Water Research at KIT

Research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) comprises the entire regional cycles of water and matter in natural and man-made environments, reaching from the micro scale to river basins.

KIT has a number of working groups with about 250 scientists who cover a broad range in water research. In addition to a strong focus on process-oriented water research, KIT provides the necessary engineering skills to implement research results in

KIT is strong in
  • process research on water and matter cycles in all environmental compartments,
  • process research and development of technologies for water treatment,
  • development and application of numerical and physical models, and
  • all aspects of integrated water ressources management.

The institutes involved in water research at KIT are well equipped with laboratories (for example water chemistry, fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, microbiology, geochemistry), field observatories (for example TERENO research area Ammer [TERrestrial ENviromental Observatories], several national and international measurement sites and catchments), and large equipment (for example cloud chamber AIDA, NMR, computing cluster).

Water research at KIT is linked to the KIT Climate and Environment Center, to the Water Research Network Baden-Württemberg, and to the Helmholtz Water Network.