The Urban Water Management department projects are organised according to four research areas:
Systems Engineering (Tove Larsen, Max Maurer, João Leitão, Lauren Cook) looks at the engineering options and methodologies to lead urban water infrastructure into a sustainable future.
Source typing and tracking (Christoph Ort, Jörg Rieckermann) The quantification of pollutant loads in wastewater is, on the one hand, a requirement to minimize impacts of pollutants to the environment, and, on the other hand, it also offers a unique opportunity to learn about human lifestyle changes and also to develop early warning systems.
Intelligent Network Operations (Jörg Rieckermann, João Leitão) aims to (i) develop methods to improve 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 infrastructure.
Urban Water Observatory (Max Maurer) is a test-bed where modern measurement equipment provides us with a detailed picture about the processes in an urban water catchment.