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Article in TU intern
Article in TU intern, page 7:
featuring UWI doctoral student Abhinav Dixit  and the "First International Conference on Urban Water Interfaces "
Thesis Defence Tabea Broecker
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Congratulations to Tabea Broecker, who defended her doctoral thesis with the titel "High-resolution integral modelling approach for flow and transport in groundwater – surface water interaction space" on Tuesday, 8 December 2020.
Thesis Defence Liwen Wu
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Congratulations to Liwen Wu, who defended her thesis with the title "Dynamic hyporheic responses to transient discharge, temperature and groundwater table" on 11 November 2020.
First International Conference on Urban Water Interfaces (UWI)
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The First International Conference on Urban Water Interfaces was successfully held in a digital format between 22 and 24 September 2020. About 200 people from 5 continents registered for the conference, which comprised 5 stimulating keynote lectures, about 50 oral presentations in two parallel sessions, virtual networking sessions, an open forum discussion and virtual excursions to selected laboratories and field sites.
Five awards were presented for best oral presentations, one in each of the four conference topics and one for the most innovative digital format.
Best talk in the category "Interfaces in urban
Lena-Marie Kuhlemann, IGB Berlin
Best talk in the category "Interfaces in urban freshwater
Lena Heinrich, IGB Berlin
Best talk in the category "Interfaces in urban hyporheic
Anja Höhne, University of Western Australia
Best talk in the category "Interfaces in sewer
Abhinav Dixit, TU Berlin
Most innovative digital format:
Birgit-Maria Müller, IGB Berlin
Based on the very positive feedback by participants, the conference can be considered a success.
Further information can be found on the conference webpage:
Conference webpage 
Thesis Defence Marcella Nega
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Congratulations to Marcella Nega, who successfully defended her doctoral thesis with the titel "Effects of micropollutants on the Panke River microbial communities and degradation of selected pharmaceuticals by manganese-oxidizing bacteria" on Friday, 10 July 2020.
Common Topics Meeting
On 18 March 2020 an online common topics meeting was held. For this meeting, which was previsouly planned as a day event, presentations were prepared by all four common topics groups. The presentations included information about: projects of doctoral students, kollegiates and others involved; measurements; models used; collaborations within and beyond the common topics groups and suggestions for improvement of collaboration.
Further information on the UWI common topics can be found under
A summary of the meeting can be found below