Welcome to the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Kiel University


The Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management is located in Kiel, Germany. The group focuses on ecohydrological issues in national and international catchments. Interactions of land use changes, water quality issues and its effect on aquatic ecosystems are investigated in many of the ongoing projects.

In measurement campaigns we collect field data for e.g. lab analysis and model applications. We are working together with global and regional institutions to develop sustainable concepts for rural river basins.


Current issues:

We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering, University of Gondar, Ethiopia on 27 July 2017. For this reason, Dr. Asrat Atsedeweyn Andargie, Academic Vice President of the University of Gondar, visited our Department last week. First cooperation activities involve the exchange and mutual supervision of PhD students.

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee

Signing the MoU: Prof. Dr. Asrat Atsedeweyn Andargie and Prof. Dr. Nicola Fohrer (first row), Dr. Georg Hörmann, Dr. Paul Wagner, M.Sc. Tibebe Belete Tigabu (second row)


Publications from the first half of the year in journals like Journal of Environmental Management, Ecological Indicators, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Environmental Modelling & Software und Journal of Hydroinformatics are available here.



Final theses - open topics


IGCS - Indo-German Centre for sustainability



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