The Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) is the federal authority of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). The headquarters of the BAW are in Karlsruhe, another office is located in Hamburg.

Our core task is to provide consultancy to the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administra-tion on all issues relating to waterways engineering, especially giving expert opinions regard-ing structures and equipment of the waterways infrastructure.

One of our great assets is that we adopt an integrated approach to waterways engineering issues. We thus ensure that all technical aspects are comprehensively taken into account in the solutions.

At the BAW, the following departments work hand in hand;
Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering in Inland Areas, Hydraulic Engineering in Coastal Areas & Ship Technology.

The complexity of the tasks calls for a strong team. The BAW has developed a unique network of competence and skills in waterways engineering by integrating all relevant sub-disciplines.

Our work is an important contribution to ensuring that waterways in Germany meet ever tougher technical, economic and ecological demands. We have extensive expertise and experience in the field of waterways engineering and, as key players in the ongoing development of this discipline, enjoy a formidable reputation in the national and international scientific community.

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