News Archive

Interview with Dr. Isabella SchalkoKIT
Women in water research: Interview with Dr. Isabella Schalko

Dr. Isabella Schalko is a Senior Research Assistant at ETH Zürich, Research Affiliate at MIT and KIT International Excellence Fellow.  

Productive biofilmsEBI, KIT
Microorganisms: Little helpers, big effect

KIT's water research is involved in two projects in the land's funding line "Microorganisms as helpers in climate protection - using microbial processes for a climate-neutral future with innovative methods".

Wetter- und Klimamodell ICON wird Open-SourceKIT
Weather and climate model ICON becomes open source

Public access contributes to greater transparency in science and makes it possible to jointly improve environmental predictions worldwide.

Tropfsteinhöhle als KlimaarchivKIT
Dripstone cave as a climate archive

Researchers are using cave dripstones to reconstruct regional and global climate history - isotope composition provides information about seasonal precipitation levels.

Hochaufgelöste Niederschlagskarten mittels KI Luca Glawion, KIT
Highly Resolved Precipitation Maps Based on AI

KIT Researchers Use Deep Learning to Enhance the Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Coarse Precipitation Maps.

2023_11_OM_Regenmessung AfrikaChristian Chwala, KIT
Better rain measurement in West Africa thanks to mobile phone network

KIT researchers are using data from the mobile phone network to create rainfall maps in West Africa in order to improve flood forecasting in the data-poor region.

2023_11_14_ESI-CorAAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Wastewater as a corona early warning system

An EU project coordinated by KIT has tested a wastewater-based corona early warning system that contributes to a better Covid-19 situation assessment. The final report of the project has now been published (in German).

Besseres Wassermanagement soll Moore rettenChristian Damm, KIT
Improving Water Management to Save Peatlands

Researchers of KIT are investigating the condition of the Rastatter Bruch fen on the Upper Rhine in connection with the water balance. The Minister of the Environment of Baden-Württemberg, Thekla Walker, informed herself about the project of the Department of Wetland Ecology on September 5, 2023.

PeePowerTM auf der BUGA in MannheimHarald Horn
Hydrogen production from urine at the BUGA 2023 in Mannheim, Germany

Researchers from the Engler-Bunte-Institut are involved in a project that practically implements microbially catalyzed hydrogen production from urine at the 2023 Federal Garden Show (BUGA). The BUGA 2023 was opened on 14.04.2023. 

Temperaturen der Landoberfläche folgen simpler PhysikGabi Zachmann, KIT
Relationship between evaporation and land surface temperature

The temperature of the land surface is mainly influenced by radiation, but evaporation and air movements also play a role. KIT researchers are involved in a study that shows that these complex processes can be explained with the help of simple and predictable patterns.

2023_07_06_sahel-IMG_1256_rdax_1200x675sHarald Kunstmann, KIT
Effects of Reforestation on Rainfall in the Sahel

KIT researchers are investigating the impact of a renaturation initiative in the African Sahel on local precipitation. In reforestation programs, the hope is that the new forest and increased evaporation will simultaneously generate more precipitation.

2023_039_Dem Gewitter auf der Spur – vom Quellwoelkchen bis zur GrundwasserbildungAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Tracking thunderstorms – From the initial cumulus cloud to groundwater formation

To better cope with weather extremes like hailstorms, strong rain showers, and floods in the long term, researchers study their development and effects within “Swabian MOSES,” a program coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Wissenswoche Umwelt und RessourcenKIT
Science Week Environment & Resources | 3 - 8 July 2023, at Kronenplatz in Karlsruhe

On July 5, 2023, numerous exciting activities and lectures on the topic of water will take place as part of the Science Week Environment & Resources.

Besuch von Prof. Laurent Schmitt am IWGBettina Waibel
Prof. Laurent Schmitt (University of Strasbourg) visiting the IWG

On March 31, 2023, Prof. Laurent Schmitt visited the Institute for Water and River Basin Management. He gave a lecture on the topic "Navigation, hydropower, sediment legacies, functional restoration and transboundary management of the Upper Rhine" in the lecture series of the IWG (Seminar@IWG-WB).

Blinde Flecken bei der Ueberwachung von PlastikmuellDaniel Valero, KIT
Blind spots in the monitoring of plastic waste

Why should we study how plastics are transported in rivers? Dr. Daniel Valero (KIT-IWG) answers this question in Deutschlandfunk radio and talks about his recent experiments.

Lithium from the Upper Rhine Graben?

Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb talks about lithium extraction from Europe's largest ground water reservoir in the Upper Rhine Graben in a ServusTV report.

Final event of the EU-Project ESI-CorA in Karlsruhe

On March 22, 2023, the public final event of the project ESI-CorA - Systematic Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater took place in Karlsruhe. 

KIT in elf Fachdisziplinen unter den Top 100 der WeltFrank Seidel, KIT
KIT among the Top 100 in the world in eleven disciplines

Good performance of KIT in the U.S. News University Ranking 2022-2023: KIT's water research ranks 48th, which is the top position in Germany. 

Towards Physical-Conceptual Modeling of Mass, Energy and Information Flows Using ML TechnologyKIT
KIT International Excellence Talk by Prof. Hoshin Gupta (University of Arizona)

Towards Physical-Conceptual Modeling of Mass, Energy and Information Flows Using Mashine Learning Technology.

Klimakrise: Afrikanische Binnengewässer als Treibhausgasquellen unterschätztRicky Mwanake, KIT
Climate crisis: African inland waters underestimated as greenhouse gas sources

KIT researchers investigate seasonal influence of African streams and rivers on greenhouse gas emissions.

Dem Wetter auf der Spur: Klimaforschung in AfrikaMarlon Maranan, KIT
Tracking the weather: Climate research in Africa

Whether Flood Protection or Rainforest Preservation – the Study of Meteorological Relationships Makes Valuable Contributions.

HyWa Podcast WassergesprächeSusanna Mohr
Precipitation dynamics - Detailed information flows on water balance

Rechearchers of KIT in conversation with the journal 'Hydrologie & Wasserbewirtschaftung (HyWa)' about the collaboration between meteorologists and hydrologists and about the Eifel flood in July 2021 (in German).

Water – A vauable resource

Professor Erwin Zehe, from the Institute of Water and River Basin Management (KIT), explains in a discussion with 'planet wissen' how increasing drought periods change the water cycle (report in German).

Wasserressourcen mit hydrologischer Datenbank nachhaltiger nutzenMarkus Breig, KIT
Using water resources more sustainably with a hydrological database

KIT researchers aim to compile hydrological data to identify the effects of climate change on water cycles in Germany.

Klimawandel und Landnutzungsaenderungen beguenstigen HochwasserereignisseDominik Kuhn, KIT
Climate change and land use changes foster flood events

Current studies on the flood disaster in the Eifel in 2021 and on the future development of such extreme events.

autarke TrinkwasserversorgungAndrea Schäfer, KIT
Drinking water supply: Self-sufficient membrane filters thanks to solar energy

KIT researchers are developing a solar-powered filtration system to treat drinking water from salty brackish water.

Infolge des Klimawandels drohen in Deutschland sinkende Grundwasserspiegel Markus Breig, KIT
Germany faces falling groundwater levels as a result of climate change

KIT and BGR develop forecast models for the future development of groundwater levels based on artificial intelligence.

SARS-CoV-2 monitoring in wastewaterAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Nationwide pilot project for corona detection in wastewater

The KIT is involved in an EU project testing a wastewater-based COVID-19 early warning system. For one year, samples will be taken in waste water treatment plants at 20 pilot sites nationwide.

2022_01_11_contaminants_resizedMichael Krayer
Simulations of Sediment Movement Could Help Protect Waterways

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are using high-performance computing to model how waterways’ sediment beds change and what those changes mean for pollutants moving downstream.

Wasserressourcenpreis 2021Harald Kunstmann, KIT
2021 Water Resource Prize goes to Harald Kunstmann

The Rüdiger Kurt Bode-Stiftung has awarded the 2021 Water Resource Prize to Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann (IMK-IFU). The prize is endowed with 100,000 euros.

Mehr Klimaresilienz durch verbesserte saisonale VorhersagenH. Kunstmann, KIT
Improved climate resilience through better seasonal forecasts

Higher Precision in Seasonal Meteorological Forecasts for Semi-Arid Regions Using Statistical Methods from KIT Help Decision Makers to Mitigate the Local Consequences of Climate Change.

Woher kommt in Zukunft unser Trinkwasser?ServusTV
Where will our drinking water come from in the future?

Prof. Nico Goldscheider from the Institute of Applied Geosciences (KIT) can be seen in a report on the P.M. Wissen programme. He gives insights into the research in Kleinwalsertal in Austria, one of the test regions of the KARMA project (report in German).