Main Research Activities

The knowledge of the spatial and temporal distribution of water resources is of vital importance for all water management activities. Both- the surplus of water causing floods or water shortages during drought periods may cause major economic, ecological, political and social problems. In many parts of the world water became a limiting factor of social development. Even in water-rich countries like Germany, many social and economic processes depend on the effective use and protection of water resources.


As an engineering department, our research mainly relates to the provision and application of hydrological data and information for hydraulic engineering and water management. Moreover, we are working in the field of water management issues. Based on hydrological information, e.g. for flood design and flood risk assessments, water management systems are analyzed, simulated and optimized.

Engineering Hydrology

Water Management