Welcome to the Junior Research Group SEE-URBAN-WATER

Central Park and Cathedral of León, Nicaragua
Central Park and Cathedral of León, Nicaragua

SEE-URBAN-WATER is a junior research group that explores innovative approaches to address waterborne challenges through the design and implementation of Nature-Based-Solutions (NBS) in river basins and urban areas. The junior research group promotes knowledge through a transdisciplinary process to evaluate, develop and implement NBS using novel methods, tools and technologies. SEE-URBAN-WATER is based at the Technical University of Darmstadt and works closely with local partners in the city of León, Nicaragua, as well as with the Municipalities of Heredia, Flores, Belén, Barva and San Rafael in the province of Heredia, Costa Rica.

Fortin Heredia
Fortress of Heredia, Costa Rica

The research objective of the case study Pochote River in León is to guide the planning processes of urban water management by introducing and implementing Nature-Based Solutions, as the city is currently undergoing rapid urbanization that threatens the riverine ecosystems. On the other hand, in the case study of Quebrada Seca-Burío in Costa Rica the implementation of NBS aims to restore ecosystem services in urban areas where the urbanization has been taking place from decades ago.

Junior Research Group SEE-URBAN-WATER
Junior Research Group SEE-URBAN-WATER


  • 2018/12/14

    PlanSmart group met junior research group SEE-URBAN-WATER

    Joint Workshop at TU Darmstadt

    On Tuesday 11.12.2018 and Wednesday 12.12.2018 the PlanSmart group and the junior research group SEE-URBAN-WATER met for a joint workshop.

  • 2018/11/20

    New field reports of exchange students online

    Learn more about the stay of our exchange students in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

    Our three exchange students spent the summer semester 2018 at our partner university “Universidad Tecnológica La Salle” in León / Nicaragua and at our partner university “Universidad de Costa Rica” in San José / Costa Rica. In Nicaragua and Costa Rica they were able to gain many new impressions and made interesting experiences in the terms of country, people, language and culture. Learn more about the semester at our partner universities and take a look at their field reports!

  • 2018/11/14

    Stipendien für Auslandssemester in Nicaragua oder Costa Rica für das WS 2019/20

    DAAD ISAP-Programm mit der Universidad Technológica La Salle in León und der Universidad de Costa Rica in San José

    Im Rahmen der Internationalen Studien- und Austauschpartnerschaft (ISAP) mit unseren Partneruniversitäten der Universidad Tecnológica La Salle in León, Nicaragua und der Universidad de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica sind jeweils drei Stipendien (Vollstipendien inkl. Reisekostenpauschale) pro Semester für ein 6-monatiges Austauschsemester zu vergeben.

    Das Stipendium steht allen Studierenden der TU Darmstadt offen. Der Auslandsaufenthalt kann mit einem Praktikum und/oder der Anfertigung einer Abschlussarbeit (z.B. Bachelorarbeit) verbunden werden.