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • National and European standardization
  • Research and development
  • Establishment of CO2-neutral fuels
  • Legal framework
  • National regulations on handling substances hazardous to water

Focus of work:

  • Activities CEN/TC 47/WG4 "Atomizing oil burners and their components" and DIN mirror committee
  • Informal exchange and active participation in DIN standards and steering committees
  • Standardization of paraffinic fuels
  • Active participation in the rules and regulations of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e. V. (German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste) (DWA)
  • Technical Rules on Substances Hazardous to Water (TRWS)
  • Informational exchange with the DIBt
    • Model administrative regulation
    • Technical building regulations (MV V TB)
    • Model Building Code (MBO)
  • Active cooperation in projects of the
  • „Deutsche wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Erdöl, Erdgas und Kohle e.V.“ ("German Scientific Society for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Coal") (DGMK)

CHAIR

Ralf Schröder

AFRISO-EURO-INDEX GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Karsten Schober

GOK Regler- u. Armaturen-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Werner Born

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Participation in the preparation of technical regulations according to DIN and DVGW (product standardization) for domestic gas installations
  • Support of R&D projects in the project support groups of DVGW
  • Report from the Gas Standards Committee (NAGas)

Focus of work:

  • Components and auxiliary materials
  • H2 suitability / H2 readiness / H2 certification programs
  • Hydrogen Innovation Program DVGW
  • G 260 E "Gas properties"
  • Safety of sealants according to DIN EN 751 in installed condition - basic investigations
  • MeGAn - Methane emissions in gas applications
  • Elastomer seals - certification for 50-year service life

CHAIR

Klaus W. Jesse

Maxitrol GmbH & Co. KG

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Werner Born

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Further development of the European and international standardization of gas meters and gas analysers in gas infrastructure and domestic/commercial/industrial applications.
  • Further development of the European and international standardization of gas pressure regulators and gas safety devices in gas infrastructure
  • Co-design of the European and national regulatory framework of gas infrastructure and commercial gas supply.
  • BMWi-BSI Roadmap Process

Focus of work:

  • Internationalization of product standardization
  • Qualification of products for non-conventional gases
  • Qualification of products in accordance with legal metrology requirements
  • Qualification of companies according to national regulations

CHAIR

Thorsten Dietz

RMG Messtechnik GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Carsten Lorenz

Fiorentini Deutschland GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl-Ing. Harald Petermann

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Further development of European and international standardization of gas meters in gas infrastructure and domestic/commercial/industrial applications, in the committees:
    • CEN/TC 234 Gas infrastructure
    • CEN/TC 237 Gas meters
    • CEN/TC 294 Communication systems for meters
    • CEN/TC 408 Natural gas and biomethane
    • DVGW TK1 Gas metering and billing
  • Monitoring of the technical and regulatory framework in the following areas:
    • AGME Working Group on Metrology and Verification
    • PTB AA Gas Measurement
    • European directives and standardization
    • SMGW Smartmeter Gateway
    • OMS - Group
    • WELMEC European legal metrology
    • OIML International Organization Legal Metrology

Focus of work:

  • Implementation and qualification of hydrogen technology for gas measurement technology with consideration of metrology
  • Internationalization of product standardization
  • Qualification of products in accordance with legal metrology, international and national requirements
  • BMWi - BSI Roadmap Process

CHAIR

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Franz

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS)

VICE CHAIR

Dr. Michael Grexa

RMG Messtechnik GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl-Ing. Harald Petermann

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Further development of the European and international standardization of gas pressure regulators and safety devices of the gas infrastructure

Focus of work:

  • Internationalization of product standardization
  • Qualification of products for non-conventional gases
  • European standardization (CEN/TC 234, CEN/TC 235)
  • International standardization (ISO/TC 161/WG5)
  • National standardization of products in DIN NAGas

CHAIR

Dipl.-Ing. Paul Ladage

Elster GmbH
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS)

VICE CHAIR

Alexander Schneider

GMT GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Werner Born

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Further development of national and European standardization of gas infrastructure
  • Provision of information on the national regulatory framework
  • Quality assurance within the framework of company certification according to G 493
  • Information on developments in gas network technology
  • Information on occupational safety measures and legal conditions
  • Digitalization in the areas of service, planning, construction and operation
  • Centralized and decentralized LNG supply
  • Establishment of a system for the distribution and use of hydrogen
  • Creation of infrastructure for gas mobility

Focus of work:

  • DVGW TK- Plant engineering and DIN NAGas
  • DVGW TK- Renewable gases
  • DVGW TK- Infrastructure Gas Mobility
  • European standardization (CEN/TC 234)
  • CEN/TC 234 WG 6 Gas Pressure Regulation
  • ISO/TC 252 Project committee: Natural gas fuelling stations for vehicles
  • Sector coupling
  • Hydrogen & Mobility

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Werner Born

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Provision of information on the national regulatory framework
  • Quality assurance within the scope of company certification according to G 468 and W 491
  • Information on developments in gas network technology and applied sensor technology
  • Information on occupational safety measures and the legal conditions

Focus of work:

  • Certification issues G 468 with auditors or responsible persons at DVGW CERT GmbH
  • Active participation in the design of the DVGW rules and regulations
  • Active design of a high quality level in company certification
  • Positioning of the pipe network inspection industry vis-à-vis the gas industry
  • Information about technical developments and research
  • Initiation of own R&D projects
  • Information about the regulatory framework
  • Participation in the redesign of the training concept for pipe network inspectors
  • Participation in the DVGW R&D project "Evaluation of new measurement methods for pipeline inspection in gas networks"
  • Information regarding methane emissions in Germany
  • Hydrogen development in Germany

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Werner Born

figawa
Contact


Key topics:

  • Planning, construction, operation, regeneration, dismantling of wells and monitoring wells, geothermal plants
  • Standardisation national level:
    DVGW and DIN
  • Functional standardisation of water abstraction European level:
    CEN/TC 451 WG 1 Water wells
  • Materials in contact with drinking water

Focus of work:

  • Functional standardisation drinking water production national and European level
  • Product standardisation national and European level
  • Tender and contract conditions
  • Monitoring of the regulatory framework
  • Elaboration of statements and working aids
  • Monitoring and support of research projects

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Reinders

figawa
Contact

Key topics

  • Planning, construction, operation, regeneration, dismantling of wells and monitoring wells, geothermal plants

Focus of work:

  • Functional standardisation drinking water production national level: 
    NA 119-07-03 AA Water abstraction
  • Functional standardisation of water abstraction European level:
    CEN/TC 451 WG 1 Water wells
  • Product standardisation national level:
    Components and products for drilling and well construction
  • Tender and contract conditions:
    DVA committees DIN-ATV 18301 "Drilling" DIN-ATV 18327 "Completion of geothermal and well drilling"
  • Monitoring of the regulatory framework relevant to well construction (TrinkwV, WHG, KrWG, GeolDG etc.)

CHAIR

Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Harms

GWE pumpenboese GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) André Arens

Hölscher Wasserbau GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Aharon Weiß, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • National regulation in the field of DVGW and DIN
  • European regulation in CEN TC 164, 155, a.o.
  • Materials in contact with drinking water

Focus of work:

  • Elaboration of statements and working aids
  • Monitoring, collaboration and support of national and European standardisation
  • Monitoring, collaboration, support and initiation of research projects

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Reinders

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Standardisation & technical rules
  • Planning, construction & operation of drinking water and swimming pool water treatment plants
  • Regulatory requirements at national and European level
  • Knowledge transfer & exchange

Focus of work: 

  • tba

 

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Aharon Weiß

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Manufacturing and operation of ozone generators for drinking water and swimming pool water treatment

Focus of work:

  • Product standards on national level:
    DIN NA 119-07-13 Chemicals and plants for water treatment
     
  • Product standards on European level:
    CEN/TC 164/WG 16 In-situ generating and dosing of biocides for water treatment
     
  • CEN/TC 164/WG 9 Chemicals and filtering media for water treatment
  • DGUV Technical rule for the use of ozone in water treatment
  • Product approvals following the Biocidal Products Regulation

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Aharon Weiß, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Planning, construction and operation of swimming pool water treatment plants

Focus of work:

  • Functional standards national level:
    DIN NA-119-04-13 Treatment of swimming pool water
     
  • Product standards national level:
    DIN NA 119-07-13 Chemicals and plants for water treatment
     
  • Functional standards European level:
    CEN/TC  136 Sports, playground and other recreational facilities and equipment
     
  • Product standards European level:
    CEN/TC 164/WG 16 In-situ generating and dosing of biocides for water treatment
    CEN/TC 164/WG 9 Chemicals and filtering media for water treatment

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Aharon Weiß, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics:

  • Manufacturing and operation of UV-plants, Standardization of low pressure and medium pressure lamps and LEDs, research projects

Focus of work:

  • Product standards national level:
    DIN NA 119-07-15 Disinfection methods
     
  • Functional standards national level:
    NA 119-07-16 AA Treatment of swimming pool water

CHAIR

Georg Csontos

Evoqua Water Technologies GmbH

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Aharon Weiß, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Planning, construction and operation of chlorinators and chlorine dioxide generators, normative and legal framework of the generation and use of chlorine and chlorine compounds for the disinfection of water and for the cleaning of water-technical plants.

Focus of work:

  • Functional standards drinking water on national level
    DIN NA-119-07-15 Disinfection methods
    DVGW PK “Mechanical equipment in treatment plants”
     
  • Functional standards swimming pool water on national level:
    NA 119-07-16 AA Treatment of swimming pool water
     
  • Product standards on national level:
    DIN NA 119-07-13 Chemicals and plants for water treatment
     
  • Product standards on European level:
    CEN/TC 164/WG 16 In-situ generating and dosing of biocides for water treatment
    CEN/TC 164/WG 9 Chemicals and filtering media for water treatment
  • Regulatory framework (Biocidal Products Regulation, German Drinking Water Ordinance etc.)

CHAIR

Thomas Beutel

Lutz-Jesco GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Georg Csontos

Evoqua Water Technologies GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Aharon Weiß, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Support and exchange on biocide regulatory approval processes for the in-situ generation of biocides
  • Main steering committee for figawa activities in the field of biocidal products regulation like standardisation and influencing the relevant regulatory framework
  • Exchange platform for BPR consortia

Focus of work:

  • Product standards on European level:
    CEN/TC 164/WG 16 In-situ generating and dosing of biocides for water treatment
     
  • Support & monitoring ECHA In-Situ Guidance
     
  • Monitoring of CA-meetings, BPC and BPC Working groups
     
  • Promotion of exchange between Active Substance Authorisation and Product Approval Dossier holders

CHAIR

Tatjana Röder

Aquagroup AG

VICE CHAIR

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Pantow

JUDO Wasseraufbereitung GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Aharon Weiß, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Coordination group consisting of WGs "Chlorine and chlorine compounds" and "Biocidal Products"

Key topics: 

  • Product authorisation following Biocidal Products Regulation

Focus of work:

  • Product standards on European level:
    CEN/TC 164/WG 16 In-situ generating and dosing of biocides for water treatment
     
  • Support and monitoring of ECHA In-situ guidance
     
  • Monitoring of CA-meetings, BPC and BPC Working groups
     
  • Cooperation with Active Substance approval and Product authorisation Dossier holder REACHMonitor

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Aharon Weiß, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics

  • Membrane in water distribution and drinking water installation (Point of Use)
  • Energy efficiency and drinking water hygiene (point of entry)
  • Filtration - Processes for water treatment

Focus of work:

  • Terminal sterile filtration
  • Retrograde contamination
  • Requirements for sterility
  • Filter elements with pore size < 80 µm only for temporary use after EN1717 and DIN1988
  • Tests of membranes

CHAIR

Dr.-Ing. Stephan Eichhorn

BRITA GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Dr.-Ing. Ralf Söcknick

Grünbeck Wasseraufbereitung GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Reinders

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • National and European technical and regulatory requirements for water conditioning devices

Focus of work:

  • Standardization of devices for minimizing microorganisms
  • Standardization of water softening and lime protection devices
  • Impact Study Water Softening
  • National approval procedures for ion exchange resins according to drinking water regulations

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Lars Neveling, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Coordination Group consisting of WGs "Membrane & filtration" und "Water conditioning"

Key topics

  • Membrane filters in drinking water installations
  • Sterile filtration

Focus of work:

  • Terminal sterile filtration
  • Retrograde contamination
  • Requirements for sterility
  • Tests of membranes – TIP Temporary test basis for innovative products
  • Standardisation of terminal membrane filtration

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Reinders

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Digitisation in the field of analytics and measuring devices as well as other sensor technology regarding the medium water (drinking water, etc.)
  • Smart solutions in water networks and drinking water installations
  • Digital water meter management - legal requirements and practical implementation
  • Communication technologies and data protection
  • Materials in contact with drinking water
  • Calibration law and legal requirements
  • Smart metering

Focus of work:

  • Online detection of microbiological activities in water networks - focus on drinking water
  • Development of a figawa Technical Note

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Reinders

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Digitisation in the field of analytics and measuring devices as well as other sensor technology regarding the medium water (drinking water, etc.)
  • Smart solutions in water networks and drinking water installations

Focus of work:

  • Online detection of microbiological activities in water networks - focus on drinking water
  • Development of a figawa Technical Note

CHAIR

Georg Csontos

Evoqua Water Technologies GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Dr. Achim Gahr

Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Reinders

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Digital water meter management - legal requirements and practical implementation
  • Communication technologies and data protection
  • Materials in contact with drinking water
  • Calibration law and legal requirements
  • Smart metering

Focus of work:

  • Determination within the framework of the constituent meeting

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Reinders

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Regulatory requirements for materials and products in contact with drinking water (European and national)
  • Technical standardisation European and national
  • Planning, construction & operation of drinking water installations
  • Expert training (design of training programs)
  • Hygienic requirements in drinking water installations

Focus of work:

  • tba

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Lars Neveling, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Hygienic relevant requirements for planning, construction and operation of drinking water installations from EN 806 ff., DIN 1988 ff. DVGW-regulations and other technical regulations
  • Exchange forum with planners, technical experts, sanitary plumbers and operators regarding hygienic issues
  • Answers to the increased requirements (e.g. higher temperatures in buildings)
  • Water Safety Plan inside buildings

Focus of work:

  • tba

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Lars Neveling, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • Regulatory requirements national
  • Hygienic requirements for drinking water
  • Requirements for sampling
  • Microbiological parameters in drinking water
  • Chemical requirements in drinking water

Focus of work:

  • Technical guidance on legionella and heavy metals
  • Development of a position on microplastics

CHAIR

Dipl.-Jur. Marcus Pikarek

WATERcontrol AG

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Lars Neveling, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Key topics: 

  • System standardisation (non-hygienic relevant aspects from EN 806 ff., DIN 1988 ff.n etc.)
  • Testing standardisation (testing requirements for materials and products)
  • Regulatory requirements national and European for metallic materials, organic materials and conformity assessment procedures

Focus of work:

  • tba

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Lars Neveling, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Coordination group consisting of WGs "Hygiene in drinking water installations", "Water analysis" and "Material, product & system requirements"

Key topics: 

  • Development of new training formats
  • Improvement of existing training formats
  • Ongoing adaptation of training content to regulatory and technical developments

Focus of work:

  • tba

CHAIR

Dr.-Ing. Heinz Rötlich

JUDO Wasseraufbereitung GmbH

VICE CHAIR

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Zehetgruber

Grünbeck Wasseraufbereitung GmbH

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Lars Neveling, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact

Coordination group consisting of WGs "Material, product & system requirements"

Key topics: 

  • National and European regulatory requirements for elastomers and thermoplastic elastomers

Focus of work:

  • tba

CHAIR

N.N.

VICE CHAIR

N.N.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT

Lars Neveling, M.Sc.

figawa
Contact