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Urban Water Interfaces2021

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Thesis Defence Lena-Marie Kuhlemann


Congratulations to Lena-Marie Kuhlemann who defended her doctoral thesis with the titel "Using stable isotopes for multiscale assessment of ecohydrology in drought affected urban water systems " on Monday, 13 December 2021

She received an award for "First completion of a doctoral degree from UWI 2nd cohort"

UWI Guest Lecture by Dr. Jan Weijma

On Thursday, 25.11.2021 Dr. Jan Weijma (Department of Agrotechnology and Food Science, Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands) will give a talk with the title “Nutrients in the city, from linear use to circular models” at 4:15 pm via Zoom.


Thesis Defence Tayebeh Zinati Shoa

Congratulations to Tayebeh Zinati Shoa who defended her doctoral thesis with the titel "Resource recovery of source separated sanitation compared to conventional system for sustainable urban wastewater management" on Tuesday, 16 November 2021


Former UWI kollegiate Dr. Ilhan Özgen-Xia

from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States, accepted a Junior Professorship (with Tenure Track) on Urban Environmental Interfaces at TU Braunschweig and started in November 2021

TU Braunschweig Magazin

UWI Core Course 'Ecology of urban freshwaters'

This mandatory course took place from September 27 to October 1, 2021 including several visits of lab and field sites. It was highly valued by the participants.

UWI Summer School 2021

On 21 and 22 September 2021, the annual UWI Summer School was carried out via Zoom.


Masterplan Wasser

On 12 August 2021, there was an online meeting of UWI representatives with the Senate of Berlin to discuss about the Masterplan Wasser.

UWI presented a short overview on its activities, seven doctoral thesis projects and outcomes as well as some general modelling recommendations. After vivid discussions among the about 50 participants, it was decided to continue this knowelge exchange.


UWI Guest Lecture by Prof. Chris Soulsby

On Thursday, 17.06.2021 Prof. Chris Soulsby ( School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK) will give a talk with the title “Nutrients in the city, from linear use to circular models” at 4:15 pm via Zoom.


Guest Lecture: Benign by Design

The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) and the DFG Research Training Group on Urban Water Interfaces (UWI) invite to a guest lecture by

Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer
Institute of Sustainable Chemistry, Chair of Sustainable Chemistry and Material Resources, University of Lüneburg, Germany Thursday, 29 April 2021, 1:30 – 2:30 pm via Zoom

Lecture title: Benign by Design

To participate in the online presentation, please register until 28 April 2021

Common Topics Meeting

On 28 April 2021 an online common topics meeting was held. For this meeting,  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.

Statistics for Environmental and Climate Analysis with R

From 19 - 23 April 2021 the course "Statistics for Environmental and Climate Analysis with R" will be given for UWI and other interested doctoral students.

Enquiries: Dr. Basem Aljoumani

For details see programme.

Welcome workshop for doctoral students of 3rd cohort


Welcome workshop for doctoral students of 3rd cohort On 5 April 2021 a welcome workshop was held for the 3rd cohort doctoral students, virtual in the morning and with a get-together in the afternoon.


Aqua Science Award for Dr. Katharina Teuber

Former UWI doctoral student Dr. Katharina Teuber has won the Aqua Science Award:


UWI Guest Lecture by Dr. Xilin Xia

On Thursday, 28.01.2021 Dr. Xilin Xia (School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering Loughborough University) will give a talk with the title High-Performance Computing for Multi-hazard Risk Assessment and Real-time Forecastingat 4:15 pm via Zoom.




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