Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute

The BAW Service Provider for the WSV (Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration) is the technical and scientific federal authority of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS). BAW is the central provider of consultancy and expert opinion services to the BMVBS (and the WSV relating to their waterways engineering tasks and in particular concerning their construction supervision responsibility for ensuring that all federal waterways structures and facilities comply with safety and other regulations.

BAW’s work is an important contribution to ensuring what waterways in Germany meet ever tougher technical, economic and ecological demands. They 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. 


Holger Rahlf

BAW, Wedeler Landstrasse 157

22559 Hamburg, Germany

Email: Holger.Rahlf@BAW.DE

Telephone: + 49 (0)40-81909301