34th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2018

Berliner Wasserbetriebe

Berliner Wasserbetriebe will be providing refreshments at the festival in the form of water dispensers that you can fill up yourself. And with their school campaign klassewasser.de, Wasserbetriebe are also the new sponsor of the KUKI Environmental Programme for children aged 8 and over at the 11th International KUKI Short Film Festival for Children and Young People.



Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) is the largest municipal water supply company in Germany. They are responsible for the water supply and sewage disposal for Berlin and parts of Brandenburg.

Berlin was the last major European city to establish a central water supply system in 1852. With 5600 wells, the city was well supplied with water, which is why the new water system was initially controversial and rejected by the magistrate. In 1853 the foundation stone for the first Berlin waterworks was laid in front of the Stralauer Tor. 1869 the first waterworks was no longer sufficient and had to be extended.

With the formation of Greater Berlin in 1920, a reorganisation was imminent, which led to the Berliner St├Ądtische Wasserwerke AG in 1924. In 1937 it was converted into an independent company. Berliner Wasserbetriebe was founded in 1945 through the merger of the St├Ądtische Wasserwerke with other water utilities in the city.

The quality of drinking water in Berlin is - as is customary in Germany - very high. Stiftung Warentest and other experts continuously confirm that the quality of Berlin tap water is the same as that of purchased mineral water.