Department Water Resources and Drinking Water

Water Resources & Drinking Water

Our research concentrates on physical and chemical processes in groundwater, surface water and drinking water. We conduct basic and applied research on water resources, water contaminants, and water treatment to contribute to sustainable water management from local to nationwide scales.

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Burri, N. M.; Weatherl, R.; Moeck, C.; Schirmer, M. (2019) A review of threats to groundwater quality in the anthropocene, Science of the Total Environment, 684, 136-154, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.05.236, Institutional Repository
Popp, A. L.; Lutz, S. R.; Khatami, S.; van Emmerik, T. H. M.; Knoben, W. J. M. (2019) A global survey on the perceptions and impacts of gender inequality in the earth and space sciences, Earth and Space Science, doi:10.1029/2019EA000706, Institutional Repository
Hiranuma, N.; Adachi, K.; Bell, D. M.; Belosi, F.; Beydoun, H.; Bhaduri, B.; Bingemer, H.; Budke, C.; Clemen, H.-C.; Conen, F.; Cory, K. M.; Curtius, J.; DeMott, P. J.; Eppers, O.; Grawe, S.; Hartmann, S.; Hoffmann, N.; Höhler, K.; Jantsch, E.; Kiselev, A.; Koop, T.; Kulkarni, G.; Mayer, A.; Murakami, M.; Murray, B. J.; Nicosia, A.; Petters, M. D.; Piazza, M.; Polen, M.; Reicher, N.; Rudich, Y.; Saito, A.; Santachiara, G.; Schiebel, T.; Schill, G. P.; Schneider, J.; Segev, L.; Stopelli, E.; Sullivan, R. C.; Suski, K.; Szakáll, M.; Tajiri, T.; Taylor, H.; Tobo, Y.; Ullrich, R.; Weber, D.; Wex, H.; Whale, T. F.; Whiteside, C. L.; Yamashita, K.; Zelenyuk, A.; Möhler, O. (2019) A comprehensive characterization of ice nucleation by three different types of cellulose particles immersed in water, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(7), 4823-4849, doi:10.5194/acp-19-4823-2019, Institutional Repository
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September 9, 2019

Awareness of sustainable groundwater consumption is increasing in importance because of changing land use and climate change. As a result, the desire to better understand the natural and anthropogenic processes that have an influence on groundwater quality is growing. Read more

Research Projects

The project investigates what measures are most effective in influencing a river corridor so that river restoration and groundwater flow systems can help to mitigate the effects of floods and droughts.
This project facilitates the exchange of data, maps and information on geogenic contaminants (focussing on arsenic and fluoride) via the web-based Groundwater Assessment Platform (GAP)