The trend study attempts to take a look at the future of water supply and disposal (hereinafter WVE) in Germany in 2030. Special attention is paid to three thematic areas. Firstly, there is the question of whether and how the natural framework conditions for water management will change as a result of climate change and what effects will result from this. The second is to analyse which technological developments are to be expected, whereby the effects of digital transformation are of particular importance. Thirdly, the question of the effects of political, structural and economic decisions for the WVE.