RWC – Rusteberg Water Consulting


Executive Director

Dr.-Ing. Bernd Rusteberg holds a doctorate in water resources engineering and has 30 years of experience in consulting, research and teaching in various water resources management fields and numerous projects in Europe, the Middle East and South America. He has been Managing Director of Rusteberg Water Consulting (RWC) since 2014. His professional focus is on the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), especially in the case of water management conflicts under water scarcity, regional water management planning, decision support, integration of innovative water technologies and renewable energies into water management planning, and adaptation to climate change. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Rusteberg’s CV and recent book publications are available for download on the website.

Link to Curriculum Vitæ

Company Profile

The company Rusteberg Water Consulting (RWC) was founded in 1994 and is specialized in the fields of water, environment, renewable energies and climate change. More information about the offered services, main projects, clients and partners can be found on the following pages. In recent years, RWC has been active mainly in the Middle East ( and Brazil (BRAMAR project), working at the interface between research and consultancy. We have been able to show that by using innovative water technologies and integrating renewable energy, cost-effective solutions can be developed to meet water needs even under water scarcity.

The production of green hydrogen requires significant amounts of freshwater, which is in limited supply in regions with high potential for renewable energy production, such as the Middle East or northeastern Brazil. The RWC supports the implementation of the German Hydrogen Strategy with various consulting services, including the selection of particularly suitable production sites using scientifically sound decision-making methods.

RWC also supports German companies and industries in accessing Brazilian markets or expanding their activities in the country and looks back on many years of experience in Brazil.

As an expert in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), RWC has meanwhile made a name for itself internationally as well as in Germany (German Water Resources Management Journal/2022). Linked to the company is a group of experts in related fields to meet the interdisciplinary and complex  requirements of integrated water resources planning and management (IWRM).