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


  • 2019/04/15

    We welcome Conrad Schiffmann as a new PhD student in our group!

    New member joined SEE-URBAN-WATER on April 15, 2019

    Conrad Schiffmann completed his master's degree in “Governance and Public Policy” at the TU Darmstadt and subsequently worked as an independent consultant and co-founder of his start-up company „ParqueO²“ in San José, Costa Rica.

  • 2019/04/12

    Special session “Nature-based solutions in different scales in urban and rural river basins” – Submit your abstract until the 30th of April!

    Joint session of the junior research groups SEE-URBAN-WATER and PlanSmart at ISRS 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

    The 6th two-year symposium of the International Society for River Science will take place from September 8 to September 13 in Vienna, Austria.

    The topic of ISRS2019 is “River landscapes as coupled social-ecological systems” dealing with research on the use and protection of water resources with a focus on heavily modified riverine landscapes. In this context, the junior research groups SEE-URBAN-WATER and PlanSmart offer a special session on “Nature-based solutions of various scales in urban and rural river basins”.

  • 2019/04/11

    Special session “Frontiers in Planning and Implementing Nature-based Solutions in River Landscapes” – Submit your abstract until 10th of June!

    Joint session of the junior research groups SEE-URBAN-WATER and PlanSmart at the 10th ESP Conference in Hannover, Germany.

    The research groups SEE-URBAN-WATER and PlanSmart organize a special session on “Frontiers in Planning and Implementing Nature-based Solutions in River Landscapes”.

  • 2019/04/11

    Environmental Engineering student Fabiola Siering receives DAAD-PROMOS scholarship

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    Opportunity to carry out field work in Costa Rica for her Bachelor thesis in the SEE-URBAN-WATER project

    As part of the scholarship, Fabiola Siering will travel to Costa Rica from May to July 2019 to carry out fieldwork for her bachelor's thesis in the context of the SEE-URBAN-WATER-Project in cooperation with Universidad de Costa Rica.

  • 2019/04/01

    Six months of studying and field work in Costa Rica and Nicaragua ahead

    Gruppenbild Pochote

    6 students from TU Darmstadt receive scholarships to spend their summer semester at our partner universities

    Within the framework of the International Study and Exchange Partnership (ISAP) with our partner universities Universidad Tecnológica La Salle in León, Nicaragua, and Universidad de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica, full scholarships for a 6-month exchange semester were awarded to 6 students of TU Darmstadt.

  • 2019/01/25

    Second SEE-URBAN-WATER Newsletter / Segundo Boletín informativo de VISIÓN URBANA DEL AGUA

    Information to project partners and stakeholders on advances between August – December 2018 / Informaciones dirigidos a colaboradores y otros actors sobre advances entre Agosto – Diciembre 2018

    SEE-URBAN-WATER wants to share the project progress so far! The team has prepared a bulletin report of the main activities carried out during the second semester of 2018.

    VISIÓN URBANA DEL AGUA quiere compartir los avances del proyecto hasta ahora! El equipo de investigación ha preparado un boletín informativo con las principales actividades realizadas durante el segundo semestre de 2018.