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UWI Strategy Workshop

On November 13th, 2017 an UWI Strategy Workshop was taking place focusing on the strategic planning for the UWI doctoral projects of the 2nd UWI cohort and the 2nd UWI phase.

Guest lecture by Professor Joseph Hun-wei LEE

The DFG Research Training Group on Urban Water Interfaces (UWI) invites to a guest lecture by Professor Joseph Hun-wei LEE (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)) with the titel 'The Hong Kong Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) and Coastal Water Quality Management'. The lecture willtake place on Monday, September 18th 2017 at 10 am at the TU Berlin, TIB-area, Chair of Water Resources Management and Modelling of Hydrosystems, room 566.


UWI Annual Summer School


The UWI Annual Summer School took place 05/06 September 2017 at Hotel Sommerfeld in Kremmen. The programme of the event can be downloaded below.


Guest lecture by Dr. Armando Sepulveda-Jauregui

The DFG Research Training Group on Urban Water Interfaces (UWI) invites to a guest lecture by Dr. Armando Sepulveda-Jauregui (Universidad de Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile) with the titel 'Greenhouse gas emissions from "natural" and urban inland waters, what makes the difference?'. The lecture will be part of the UWI Summer School at Hotel Sommerfeld, Kremmen, Wednesday, 6th September 2017, 9:00 am.




Prof. Hinkelmann and Dr. Özgen at the 37th International Congress on Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) presenting results of the common topics on 'Surface water - groundwater interactions' and 'Interfaces in sewer systems' as well as about 'Scaling of shallow water models for flood simulations'.

UWI delegation at BWB pilot plant


On August 10th a delegation of UWI doctoral students, kollegiates and supervisors visited the pilot plant of the 'Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB)'.

UWI common topics brochure

A brochure summarising the UWI common topics has been recently published, and can be made available upon request from the UWI coordination office (). The electronic verions can be downloaded under the following link PDF.

UWI research in the news

Some aspects of the ongoing UWI research on sewers by UWI doctoral students Katharina Teuber and Maria Grüneberger and UWI kollegiate Daneish Despot have been recently published in the Berliner Zeitung. The article 'Extreme Wetterschwankungen - Säure nagt an Berlins Kanälen' can be found under Link

Guest lecture by Prof. Markus Disse

The DFG Research Training Group on Urban Water Interfaces (UWI) invites to a guest lecture by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Disse (Technical University of Munich, Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management) with the titel 'How to cope with Uncertainties in Flood Forecasting – The Research Project FloodEvac'. The lecture will take place Tuesday, 20th June 2017, 12:15 pm at TU Berlin, TIB-area, building 21c, room 004.


UWI Interim Meeting

The UWI Interim Meeting took place on May 19, 2017 from 9 am till 3 pm at the TU Berlin (TIB-area, building 21c, room 004). UWI doctoral students presented research from UWI common topics groups, which was followed by the half-yearly Board of Supervisor Meetings.


Guest lecture by Prof. Wolf Mooij

The DFG Research Training Group on Urban Water Interfaces (UWI) invites to a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Wolf Mooij (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen) with the titel 'Spatio-temporal modelling of aquatic ecosystems'. The lecture will take place Tuesday, 15th May 2017, 1:15 pm at IGB Berlin, lecture hall.


UWI meets Futer Water in Essen

On 27th and 28th of April an UWI delegation, consisting of 5 doctoral students one speaker and teh coordinator visted the NRW Fortschrittskolleg Future Water in Essen. The meeting was a first step towards closer collaborations between the two research training groups working on similar reasearch topics.


UWI Student Research Council


In March, the doctoral students came together for two days to hold their first self-organised Student Research Council.

Set in a seminar house outside of Berlin, this created a relaxed and productive working environment.

At first, an organised workshop with professional and structured input on collaborative working using examples of actual work within the common topic groups provided both, basics of collaborative working and reflection on current collaboration between and within the groups.

Applying insights and momentum from the workshop, the doctoral students then used the remaining time to work within the common topic groups, brainstorm new ideas, reflect on methods and help each other with different software, models and other skills.

All in all, the mixture of a good working environment, professional input, and time to work together created excellent conditions and lead to a stronger team cohesion, interesting exchanges, new ideas, and improved collaborative efforts.

Guest lecture by Prof. Sascha Oswald

The DFG Research Training Group on Urban Water Interfaces (UWI) invites to a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Sascha Oswald (Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Potsdam) with the titel 'Groundwater interfaces in an urban area - transfer of surface water to drinking water and the potential of novel soil moisture sensing for assessing groundwater recharge'. The lecture will take place Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 12:15 pm at TU Berlin, Geoinformation in Environmental Planning Lab, Room EB 414a.


Wasser Berlin International

The Research Training Group UWI was present with a stand at the 'Wasser Berlin International 2017'.


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