Interdisciplinary Research

Research Strucure
Research structure

Where is water scarce?

To answer this question we are developing a global hydrological model to simulate the availability of surface water and upcoming droughts.

Contact:

Dr. Luis Samaniego
Department Computational Hydrosystems

mHM
Global model mHM (Image rights: CHS)

How are water resources distributed?

At regional scale we are analysing how scarce water resources are distributed between surface flows and aquifers and how they are used.

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Ralf Merz
Department Catchment Hydrology

Prof. Dr. Peter Dietrich
Department Monitoring- und Exploration Technologies
Monitoring
Monitoring and Modeling (Image rights: CATHYD; A. Künzelmann)

Where exactly should water resources be protected?

We determine the quality as well as the origin of water by means of chemical monitoring techniques to indentify sensitive flow paths.

Contact:

Dr. Christian Siebert
Department Catchment Hydrology

Chemical Monitoring
Chemical monitoring (Image rights: CATHYD, C. Siebert, A. Künzelmann)

How to protect scarce water resources?

In order to ensure effective water resource protection, we create locally adapted concepts and technologies for waste water treatment.

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Roland Müller
Department Environmental and Biotechnology Centre

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Reemtsma
Department of Analytical Chemistry
Abwasserbehandlungstechnologien
Waste water treatment technologies (Image rights: UBZ, A. Künzelmann)