Dr. habil. Christian Siebert

Hydrogeologe

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Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung, UFZ
Dept. Catchment Hydrology

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Interessensgebiete

Anwendung hydrochemischer Parameter: Seltene Erden inkl. Y, stabile Isotope (δ18O, δ2H, δ34S, δ13C), radioaktive Isotope (Tritium, Radiocarbon), Haupt- und Spurenelemente (Cs, Rb, U, Br) zur zeitlich und räumlich dynamischen Entwicklung von:

  • Grundwasser-Resourcen im semiariden und ariden Klimaraum
  • Interaktion von Oberflächen- und Grundwasserkörpern
  • Interaquifer-Fluss
  • Vulnerabilität von Wasserkörpern durch geogene und anthropogene Kontaminanten
  • Wasser-Gesteins-Wechselwirkungen
  • Geo-Bio-Interaktionen im Grundwasser


Akademische Ausbildung

1995 – 2002 Studium der Geologie und Geowissenschaften an der Friedrich–Schiller–Universität Jena (Fokus: Hydrogeologie)

2001 – 2002 Diplomarbeit „Untersuchung des hydraulisch–hydrochemischen Verhaltens eines Kalkstein-Karstgrundwasserleiters am Beispiel der Mühltalquellen bei Jena“

2002 – 2006 Promotion an der Freien Universität Berlin und dem Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ: „Saisonale chemische Variationen des See Genezareth, seiner Zuflüsse und deren Ursachen.” (summa cum laude)

2016 Habilitation an der TU Bergakademie Freiberg "The application of hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry and remote sensing to investigate water resources in semi-arid regions: the Jordan-Dead Sea Transform."

wissenschaftliche Tätigkeiten

2000 – 2001 EU COST-Action 620 Teilprojekt „Kartierung der Grundwasserver-
schmutzungsempfindlichkeit eines Muschelkalk-Grundwasserleiter am Beispiel des Einzugsgebietes der Mühltalquellen bei Jena, Thüringen.“
2002 – 2005 „German-Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian Joint Research Project: Water Resources Evaluation for a Sustainable Development in the Jordan Rift Basin”. (BMBF Förder-Kz.: 02WT0250).
2006 – 2009 IWRM-Projekt im Unteren Jordatal:
SMART- Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies”, BMBF Förder-Kz. 02WM0801), multilateral (D, ISR, PLA, JO)
Leitung des Arbeitspaketes: DAISY - data and information system
2009 – 2012 IWRM-Project in the Lower Jordan Rift Valley:
SMART 2- Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies”, BMBF, multilateral (D, ISR, PLA, JO)
Leitung des Arbeitspaketes: DAISY - data and information system of SMART
2007-2012 IWRM-Projekt Helmholtz Dead Sea:
“Sustainable Management of Water Resources (Quantity and Quality) in the Dead Sea Area (SUMAR)”, BMBF Förder-Kz.: 02WM0848, multilateral (D, ISR, PLA, JO)
leader WP: Hydrochemistry and co-project management
Since 2010 IWAS Regional Projekt Mittlerer Osten: Quantification of Resources within the Upper-Mega-Aquifer in Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia and Sultanate of Oman. Projekt Manager

2011 erfolgreiche Beantragung des “PAMIR-water: Integrated study on water resources in Western Tibet and their potential climate-induced changes.”, BMBF.

2012 - heute: Erkundung der submarinen Grundwasseraustritte im Toten Meer (DESERVE-VI).

seit 2016: Leiter AG aride Hydrologie

Publikationen


  • Khayat S., Möller P., Geyer S., Marei A., Siebert C., Abu Hilo F. (2009): Hydrochemical variation in the springs water between Jerusalem–Ramallah Mountains and Jericho Fault, Palestine. Environ. Geol., 57, p 1739-1751.
  • Möller, P., Geyer S., Siebert C., Guttman J., Rosenthal E. (2008): Localisation of groundwater sources by combining d18O, dD and rare earths studies. Geochem. Cosmochem. Acta, 72 (12) Suppl. 1, A643.
  • Siebert C., Möller P., Geyer S., Berger D. (2005): The dynamic hydrochemical environment of Lake Tiberias. Geochem. Cosmochem. Acta, 69 (10) Suppl. 1, A424.
  • Siebert C., Geyer S, Möller P., Berger D., Guttman Y. (2009): Lake Tiberias and its dynamic hydrochemical environment. S. 219-246 – In: Möller & Rosenthal (ed.): The Water of the Jordan Valley, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77757-1_11
  • Rödiger T., Siebert C., Geyer S., Krause P. (2010): Development of a hydrological trans-boundary model for the Lower Jordan Valley, Israel, Palestine, Jordan. Transboundary Aquifers: Challenges and New directions. ISARM 2010 International Conference, 6-8 December, UNESCO, Paris. P 703-705.
  • Siebert C., Geyer S., Knöller K., Rödiger T., Weise S., Dulski P., Möller P., Guttman Y., Subah A. (2010): Ajloun and Golan – a transboundary groundwater resource? Transboundary Aquifers: Challenges and New directions. ISARM 2010 International Conference, 6-8 December, UNESCO, Paris. 129-134.
  • Mallast, U., Gloaguen, R., Geyer, S., Rödiger, T., Siebert, C. (2011): Derivation of groundwater flow-paths based on semi-automatic extraction of lineaments from remote sensing data, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2665-2678, doi:10.5194/hess-15-2665-2011.
  • Möller P., Siebert C., Geyer S., Inbar N., Rosenthal E., Flexer, A. (2011): Relationship of brines in the Kinnarot basin, Jordan-Dead Sea Rift Valley. Geofluids. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2011.00353.x
  • Siebert C., Rosenthal P, Möller P., Rödiger T., Meiler M. (2012): The hydrochemical identification of groundwater flowing to the Bet She’an-Harod multiaquifer system (Lower Jordan Valley) by rare earth elements, yttrium, stable isotopes (H, O) and Tritium. Appl. Geochem. 27: 703-714.
  • Ionescu D., Siebert C., et al. (2012): Rich microbial communities in and around underwater springs in the Dead Sea. PLoS One 7 (6): e38319. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038319.
  • Roediger T, Meier A, Siebert C, Königer F, Kallioras A, Forestier P, Fuest T, Schüth C, Rausch R, Al-Saud M, Dietrich P (2012): Identification of Potential Groundwater Recharge Using 3D-Spatial Soil Moisture Observations in the Ad-Dahna Desert, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 129-133 in: Rausch R, Schüth C, Himmelsbach T (eds): Hydrogeology of Arid Environments. Borntraeger Stuttgart.
  • Siebert C, Rödiger T, Rausch R, Döhler J, Michelsen N, Al-Saud M (2012): The Upper Mega Aquifer System on the Arabian Peninsula – Delineation of Sub-Aquifer Interaction Using Hydrochemical and REE+Y Pattern. 154-158 in: Rausch R, Schüth C, Himmelsbach T (eds): Hydrogeology of Arid Environments. Borntraeger Stuttgart.
  • Gräbe A, Rödiger T, Rink K, Fischer T, Sun F, Wang W, Siebert C, Kolditz, O (2012): Numerical analysis of the groundwater regime in the western Dead Sea escarpment, Israel + West Bank. Env. Earth Sci. DOI 10.1007/s12665-012-1795-8.
  • Mallast U, Siebert C, Schwonke F, Wagner B, Rödiger T, Geyer T, Gloaguen R, Sauter M, Kühn F, Merz R (2012): Application of Thermal Data for Groundwater Studies in Arid Regions at the Example of the Dead Sea. 84-88 in: Rausch R, Schüth C, Himmelsbach T (eds): Hydrogeology of Arid Environments. Borntraeger Stuttgart.
  • Odeh T, Geyer S, Rödiger T, Siebert C, Schirmer M (2013): Groundwater chemistry of strike slip faulted aquifers: the case study of Wadi Zerka Ma’in aquifers, north east of the Dead Sea. Env. Earth Sci. DOI 10.1007/s12665-012-2135-8.
  • Schulz S, Siebert C, Rödiger T, Al-Raggad M, Merz R (2013): Application of the water balance model J2000 to estimate groundwater recharge in a semi-arid environment - a case study in the Zarqa River catchment, NW-Jordan. Env. Earth Sci. (accepted).


 

abgeschlossene betreute Arbeiten:

Greenman, Anat (2010): Report on Isotopic composition of Groundwater discharge from the Western side of the Dead Sea. (MSc-student from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, 8 weeks stay within the YSEP program).

Wernicke, Jakob (2010): Sinkholes as an indicator for groundwater flow: A remote sensing supported sedimentological study from the West Coast of the Dead Sea. Diploma Thesis at University Leipzig. 113 p.

Meier, Andreas (2011): Estimation of Water Infiltration into Dune Sands of Saudi Arabia by Using Large Scale TDR Sensors. Diploma Thesis at Technical University Dresden. 61 p.

Schulz, Stephan (2011): Groundwater recharge estimation using the hydrological model J2000g in the Zarqa River Catchment, NW-Jordan. Diploma-Thesis. TU Bergakademie Freiberg. 52 p.

Odeh, Taleb (2011): Structural control on groundwater chemistry, recharge and flow – Integrated approach using remote sensing, GIS and modelling: The case study of Wadi Zerka Ma’in catchment area (Jordan). PhD-Thesis. TU Bergakademie Freiberg. 147 p.

Schuhmann, Thomas (2012): Sediment fingerprinting of the recent Wadi Al-Arab dam reservoir sediments
(N.W. Jordan). MSc-Thesis. University Leipzig.

Madi, Raneem (2012): Scenario-based simulation of infiltration at a test site in Ad-Dahna desert in Saudi Arabia. MSc-Thesis. TU Dresden. 60 p.

laufende betreute Arbeiten:

Gräbe, Agnes (PhD-student): Water balance of the Western Dead Sea Catchment by integrated modelling hydrological and groundwater flow conditions in a structural complex environment. (2008- )

Kraushaar, Sabine (PhD-student): Analysis and quantification of erosion processes and the resulting qualitative consequences in the transition zone of the Mediterranean to the semi-arid zone in northern Jordan. (2010- )

Mallast Ulf (PhD-student): A new approach to combine remote sensing and hydrochemistry to calculate ground- and surface water discharge to the Dead Sea. TU Bergakademie Freiberg (2009-2013).

Schulz, Stephan (PhD-student): 3D groundwater modelling of the Upper Mega Aquifer (Arabian Peninsula) by using Open Geosys and advanced tracer technologies. TU Darmstadt (2011- ).

Wilske, Cornelia (PhD-student): Application of a combined REE, stable isotopes and organic components approach to evaluate the groundwater flow system between Jerusalem/Ramallah and the Dead Sea. TU Bergakademie Freiberg (2011- ).

Strey, Matthias (MSc-student): 2d-numerical modelling of groundwater flow through the Dead Sea Group. TU Bergakademie Freiberg (2013- ).

Braun, Mascha (MSc-student): Modellierung der Abflusshydraulik in einem semiariden Kalksteineinzugsgebiet (Wadi Al Arab, Jordanien). TU Braunschweig (2013- ).