Federal Institute of Hydrology


Am Mainzer Tor 1
56068 Koblenz

++ 49 261 1306 0
Postfach 200253
++ 49 261 1306 5302

The German Federal Institute of Hydrology (Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde – BfG), is a supreme federal agency within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). As such it is the federal government's scientific institution for research, assessments, and consulting in the fields of hydrology, uses, quality and conservation of waters and ecology.

It advises the federal ministries and their subordinate bodies on fundamental and specific issues, in particular the Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) according to Section 45 (3) of the Federal Waterways Act in the context of planning, development, and new construction of waterways including their operation and maintenance.