• 2019/10/24

    We welcome Nirdesh Kumar Sharma as an intern in our group!

    DAAD KOSPIE Program from 1nd of September until 31st of March 2020

    Nirdesh Kumar Sharma pursuing his Master of Technology in civil engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati will be supporting our group as an intern from 2nd of September until 31st of March 2019.

  • 2019/10/17

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

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    on October 17 from 9 – 12 am

    The research group SEE-URBAN-WATER starts with the new format “Research Encounter” as a platform to exchange about ongoing work. These encounters are open to the public and will take place every 3-4 months. Our second encounter will be on October 17 from 9 – 12 am in our seminar room (building B2|01, room 205).

  • 2019/09/23

    Cully Hession from Virginia Tech visits SEE-URBAN-WATER at the TU Darmstadt

    Strategic partnership between Virginia Tech and TU Darmstadt

    Following an initial stay of Prof. Jochen Hack at Virginia Tech in June 2019, Prof. Cully Hession from Virginia Tech visited in September 2019 our research group SEE-URBAN-WATER at TU Darmstadt as part of a strategic partnership between both universities.

  • 2019/08/20

    Third SEE-URBAN-WATER Newsletter / Tercer Boletín informativo de VISIÓN URBANA DEL AGUA

    Progress of our project between January and July 2019, intended to inform our collaborators and other actors / Avances de nuestro proyecto entre enero y julio 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 first semester of this 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 rest of this year.

  • 2019/08/14

    Call for Contributions for a Special Issue in Scientific Journal Ambio


    Topic: Planning and Governing Nature-based Solutions in River Landscapes

    The research groups SEE-URBAN-WATER and PlanSmart organize a Special Issue on “Planning and Governing Nature-based Solutions in River Landscapes”.

  • 2019/07/17

    A Combined Field and Remote-Sensing Based Methodology to Assess the Ecosystem Service Potential of Urban Rivers in Developing Countries


    New open-access journal publication in Remote Sensing Journal

    Natural rivers in urban areas bear significant potential to provide ecosystem services for the surrounding inhabitants. However, surface sealing by houses and street networks, urban drainage, disposal of waste and wastewater resulting from advancing urbanization usually lead to the deterioration of urban rivers and their riparian areas. This ultimately damages their ability to provide ecosystem services. This paper presents an innovative methodology for a rapid and low-cost assessment of the ecological status of urban rivers and riparian areas in developing countries under data scarce conditions.

  • 2019/06/19

    Special guest from Nicaragua: Vermar Urcuyo visits the junior research group SEE-URBAN-WATER

    Stay of staff member of Universidad Tecnológica La Salle financed by DAAD-ISAP exchange

    Vermar Urcuyo will be visiting the junior research group SEE-URBAN-WATER from 16 June to 17 July 2019 as a guest lecturer as part of the International Study and Exchange Partnership (ISAP) with our partner university Universidad Tecnológica La Salle in León, Nicaragua.

  • 2019/06/19

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Hack at Virginia Tech

    Strategic partnership between TU Darmstadt and Virginia Tech

    As part of the strategic partnership between the TU Darmstadt and Virginia Tech Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Hack visited Prof. Cully Hession of the Biological Systems Engineering Department for 10 ten days in July 2019.