Urban Water Interfaces

UWI PhD student at Erpe River

UWI is an interdisciplinary research training group of engineers and natural scientists located at the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The overall aim of the UWI research training group is to educate excellent graduate students in a structured framework. We want to achieve a new quality of general process understanding in urban water systems by investigating urban water interfaces as an innovative research topic, our pioneering qualification concept and interdisciplinary and international collaboration.

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(Dept. 1) Ecohydrology
(Dept. 2) Ecosystem Research
(Dept. 3) Experimental Limnology
(Dept. 6) Chemical Analytics and Biogeochemistry
Research Domain
(CCRD 2) Aquatic boundaries and linkages
Speaker team
Speaker team
Speaker team
erweitertes Sprecherteam
Project leader
Project leader
Project leader
Project leader
PhD student 1. cohort
Doktorand 2. Kohorte
PhD student 2. cohort
PhD student 2. cohort
PhD student 2. cohort
PhD student 2. cohort
Funded by

DFG (German Research Foundation)

1st funding period: 01.07.2015-30.12.2019, GRK 2032/1

2nd funding period: 01.01.2020-30.6.2024, GRK 2032/2

Contact person

Gunnar Nützmann

Guest scientist
Working group
Ground water-surface water interactions

Mark Gessner

Head of department
Working group
Ecosystem processes

Sabine Hilt

Research group leader
Working group
Aquatic-terrestrial coupling and regime shifts

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