• 2020/06/01

    Special session “Multifunctional and Co-Designed Green Infrastructures in Urban Contexts” – Submit your abstract until June 17!


    SEE-URBAN-WATER coordinates Special Session at the International Ecological Engineering Society Conference "Closed Cycles", 2-4 September 2020

    Find out more about the conference and the Special Session here..

  • 2020/06/22

    Special session “Soluciones basadas en la naturaleza – ¿Soluciones para paisajes fluviales en América Latina?” – Submit your abstract until June 29!


    Joint session of the junior research groups SEE-URBAN-WATER and PlanSmart with partners from Costa Rica at the ESP Latin Amaerican Regional Conference

    The research groups SEE-URBAN-WATER and PlanSmart organize a special session on “Soluciones basadas en la naturaleza – ¿Soluciones para paisajes fluviales en América Latina?” with project partners from Costa Rica.

  • 2020/01/22

    Internationale Studien- und Austauschpartnerschaften mit Partneruniversitäten in Zentralamerika

    Bewerbungsfrist bis 31.03.2020 verlängert – Stipendien für Auslandssemester in Nicaragua oder Costa Rica WS 2020/21

    Im Rahmen der Internationalen Studien- und Austauschpartnerschaft 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.

  • 2020/02/19

    Fourth SEE-URBAN-WATER Newsletter / Cuarto Boletín informativo de VISIÓN URBANA DEL AGUA

    Progress of our project between August and December 2019, intended to inform our collaborators and other actors / Avances de nuestro proyecto entre agosto y diciembre 2019, dirigido a nuestros colaboradores y otros actores

    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 the last year. The highlight of the document is the description of our case-study areas in Costa Rica, in the Quebrada Seca – Río Burío watershed. It summarizes the achievements of the fieldwork and further activities to be carried out during the first half of this year.

  • 2020/01/29

    Cost-Effective Optimization of Nature-Based Solutions for Reducing Urban Floods

    Apoorva publication

    New publication of former DAAD-IIT intern in Ecologcial Processes Journal

    The conventional urban stormwater management practices focus on carrying away runoff quickly by lined conveyors, which increase the surface runoff and reduce the time of concentration, subsequently causing floods in downstream areas. Ecological Management Practices (EMPs) provide nature-based solutions for reducing flood risks in a sustainable and economically viable manner.

  • 2020/01/21

    Costa Rica´s Readiness for the Implementation of Nature-Based-Solutions

    New open-access journal publication in Sustainability Journal

    Nature-based-solutions (NBS) pursue a combination of economic, social, and environmental benefits that can meet municipal goals on stormwater and rapid urbanization problems. However, NBS have fallen behind in reaching to the political and legal framework, and with this, to a policy mix for urban stormwater sustainability.

  • 2020/01/06

    3. SEE-URBAN-WATER Research Encounter – Be part of it!

    Research Encounter 25062019

    on January 16 from 9 – 12 am

    The research group's new format “Research Encounter” as a platform to exchange about ongoing work will be realized for the third time. The encounters are open to the public and take place every 3-4 months. Our next encounter will be on January 16 from 9 – 12 am in our seminar room (building B2|01, room 205).

  • 2019/11/20

    A New Approach to High-Resolution Urban Land Use Classification Using Open Access Software and True Color Satellite Imagesping Countries


    New open-access journal publication in Sustainability Journal

    Urbanization nowadays results in the most dynamic and drastic changes in land use/land cover, with a significant impact on the environment. In most parts of the world, detailed information on the composition, structure, extent, and temporal changes of urban areas is lacking. This publication presents a methodology to produce high-resolution land use/land cover maps by the use of free software and satellite imagery. These maps can help to understand dynamic urbanizations processes to plan, design, and coordinate sustainable urban development plans.