Die Forschungstätigkeiten am Lehrstuhl für Hydrologie und Flussgebietsmanagement konzentrieren sich auf folgende Bereiche:

  • Integrated Water Resources Management
    IWRM is a process which promotes the co-ordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, in order to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. Managers, whether in the government or private sectors, have to make difficult decisions on water allocation. More and more they have to apportion diminishing supplies between ever-increasing demands. Drivers such as demographic and climatic changes further increase the stress on water resources. Our research supports them with a holistic approach to water management. Research projects related are Danube-Floodplain, Klimobay and Oekoflussplan. Sucessfuly completed projects are Globaqua, Nima-Nex, Proline-Ce, Sinowater and Sumario
    Hauptkontakt: Prof. Dr. Markus Disse
  • Hydrological Extremes
    Extreme hydrological events, such as droughts and floods, vary spatially and temporally in nature. The number of these events has been increased in the last few decades. To study the consequences on the extreme hydrological events due to the uncertainty of projected climate changes, process based hydrological modelling and appropriate data analysis in space and time is vital. For proper planning and decision-making, we offer human centered engineered solutions. Research projects related are HiOS and SEED. Sucessfuly completed projects are ProNaho, Retention-Potential-at-the-Inn, Adaptrisk, Horix and Warif.
    Hauptkontakt: Prof. Dr. Markus Disse
  • Alpine Hydrology

    We investigate natural and human driven hydrological processes in the Alps, including time series analysis, modeling and experiments. Our research area is mainly the Adige/Etsch river basin, located in North-East Italy. Research projects related to Alpine Hydrology are: SEHAG and Hydromix.
    Hauptkontakt: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Chiogna

  • Mixing Processes in Hydrology

    We investigate how conservative and reactive species are transported in porous media, in river and aquifer systems and at their interface. In particular, we focus on how mixing is enhanced at multiple spatial and temporal scales due to natural and engineered processes. Research projects related to mixing processes in hydrology are INE2, UNMIX, Boderec-CE, ROKAT and Hydromix
    Hauptkontakt: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Chiogna

  • Surface Hydrology
    Hauptkontakt: Dr. Karl Broich
  • Urban Hydrology
    Hauptkontakt: Dr. Jorge Leandro
  • Water Quality
    Hauptkontakt: Dr. Jingshui Huang
  • Peatland Hydrology
    Hauptkontakt: Dr. Alexander Gerner
  • Hydrological Digitalization
    Hauptkontakt: Dr. Ye Tuo

Darüber hinaus machen wir in unseren aktuellen Projekten ausgiebig Gebrauch von den folgenden Methoden zur Recherche: 

  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Hydrological Statistics
  • Uncertainty Analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Time Series Analysis