• 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.

  • 2019/09/10

    SEE-URBAN-WATER is a member of the Darmbach e.V.

    since September 2019

    As a research group dedicated to the transdisciplinary investigation and implementation of Nature Based Solutions, we also want to make a positive contribution to the investigator’s home base of Darmstadt. Therefore, since September 2019, the Junior Research Group SEE-URBAN-WATER is a member of the Darmbach e.V.

  • 2019/08/28

    SEE-URBAN-WATER on social networks

    Facebook and Instagram

    As a transdisciplinary project, SEE-URBAN-WATER always seeks to strengthen ties with stakeholders, other investigation groups and of course the residents of our study area. This is why, SEE-URBAN-WATER launched its own accounts on Instagram and Facebook.

  • 2019/08/28

    SEE-URBAN-WATER workshop on “Green Infrastructure Design” with representatives from Costa Rica

    Workshop held at the TU Darmstadt from the 12th to the 16th August, 2019 – Resumen en Español

    A transdisciplinary workshop was organized with representatives of local governments and other public institutions of Costa Rica. SEE-URBAN-WATER wants to share the summary of this “Green Infrastructure Design” workshop!

  • 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.

  • 2019/11/26

    Call for Contributions for a Special Issue in Scientific Journal Ambio


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

    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.