Theses

Thesis works, often related to project work in the field, offer a great opportunity to apply the methods and concept taught in the research group's lectures as well as to professionalize in a preferred field of research. Often it is also a bridge to a future employment or research activity.

The following shows a list of the current topics for final assignments. For further questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Jochen Hack. The bachelor and master thesis usually deal with topics directly related to the work of the Junior Research Group SEE-URBAN-WATER.

Topic Contact
Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services of urban rivers and green spaces Prof. Dr. Jochen Hack
Assessment of potential sites for green infrastructure development to increase urban resilience Prof. Dr. Jochen Hack
Participatory methods for designing and implementing nature-based solutions in the context of
urban water management – A case study in Costa Rica/Nicaragua
Prof. Dr. Jochen Hack
Institutional dynamics and actor’s constellation in river basin governance – a cross-country comparison
(Germany and Costa Rica or Nicaragua vs. Costa Rica)
Prof. Dr. Jochen Hack
Green Infrastructure and policy assessment: the development of a sustainability policy transition Veronica Neumann
Payment for Ecosystem Services: A more inclusive valuation method for the evaluation and support of ES Veronica Neumann

Completed Theses

Title Year Type of work
Development of a cost-efficient method for
the assessment of microplastic pollution by
grey water in an urbanized area in Heredia,
Costa Rica
2021 Master thesis in Applied Geosciences
Urban river ecosystem services: Assessment of the Nidda River floodplain conditions in the urban area of Frankfurt am Main 2021 Master thesis in Applied Geosciences
Evaluation of Green Infrastuctre within the Quebrada Seca-Watershed, Costa Rica, and the potential for its multifunctional improvement 2020 Master thesis in Environmental Engineering
Modelling of retrofitted urban green
infrastructure scenarios to improve
multi-functionality in water management
at neighborhood scale in Costa Rica
2020 Master thesis in Environmental Engineering
Mapping and Assessment of Green Infrastructures of the CIty of Darmstadt and their Ecosystem Service provision 2020 Master thesis in Applied Geosciences
Potential of retrofitted green infrastructure to
reduce runoff in urbanized areas throughout a model implementation with site-specific
constraints
2020 Master thesis in Hydroinformatics and Water Management (joint supervision with Brandenburg University of Technology)
Modelling of the Evapotranspiration based on a Conceptual Approach of the Urban Hydrological Cycle 2020 Bachelor thesis in Environmental Engineering
Soil moisture change detection and
mapping in a heterogeneous land use with sentinel data products
2020 Master of Technology in Earth System Science and Engineering (joint supervision with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati)
Proposal for the Development of a Low-Cost, In-Situ Solution of a Purification System of Greywater including the Social Acceptance in Heredia,Costa Rica 2020 Master thesis in Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering
(joint supervision with University of Costa Rica)
Modeling the potential of green
infrastructure to reduce runoff at the micro-watershed level in Costa Rica
2020 Master thesis in Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering (TropHEE)
Development of a Concept for Sustainable
Reforestation and Protection of Mangroves on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua
2020 Bachelor thesis in Environmental Engineering
(in cooperation with Sos Nicaragua)
Revealing the real potential of multi-functional green infrastructures for sustainable urban water management at neighbourhood scale in Costa Rica 2020 Master thesis in Environmental Engineering
Indicators of ecosystem services of renatured urban water courses 2020 Master thesis in Environmental Engineering
Analysis of Urbanization Processes with Remote Sensing Techniques – Case study Quebrada Seca River Catchment 2020 Master thesis in Applied Geosciences
Identification of potential sites for green infrastructures as flood protection measures in the catchment area of the Quebrada Seca River in Costa Rica 2019 Master thesis in Environmental Engineering
Comparing the performance of a hydrological model using field and remote sensing data – case study of a tropical Andean Páramo catchment 2019 Master thesis in Environmental Engineering (joint supervision with National University of Colombia)
Engagement of local residents and social perceptions in the Co-Design of Green Infrastructures 2019 Bachelor thesis in Environmental Engineering
Rainfall runoff modelling of the the Quebrada Seca River Basin in Costa Rica – Investigation of implementation of “green infrastructure” to reduce flood generation 2019 Master thesis in Environmental Engineering
Optimal nature-based solutions for reducing flood risks in Costa Rica 2019 DAAD-financed Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Master Sandwich Programme
Assessment of habitat quality and recreational potential of urban rivers in developing countries – The Pochote River in León, Nicaragua 2019 Bachelor thesis in Environmental Engineering
Urban land use classification using open access satellite images – The case of León in Nicaragua 2018 DAAD-financed Working Internship in Science and Engineering (WISE)
Assessment of the Ecosystems Services potential of urban rivers in developing countries The Pochote River in Nicaragua 2018 Bachelor thesis in Environmental Engineering
Hydrological Ecosystem Service Modeling supported by satellite imagery – The Chiquito River Basin 2017 Master thesis in Water and Environmental Engineering (joint supervision with TU Hamburg-Harburg)
Hydrological Ecosystem Service Modeling – State of the Art and Model Comparison 2016 Master thesis in Environmental Engineering