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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



17. October 2016

New: Agenda for English speaking guest available

The Agenda includes a complete program overview of all panel discussions and sessions of gat 2016. Moreover it comprises detailed information on the ones which are held in English or are being transla...

23. August 2016

News on the DVGW Set of Rules No. 6/16

Overview of new publications relating to the DVGW Set of Rules.

20. July 2016

Roadmap Innovation Research Gas

DVGW's medium-term research programme serves to secure the sustainability of natural gas, the generation and use of renewable gases and to make long-lasting use of the merits of our gas infrastructure...


Happy Holiday Seasons

The DVGW wishes you a happy New Year!


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.