The firm HOWATEC

HOWATEC Gesellschaft für Hochwasserschutztechnik und Stadtgestaltung mbH (GmbH for flood protection techniques and urban design) was founded in 2004. The objective was to develop a completely new product that meets all requirements in terms of a mobile flood protection system!


The requirements profile was developed in collaboration with the Research Institute for Water and Environment (Forschungsinstitut Wasser und Umwelt/fwu), Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Hydromechanics at the University of Siegen.
An application for funding was submitted to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research through the Federation of Industrial Research Associations (Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen “Otto von Guericke” e.V./AiF). After granting, the development was completed in 2007.


We believe that with HWS-mobil we have developed a product that provides reliable protection and security to our customers. Please visit our website and convince yourself of the unique features and the versatility of the system. If you need further information, we are always at your disposal.