Digital transformation in a government context

Implementing the Federal Emergency Wells Database

Contact

Berlin
Brussels
Delhi
Hamburg
Cologne
Mainz
Munich
Berlin

Köpenicker Straße 9
10997 Berlin

+49 30 97006 0
Europa

Square Ambiorix 10
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium

+32 2 880 06 14
India

7th Floor, 5A, Epitome Building
​DLF Cyber City, Phase III
Gurugram – 122 002, Haryana

+91 124-6483500
Hamburg

Poststraße 33
20354 Hamburg

+49 40 35085 171
Köln

Spiesergasse 20
50670 Cologne

+49 221 474421 80
Mainz

Weißliliengasse 5
55116 Mainz

+49 6131 55392 0
Munich

Sonnenstraße 10
80331 München
Germany

+49 89 8904471 0

If the faucet runs dry, such as in the event of drinking water contamination with pollutants resulting from a flood, then more than 6,000 emergency wells across the country take over to supply vital water to the population.

The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) doesn’t just ensure the correct operation of the emergency wells. It also documents locations, power supplies or water quality of the critical infrastructure. So that the database is up-to-date in extreme circumstances, the BBK has been working with ]init[ since 2016 to develop a nationwide information system: the Federal Emergency Wells Database.

Screenshot Bundesnotbrunnendatenbank

Client benefits

  • Documentation in one application of the entire existing stream of data on emergency drinking water facilities according to the Water Control Act.
  • Significant improvement in data quality by careful maintenance of data in a wizard-based application form.
  • Interactive map with advanced search functions, offering a visual overview of power strata.
  • Efficient use of government services such as the Geo Data Centre’s Geocode Service and the WebAtlasDE service.
  • Development of the application with the in-house e-Government Application Framework ensures data interoperability, scalability and flexibility.
  • Confirmation of high-level IT security for the application through a cyber security check by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).