Water and matter flux dynamics in catchments
Consequently, we are investigating water and matter flux dynamics in entire river catchments. We assume that spatial and temporal patterns of water-bound matter fluxes are controlled by the heterogeneity of catchment areas, specific functional zones as well as the dynamics of water flows and retention times. We need to be able to understand and quantify, when, where and how matter fluxes are mobilised, transported and converted. Only then, will we be able to predict the impacts that this will have on our surface waters and groundwater and come up with appropriate avoidance and mitigation strategies.
Further information about the Integrated Project "Catchment Dynamics":