• 2018/06/12

    Natur-basierte Lösungen zum urbanen Gewässerschutz – Talk of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Hack

    Tuesday, 12th of June, 9.50 am

    As part of the interdisciplinary lecture series on environmental sciences, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Hack will give a talk to the topic: “Natur-basierte Lösungen zum urbanen Gewässerschutz”. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 12th of June 2018 at 9:50 am in the lecture hall and media centre HMZ – small room L4|02 (Franziska-Braun-Straße 10, 64287 Darmstadt ).

  • 2018/05/29

    We welcome Ms Srividya Hariharan Sudha as an intern in our group!

    DAAD WISE Program from 9th of May until 28th of July

    Ms Srividya Hariharan Sudha pursuing B.Tech Degree (IIIrd Year- Semester VI) in Civil Engineering (Hons) at National Institute of Technology / Trichy will be supporting our group as an intern from 9th of May until 28th July 2018.

  • 2018/05/25

    “Urban Socio-Hydrology – A Project Example form Nicaragua” Talk of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Hack

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    Tuesday, 29th of May, 6.30pm

    As part of the evening lecture series of the Interdisciplinary Research Group “Stadtforschung”, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Hack will give a talk to the topic: “Urban Socio-Hydrology – A Project Example form Nicaragua”. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 29th of May 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Institute for History (Landwehrstraße 50a, 64293 Darmstadt, building S4|23, room 318).

  • 2018/04/16

    New field reports of exchange students online

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    Learn more about the stay of our exchange students in Nicaragua

    Our three exchange students spent the winter semester 17/18 at our partner university “Universidad Tecnológica La Salle” in León / Nicaragua. In Nicaragua 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 university in Nicaragua and take a look at their field reports!

  • 2018/02/01

    Of rubberboots and canoes – Internship experiences of two students in Nicaragua

    An an adventurous survey of the Pochote River in León

    Chantal Kipp und Anna Bach verbrachten drei Monate in Nicaragua, um die Gewässerbelastung und den Verlauf des Flusses Río Pochote zu untersuchen. Ein Erlebnisbericht erschien in der Hoch³.

  • 2018/01/22

    Comparing Hydrological Ecosystem Services Models for Integrated Decision-Support in the Chiquito River Watershed, Nicaragua

    Modelling results of SWAT. On the left: Capacities to retain sediment (a) and to regulate water flow (b).

    New open-access journal publication in Sustainability

    Different simulation models are used in science and practice in order to incorporate hydrological ecosystem services in decision-making processes. This contribution compares three simulation models, the Soil and Water Assessment Tool, a traditional hydrological model and two ecosystem services models, the Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs model and the Resource Investment Optimization System model. The three models are compared on a theoretical and conceptual basis as well in a comparative case study application. The application of the models to a study area in Nicaragua reveals that a practical benefit to apply these models for different questions in decision-making generally exists.

  • 2018/01/16

    Publication on the potential environmental impact of the Interoceanic Nicaragua Canal

    MDPI Journal Environments publishes article co-authored by Dr.-Ing. Jochen Hack

    Nicaragua is preparing the construction of an interoceanic canal that will be the longest and largest canal on Earth. An environmental and social impact assessment was published in 2014 supporting a general viability of the canal. Nonetheless, several scientists and societal actors raised serious concerns regarding the social, economic, and ecological sustainability. Despite an open dispute within the Nicaraguan society, no independent, transparent, and scientifically sound assessment has been carried out. This article presents a transparently documented and comprehensible impact assessment of the West Canal Segment of the Nicaragua Canal.

  • 2018/02/12

    Stipendien für Auslandssemester in Nicaragua, Wintersemester 2018/19 – Bewerbungsfrist: 28.02.2018

    Internationale Studien- und Austauschpartnerschaft mit der Universidad Tecnológica La Salle

    Im Rahmen der Internationalen Studien- und Austauschpartnerschaft (ISAP) mit unserer Partneruniversität der Universidad Tecnológica La Salle in León, Nicaragua, sind für das Wintersemester 2018/19 drei Stipendien (Vollstipendien inkl. Reisekostenpauschale) für ein 6-monatiges Austauschsemester zu vergeben.

    Bewerbungsfrist: 28.02.2018