Huber Technology Foundation

Future Water

Huber Technology Foundation
Huber Technology Foundation

The world's water resources are scarce and, in the long run, cannot be substituted contrary to many other raw materials and energy carriers on our planet. Using water sparingly and responsible in terms of sustainability are the need of the moment in times of ever growing scarcity of resources worldwide. This includes the recovery and reuse of the valuable constituents contained within wastewater after human consumption in households, industry and agriculture. Equally important for human life and the development of efficient economies is security of energy supply. In view of the looming problems resulting from population growth, urbanisation and the global climate change we need new concepts and interdisciplinary approaches to ensure safe water supply and hygienic sanitation with as low as possible energy requirements. A view of the topic beyond the mere engineering approach requires the increasing awareness for water and responsibility of doctoral students and researchers.

Raising this awareness among young engineers is one of the main aims of the Huber Technology Foundation which was founded at the initiative of Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans Huber on 16 May 2006 with a Certificate of Recognition from the Upper Palatinate government. The Foundation has its registered office at Berching. Another goal of the Huber Technology Foundation is to increase the public awareness for the element water and symbolise the idea of sustainability.

The Foundation's fundamental matters are decided by an executive committee consisting of Prof. Dr. Martin Grambow (Bavarian Environmental Ministry), Prof. Dr. Peter Wilderer, Prof. Dr. Franz Bischof (East Bavarian Technical University), Georg Huber (CEO of HUBER SE) and Markus Treu (Wirtschaftsprüfungsanstalt l&b treuhand). The members of the board of management of the Foundation are Prof. Dr. Franz Bischof (CEO) and Bettina Huber (vice CEO).

To achieve its goals the Foundation supports science and research as well as projects in the field of "sustainable use of water" which have special relevance for the problems described above. A very special campaign is an international student competition they organise every two years. Students and researchers are invited to submit new ideas and concepts, their final thesis or diploma thesis on a specific subject. The HUBER Technology Prize is officially awarded during the international trade fair IFAT, the most important international exhibition for the water sector. The prize worth 10,000 Euro is handed over by the Bavarian Environmental Minister and shows the high importance this internationally well-known and renowned competition has gained meanwhile.

The Huber Technology Foundation now goes a new way: We have bought some ground near Berching where a sustainability park will be built, the Huber-Natur-Park, which is planned as a commitment to future generations following the idea of sustainability. The first trees will be planted together with children to demonstrate the circle of nature and increase the appreciation of water as the essence of life, growth and food in our region. Beside projects like this the Huber Technology Foundation serves the purpose of financially supporting conferences, workshops and seminars, or investing in water or climate projects in Germany and internationally.

  

News of Huber Technology Foundation

Water supply for Owumunam, Ghana 26.07.2016  | The HUBER Technology Foundation supports Shepherd Pido and Jakob Reinhard of the organisation Technik ohne Grenzen (Technology without Borders, Germany): making the local public aware of the issue water and the water cycle is one of the keys to sustainability and success. More...
The winners of the Huber Technology Prize 2014 "FUTURE WATER" have been determined 29.07.2014  | Ceremonial award of the prizes endowed with EUR 10,000 in the Berching town hall by Bavarian Environment Minister Dr. Marcel Huber More...
The awarded winners together with Bavarian Environment Minister Dr. Marcel Huber, executive committee and board of Huber Technology Foundation
Huber Technology Prize 2014: FUTURE WATER 27.11.2013  | Huber-Technology-Foundation awards 4th International Huber Technology Prize with the focus on ‘Energy and Resources from Wastewater’: Bachelor, master and Ph.D. students are invited to submit ideas as individual or team proposal. More...
HUBER has implemented the first ideas of school children 16.07.2013  | According to a proposal , a colony of bees has found its home in this green idyll More...
The new home of the bee colony in the Huber-Natur-Park togehther with informative display boards
Children plant the first trees in the Huber-Natur-Park at Berching 03.05.2013  | At the inauguration and festive first planting of the "Huber Nature Park" was great enthusiasm among the participating pupils and the numerous guests of honor. "Sustainability" was put in the focus of the event. More...
The winners of the Huber Technology Prize 2012 “FUTURE WATER“ have been determined 10.05.2012  | Ceremonial award of the prizes endowed with EUR 10,000 at IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 More...
The winners of the Huber Technology Prize 2010: FUTURE WATER have been determined 17.09.2010  | Ceremonial award of the prizes endowed with EUR 10,000 at IFAT 2010 More...
Huber Technology Prize 2008 awarded 08.05.2008  | Ceremonial award of the prizes endowed with EUR 17500 at IFAT 2008 State Secretary Dr. Marcel Huber handed over the prizes, the first prize winners came all the way from Australia More...