QR-Code Project for WWTPs are on the way


Hennef Feb. 2016

New Training System for Wastewater Treatment Plants WWTP.

Achim Höcherl, a senior wastewater operator from Bonn, took up the challenge to develop a new training system.
I’m coaching this project. With the help of QR Codes – quick resonse – learning material can be make available on your smartphone.
Individual plates for the different stages are placed at the different stages in 4 WWTPS.

New technicians using their smartphones, they go to the different stages and get the information. videos, audio files, text and a quiz at the end are available. The test will last till july this year. After that the new teachware will be translated into English. The system will combine new smartphones technology used by young staff and teaching material and is a new teachware for the future.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht 13.3.2016


Intercultural Training – big challenge well done


Frankfurt Feb. 2016

Have you ever trained 35 different professional people from 30 countries a day long?

I did it in Feb. 2016 in a bank in Frankfurt. A big challenge to find a good topic and the right method to keep them busy for a day.
We choosed the topic IWRM-Integrated Water Resource Management. The SDGs and the Climate Agend 2030 will add aditional work to these project managers in the years to come. I introduced a role game, put them in small groups, used the environmental cards from DWA and used the visualisation to create a discussion among themselve. Later on they showed their results and I could add the German way how we do things our thinking.
In the afternoon we visited the Frankfurt Wastewater Treatment Plant. To see modern treatment and the oldest (1867) wastewater treatment showed clearly the development during the last centuaries.
I liked that job very much and it was one of my best trainings I ever did. Such a inhomogeneous group, a big challenge I managed well.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht 13.3.2016