The Emschergenossenschaft is the primary water management association that deals with the river Emscher and its tributary streams. It is governed by public law and headquartered in Essen. Additionally, it sustainably balances the different demands that the economy, people and nature have in the Emscher valley.




In the Junior Research Group "city as a healthy place to live regardless of social inequality" (Salus) of the TU Dortmund, the focus is on an integrated consideration of effects of salutogenic as pathogenic individual factors on people concerned about social inequality.