The Urban Water Management department projects align with three research themes, enriched by Living Labs:
Systems Transformation (Tove Larsen, Max Maurer, João Leitão, Lauren Cook) combines approaches and engineering options to transform today’s urban water infrastructure into multifunctional, sustainable systems.
Source Typing and Tracking (Christoph Ort, Jörg Rieckermann) identifies pollutant and pathogen origins and evaluates their fate within wastewater systems (e.g. combined sewer overflows and wastewater-based epidemiology).
Intelligent Network Operations (Jörg Rieckermann, João Leitão) aims to improve operation of wastewater systems through innovative models and measurement techniques to assess pollutant fluxes and urban flood risk.
Urban Living Labs (Max Maurer) are real-world example sites where we test innovative technologies and collect data to advance the three research areas and facilitate transfer into practice.