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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Publications

Zappone, A.; Rinaldi, A. P.; Grab, M.; Wenning, Q. C.; Roques, C.; Madonna, C.; Obermann, A. C.; Bernasconi, S. M.; Brennwald, M. S.; Kipfer, R.; Soom, F.; Cook, P.; Guglielmi, Y.; Nussbaum, C.; Giardini, D.; Mazzotti, M.; Wiemer, S. (2021) Fault sealing and caprock integrity for CO2 storage: an in situ injection experiment, Solid Earth, 12(2), 319-343, doi:10.5194/se-12-319-2021, Institutional Repository
Leresche, F.; Torres-Ruiz, J. A.; Kurtz, T.; von Gunten, U.; Rosario-Ortiz, F. L. (2021) Optical properties and photochemical production of hydroxyl radical and singlet oxygen after ozonation of dissolved organic matter, Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 7(2), 346-356, doi:10.1039/D0EW00878H, Institutional Repository
Weber, U. W.; Kipfer, R.; Horstmann, E.; Ringrose, P.; Kampman, N.; Tomonaga, Y.; Brennwald, M. S.; Sundal, A. (2021) Noble gas tracers in gas streams at Norwegian CO2 capture plants, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 106, 103238 (11 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2020.103238, Institutional Repository
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News

February 25, 2021

Copepods (minute crustaceans with paddle-like feet) can differentiate between disturbances in water generated by nearby organisms and turbulence caused by wind or waves – an ability which helps them to find mates. It had previously been assumed that turbulent conditions would impede the quest for mates.

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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)