Katja Westphal

Contact / Address

Katja Westphal
PhD researcher

Department Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis and Management (ASAM)
Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Brückstr. 3a, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany

Tel: +49 391 810 9615
katja.westphal@ufz.de

Katja Westphal

Vita

since 2015

PhD at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis, Magdeburg, Germany
Topic: Long-term trends of nutrients in riverine ecosystems - achievements in eutrophication abatement in Europe

Cohort member of International Research Training Group (IRTG) in the Centre for Advanced Water Research (CAWR) at Technical University, Dresden, Germany

2007 - 2014

Student of "Landuse and water Management", Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, focus on landuse strategies, river restoration and water mannagement
Master-Thesis: "Scenario development of a large-scale willow vegetation filter for the village of Khongor in Mongolia with focus on design and dimensioning"

2006 - 2007

Bsc. "Urban Planning and Management", Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus


Professional experiences

2008 - 2014

Student assistant at various scientific institutions (e.g. UFZ, BTU) in the field of soil and freshwater conservation and river restoration


Focus of work

  • Long-term water quality changes in rivers as a response to political amelioration measures
  • Spatial and temporal dynamics of microbiological contaminations (coliforms and antibiotic resistances) in the Kharaa River Basin, Mongolia - MoMo Project: Integrated Water Resources Management, Mongolia
  • Technical coordination of the water quality monitoring program along the Kharaa River, Mongolia– MoMo Project
  • Support in establishing a water quality database for the Kharaa River Basin, Mongolia – MoMo Project
  • Professional advice on the preparation of the in Kharaa- Yeröö River Basin in water quality issues - MoMo Project
  • European assessment of eutrophication abatement across land based sources in inland waters - survey commissioned by European Topic Centre (ETC)

List of publications

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2020 (1)
2019 (1)
2018 (1)
2017 (6)
2016 (1)
2015 (2)

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2018 (1)

  • Hofmann, J., Ibisch, R., Karthe, D., Scharaw, B., Schäffer, M., Hartwig, M., Theuring, P., Rode, M., Avlyush, S., Watson, V., Bremerich, V., Osor, G., Kaus, A., Westphal, K., Pfeiffer, M., Priess, J., Schweitzer, C., Krätz, D., Gröning, J., Hürdler, J., Batbayar, G., Heldt, S., Büttner, O., Borchardt, D., (2018):
    Metadata describing the Kharaa Yeröö River Basin Water Quality Database
    Freshwater Metadata Journal 36 , 1 - 10
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2017 (6)

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2016 (1)

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2015 (2)

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Master's Thesis

  • Westphal, K. (2013): Scenario development of a large-scale willow based wastewater treatment for the village of Khongor in Mongolia with special focus on design and dimensioning. M.Sc. Thesis, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus.