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We are setting the signals - in Germany and in Europe

At the DVGW (Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V. - Technisch-wissenschaftlicher Verein = DVGW German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) the transfer of know-how and communication is at the centre of attention. On the basis of high technical competence we choose an open dialogue. We are transparent, and we are neutral.

The DVGW is indispensable for the industry self-regulation in the gas and water supply industry. Our technical rules set the standard in both Germany and within Europe the utmost safety combined with the best possible efficiency.

The staples water and energy always have to be secure and available in high quality. This requirement has been the incentive and continuous basis for the technical rules of the DVGW - for more than a century.

Long-term experience combined with our current knowledge result in our motives and our daily work:

  • technical and hygienic safety
  • optimising gas- and water- supply technology from an economic point of view
  • protection of resources and environmental care
  • quality management, quality assurance and control
  • regulation and standardisation
  • controlling and certification
  • professional development
  • information and transfer of know-how

In these matters, we are independent, non-profit making and neutral in accordance with industrial self-regulation.

The DVGW at a glance



16. September 2015

Prof. Dr. Catrinus Jetses Jepma first ERIG-President

In June 2015 seven leading European technical and scientific organizations have established ERIG to foster the role of gas and innovative gas technologies in the future energy system.

24. August 2015

All technical rules in English linked now

Now DVGW's technical rules in English linked with the shop for easier purchase

24. August 2015

G 265-1 now available in Englisch

Plants for the Upgrading and Injection of Biogas into Gas Supply Grids; Part 1: Design, Manufacture, Construction, Testing and Commissioning



DIN EN ISO 9001:2000

DVGW successfully certified
In November 2013, the DVGW Head Office was successfully certified again according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000.  Introduction of a quality management system clearly defines and documents internal structures as well as the interfaces to members. With this certificate, the DVGW is setting a clear signal that it wants to continue improving by promoting transparency and optimizing operations for the benefit of its members and market partners.