Marc Walther

JProf., Dr. rer. nat.


Phone: +49 341 235 1054
Fax: +49 341 235 1939
Email: Marc Walther

Department of Environmental Informatics
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstrasse 15
Building 7.2, Room 110 Sitemap
04318 Leipzig, Germany

See also my Webpage at the Technische Universität Dresden

Marc Walther


Topics of interest

  • Water in (semi-)arid regions
  • Groundwater quantity and quality in coastal areas
  • Numerical modeling in the saturated and unsaturated zone
  • Simulation of groundwater flow and transport processes
  • Density driven and variable viscosity flow in porous media
  • Parameterization, interpolation and mesh generation in concurrence with hydro-geological structuring

Current Projects

Urban Catchments: Chaohu

Subproject in BMBF-funded project: Urban Catchments.

Runtime 12/2016 - 12/2018.


DFG funded CAWR-Project (TUD Institute for Groundwater Management, Professorships Groundwater Management & Contaminant Hydrology; UFZ Deparment Monitoring and Exploration Technologies) to understand influence of internal and external stressors on contaminant source zone formation and their implications for final plume extension.

Project runtime 03/2018-02/2021


DFG funded CAWR-Project (TUD Chair of Forest Biometrics and Forest Systems Analysis, UFZ Deparment Environmental Informatics) to gain information on subsurface aquifer structures from surface vegetation patterns.

Project runtime 07/2018-06/2021


DFG funded CAWR-Project (TUD Chair of Groundwater Management, TUD Chair of Urban Water Management, UFZ Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies) to deduct optimal groundwater monitoring strategies from sewer structure characteristics.

Projekt runtime 01/2019-12/2021

Project participation

01/2009 - 08/2013

International Water Research Alliance Saxony (IWAS): Groundwater modeling in coastal arid regions

Reviewed Publications

See department database (link)

Contributions to Conferences / Proceedings


Journal Reviewer 

Advances in Water Resources (ADWR)
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)
Environmental Earth Sciences (EES)
Hydrogeology Journal
Water - Open Access Journal

Academic Profile

10/2002 - 11/2008

Diploma study in Hydrology at TU Dresden

09/2005 - 08/2006

Study abroad at Uppsala Universitet (Sweden)


Diploma Hydrology: "Untersuchung von Wasserfluss und Stofftransport im Übergangsbereich zwischen gesättigter und ungesättigter Zone im Labor‐ und Feldmaßstab am Beispiel der SUIR‐Beprobungsvorrichtung in Wagna, Österreich." (Award Preis Hydrogeology der FH-DGG 2010)

01/2009 - 02/2014

Scientific research & teaching staff at the Institute of Groundwater Management at Technische Universität Dresden

PhD Thesis "Variable-Density Flow Processes in Porous Media On Small, Medium and Regional Scales" (Award "Dresdner Grundwasserforschungspreis 2015" together with Dr. Aki Sebastian Ruhl)

since 09/2013 - ongoing

Scientific research staff at the Helmholtz-Zentrum for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Department of Environmental Informatics

since 10/2015

Junior-Professorship for Contaminant Hydrology at Technische Universität Dresden in joint appointment with UFZ Leipzig, positive Evaluation in September 2018


For any teaching related activities, please see my website at the Technische Universität Dresden.