Greater efficiency for the water and sanitation sector

Dynamic developments in the water and sanitation sector are underestimated by many market participants, overshadowed,to some extent, by the fundamental changes afoot in the global energy economy . Nevertheless, the water thematic (not to mention the water-enery nexus) is a key core FMC work area. We support numerous water supply and sanitation providers in targeted further development of their enterprises.

  • Strategic orientation

    In close cooperation with our client, we develop robust ideas for future requirements and support you in assessing required capacities, qualifications, technologies and concepts.

  • Organizational development

    Thanks to our in-depth grasp of the water supply and sanitation sector, we have advised numerous water companies to set up new, and enhance existing, organizational structures.

  • Process optimization and efficiency upgrades

    With our in-depth sector know-how, we systematically support our clients in identifying bona fide and realistic efficiency raising potentials, and in implementing these.

  • Asset management

    Together with our clients, we develop water asset management organizations, work out technical concepts for strategic and operative asset management with the client, and implement IT solutions jointly with our sister company FICHTNER IT Consulting.

  • Value engineering

    Our experts from a range of disciplines assist you by shedding light on major projects to identify optimization possibilities regarding costs, time and quality. When doing so, they routinely attain notable successes.


References for typical projects

  • EBRD, Kyrgyzstan: Foundation of a new company EBRD, Kyrgyzstan: Foundation of a new company

    EBRD, Kyrgyzstan: Foundation of a new company

    A Municipal Council of Kyrgyzstan approached the EBRD with an inquiry concerning financing of rehabilitation of its water supply system and some upgrades in the sanitation system. The services FMC provided were assistance to the Bank to set up, together with the supply utility, a new company and to ensure that the institutional structure and financial situation were acceptable as a counterpart to the Bank.
  • State Capital Stuttgart: Foundation and configuration of an independent water utility State Capital Stuttgart: Foundation and configuration of an independent water utility

    State Capital Stuttgart: Foundation and configuration of an independent water utility

    The services FMC provided were assistance in the process of founding and configuring an independent water utility by analyzing the economic and technical situation along with the development of approaches for unbundling and evaluating the supply network. In addition, FMC identified synergy potentials by combining the tasks of wastewater disposal and water supply. As a result, the outcome was the development of a new organizational model.
  • Hamburg Wasser: Value Engineering Approach Hamburg Wasser: Value Engineering Approach

    Hamburg Wasser: Value Engineering Approach

    A water and wasterwater company applied the Value Engineering approach to their major project "Hafenstraße" with a total budget of € 100 million. Together with a project team of the water and wastewater company alternative solutions have been developed and evaluated for the overall design. A further Value Engineering approach was applied to a subproject and therewith concrete measures to reduce the investment cost by more than 10% have been identified.
  • Emschergenossenschaft: Reflection Asset Management and Asset Services Emschergenossenschaft: Reflection Asset Management and Asset Services

    Emschergenossenschaft: Reflection Asset Management and Asset Services

    The endeavor of a german water management association was to critically reflect the implemented and actively promoted values regarding asset management and asset service. For this purpose FMC derived four alternatives for the organizational placement of asset management and the pros and cons were evaluated in this process. Subsequently, the tasks and interfaces between asset management and asset service were defined. Furthermore, essential processes such as that of budgeting were defined, personnel allocation in the area of asset management was estimated and an implementation-roadmap was compiled.
  • Strategic guidelines for future development of a German water supplier Strategic guidelines for future development of a German water supplier

    Strategic guidelines for future development of a German water supplier

    A German water supply utility was deliberating on the future orientation of its department "Quality Assurance and Research Laboratory", specifically regarding the future infrastructure. The services FMC provided were involving the assistance in the conceptual and systematic derivation of the procedures and definitions of the strategic guidelines, for example, the department's strategic objectives and core competencies. Apart from the structural assessment that, in part, was already available, economic and strategic evaluation criteria were defined and a recommendation strategy with indicative conclusions and recommendations was formulated for the administrative board.
  • RWW: Review of the strategy map RWW: Review of the strategy map

    RWW: Review of the strategy map

    So as to be able to continue to concentrate resources on key topics, together with Fichtner, the RWW's strategy roadmap is reviewed and further developed, particularly for the engineering sector. For this purpose, the planned strategic initiatives are formulated and, in doing so, the complexity of the strategic initiatives is reduced, with the proposals referred to a uniform standard, then ranked in order of priority, an estimate is made of the required resource input, and a timetable is drawn up. The result is, a logically consistent and transparent representation of the strategic initiatives of the engineering sector covering the years until 2024.

Your contact for Water resources

Dr. Bernd Gagsch / Executive Board Member
Dr. Bernd Gagsch / Executive Board Member
  • Dr. Bernd Gagsch
  • Chairman of the Executive Board