Articles tagged by «Research»
Open Access Publication in Journal Water
Nicaragua enacted its Water Law in 2007, with the Dublin Principles for sustainable water management and integrated water resources management as its guiding framework. Implementation of the law remains a challenge, but significant efforts have been made to roll out this new water resources framework, to improve water management by enhancing a multilevel water governance system. To analyze multilevel water governance in Nicaragua and diagnose stakeholders’ roles and compliance with the law, we applied a socio-ecological system framework and several methods of analysis to process data collected from 52 in-depth semistructured interviews conducted with key stakeholders in the water sector. more
Special session “Multifunctional and Co-Designed Green Infrastructures in Urban Contexts” – Submit your abstract until June 17!
A Conceptual Approach to Modeling the Geospatial Impact of Typical Urban Threats on the Habitat Quality of River Corridors
Publication in Open Access Journal Remote Sensing
Rivers are often the most important biophysical and ecological connection of cities with their surrounding ecosystems, although usually heavily altered due to urban impacts. For the conservation of urban rivers as ecological corridors, it is important to assess the impact of typical urban threats on habitat quality. In this study, we used the InVEST habitat quality model to assess the individual and combined impacts of built-up areas, first- and second-order road and water pollution from urban drainage, and wastewater discharge on habitat quality within a 200 m wide river corridor. more
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. more
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. more
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). more
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. more
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). more
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. more
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. more
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! more
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. more
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. more
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. more
Treffen zwischen Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Hack und Fellow Dr. Claudia Herok
Am 15. Mai 2019 werden die neuen Fellows des Mercator- Science Policy Fellowship Programms die TU Darmstadt besuchen. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Hack wird sich im Zuge dessen mit Fellow Dr. Claudia Herok (Referatsleiterin Außeruniversitäre Forschung im Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg) austauschen. more
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”. more
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. more
Special session “Nature-based solutions in different scales in urban and rural river basins” – extended deadline for abstract submissions until May 10th!
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”. more
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. more
Joint Workshop at TU Darmstadt
On Tuesday 11.12.2018 and Wednesday 12.12.2018 the PlanSmart group and the junior research group SEE-URBAN-WATER met for a joint workshop. more
Die Nachwuchsgruppe SEE-URBAN-WATER und andere Projekte an der TU Darmstadt stellen sich der Öffentlichkeit vor.
Die interdisziplinäre Stadtforschung der TU Darmstadt stellt am 30.10.2018 ab 18:30 Uhr im Schader-Stiftungszentrum (Goethestraße 2 in 64285 Darmstadt) ihre Projekte und Perspektiven vor.
Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung wird Prof. Dr.-Ing Jochen Hack die Nachwuchsgruppe SEE-URBAN-WATER präsentieren.
Wir freuen uns auf Euch! more
Information to project partners and stakeholders on advances between January – July 2018 / Informaciones dirigidos a colaboradores y otros actors sobre advances entre Enero – Julio 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 first semester of this year.
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 primer semestre de este año.
An activity of the Institute for Social-Ecological Research to build Transdisciplinary Expertise for Sustainability Challenges
Lisa Deutsch and José Fernando Chapa participated from 29.07.2018 to 03.08.2018 in the Summer School “Brilliant Minds for Social-Ecological Transformations” of the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) in Frankfurt, which is financed by the Volkswagen Foundation. more
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 ). more
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). more
Comparing Hydrological Ecosystem Services Models for Integrated Decision-Support in the Chiquito River Watershed, Nicaragua
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. more
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. more