The projects of the department Urban Water Management are organised according to research areas:
Systems Engineering (Tove Larsen, Max Maurer, Joao Leitao) looks at the engineering options and methodologies to lead the urban water infrastructures into a sustainable future.
Source typing and tracking (Christoph Ort, Jörg Rieckermann, Frank Blumensaat) The quantification of pollutant loads in wastewater is on the one hand a requirement to study options on the minimization of impact on the environment, on the other hand it also offers unique opportunities to learn about changes of society’s lifestyle and also to develop early warning systems.
Intelligent Network Operations (Jörg Rieckermann, Joao Leitao, Andreas Scheidegger, Frank Blumensaat) aims at (i) developing methods to obtain better data on key variables and states of our wastewater systems, such as rainfall, flows and pollutant discharges to receiving waters, (ii) provide better models to assess water and pollutant fluxes as well as urban flood risk and aging of our infrastructure.
Urban Water Observatory (Max Maurer, Frank Blumensaat, Andreas Scheidegger) is a test-bed where modern measurement equipment provides us with a detailed picture about the processes in a urban water catchment.