The Water Management department consists of two research groups. The Sanitary Engineering research group conducts research into the treatment and transport of drinking water, wastewater and industrial water: in other words the urban water cycle. The water quality and the extraction of raw materials, water, and energy from the water cycle is a particular area of focus. The Water Resources research group focuses on drought, precipitation, floods and how water behaves in the atmosphere and beneath or on the Earth's surface. The department's research is coordinated by six full professors, spread across the two research groups.