In UWI engineers and scientists conduct research on water cycles at the urban level. The main focus is on natural and technical interfaces. This is where major processes in urban water cycles take place. UWI combines different empirical methods, experiments and models in order to develop model conceptualisations and simulation tools for predictions.
Doctoral students benefit from a strongly interdisciplinary and internationally oriented scientific education programme which prepares them for a growing and increasingly complex job market in industry, water management and academia. The training includes an orientation seminar, core and elective courses, workshops and seminars as well as individual supervision and advise by a board of supervisors. Graduates in Civil, Water or Environmental Engineering, Geosciences, Biology, or a related field are invited to apply. UWI is a joint project of IGB and Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).