In 2008 the international jury has decided in favour of two projects from Austria.
The first project titled „Modular conceptual modelling in urban drainage – development and application of CITY DRAIN“. was carried out by Dr. Stefan Achleitner from the University of Innsbruck (Austria). The project deals with the development of a mathematical simulation environment with the objective of achieving an integrated optimisation of urban drainage. The „CITY DRAIN“ software as open source software allows a parallel simulation of the procedures within the sewage system including the rainwater treatment, the sewage plant and the receiving water body.
Both projects were awarded with a prize money of 10,000,- € respectively. The Lord Mayoress of the city of Muelheim, Mrs. Dagmar Mühlenfeld, as patron, conducted the award ceremony on 10th September 2008 during the Award Dinner held in the course of the World Water Congress of the International Water Association (IWA) in Vienna.