Welcome to the homepage of the Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management of the Technische Universität München.

Our website provides an overview of our research activities, our content of teaching as well as our publications. Our content gets continuously renewed and expanded. We are glad that you visit our website and hope you will find the information you are looking for.

Danube Floodplain Kick-Off Meeting

Since 1 June 2018, 24 project partners from ten countries in the Danube Region have been working together in the "Danube Floodplain" Interreg project with the aim of improving flood protection along the Danube. The European Union is also supporting this project with some € 3.7 million under the "Danube Transnational Program", and in particular to create a win-win situation for flood and floodplain ecology.


World Water Day 2019

The article "Wie der Regen ins Grundwasser kommt" (How the rain gets into the groundwater) was published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung/Freising on 19.03.2019. On the occasion of the World Water Day on 22.03.2019 we look forward to a good cooperation with the Wasserzweckverband Freising Süd in Neufahrn.

Current Issues


The Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management of the Technical University of Munich is looking for a PostDoc from 1 April 2019 firstly temporary for 2 years in the range of Applied and Experimental Hydrology (full time).

Additional information here.

Student Assistant (m/f)

We are looking for a student assistant to support the GIS section of the HiOS team from January 2019 (8 to 12 hours per week).

More information can be found here.

Informational Meeting - Field Trip to the Adige River Basin 2019 (Course of Water Management at the Catchment Scale)

We would like to invite all interested master’s students to attend the informational meeting about the Field Trip to the Adige River Basin.

Date and place of the meeting: 9th November 2018, Room 2601.

Additional information here.

PhD position Hydrological Modeling of Alpine Catchments

Open position starting from 01.01.2019 for three years as PhD student for Hydrological Modeling of Alpine Catchments.

Further information here.


Newsletter - Efficient practices of Land Use Management Integrating Water Resources Protection and Non-structural Flood Mitigation Experiences

Issue 2, July 2018

Further information here.

Build, run and animate 1D and 2D flood models - HEC-RAS 5.0

Registrations are now open for the HEC-RAS course in Germany, which will be held in Munich on Monday 24 September and Tuesday 25 September 2018.


Further information here.

Job advertisement: student assistant environmental information systems

For support in the business area "Water" the KISTERS AG is looking for a student assistant environmental information systems for their location in Munich at short notice.

Find further information here.

Field Trip to the Adige catchment 2018

During the course "Water Management at the Catchment Scale", 24 Master students took part in the excursion from 3.4.-7.4.18 to the Adige catchment. The 24 students were divided into eight groups and worked on various hydrological topics (water quality, integrated water resources management, reservoir management and snow hydrology). During the field trip, the students presented their research topics and discussed them with local authorities and stakeholders. For the participants, it is now possible to deepen their knowledge over the topics of the field trip by doing study projects or master thesis, using the established contacts with Italian scientists, companies and authorities. The activity was performed in the framework of the FP7 Globaqua project. The companies Azienda Intercomunale Rotaliana (AIR) and Carosello Tonale as well as the Meteorological Survey of the Province of Trento (Meteotrentino) and the forestry keeper Luca Colato are gratefully acknowledged for the support.

Proposal meeting: Secure Arsenic Free Water 4 India (SAFE)

During the past 15th and 16th of February an exciting workshop took place at the Technical University of Munich organized by the chair of Hydrology and River Management.

Please find further Information here.

UNMIX kickoff meeting

Wissenschaftliche/Studentische Hilfskraft (HIWI) for up to 16 hours per week, Characterization of drought patterns over the Greater Horn of Africa using satellite products and reanalysis procedures

Job advertisement: research associate

The Institute for Natural Hazards in Innsbruck is part of the Federal Research and Training Center for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW).

To strengthen the team in Innsbruck, they are looking for a scientific employee starting from 1.5.2018: Your area of ​​responsibility: Cooperation in project research - Conception and optimization of measuring methods and approaches, process research and mapping in the field, GIS Analysis, hydrological modeling, photogrammetric analysis, etc .; Data validation, preparation and analysis, preparation of reports and publications

Please find further Information here.

Job Advertisement: research associate responsible for hydrological modelling

We, the chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management of the TU Munich, are looking for a research associate who is resposible for hydrological modelling for the 01st June 2018 until 30th September 2019.

Please find further Information here.

Current meteorological data of the measuring field Glonn

Since spring-time 2016 there are analyses in the framework of the project 'ProNaHo' for determination of the influence of land use to run-off formation and run-off concentration.

Find current meteorological data of the measuring field here. 

Job advertisement civil or environmental engineer

The Water Management Office of Munich is looking for a civil or environmental engineer (Dipl.-Ing. (FH or Bachelor sc.) or comparable for the project "Implementation of the Flood Risk Management Directive" as soon as possible.

The Project runs until August 31st 2020 and mainly contains the implementation of the measures for the provision of space and the documentation of flood risk management in the territory of ​​the Water Management Office.

Find further Information here.

Student Assistant wanted

We are looking for a student assistant at short notice. 

Further information can be found in the job advertisement.

MOOC Flood Risk Management starting November 2, 2017

Join us for six weeks to understand the fundamentals of flood risk management and forecasting! Learn in our interactive online course how to implement ideas and measures to prevent damage. Sign up for free.

Student Assistant for DHI WASY GmbH

There is a free job as a student Assistant at the office of DHI WASY GmbH in Munich. The core capabilities of DHI WASY GmbH are modelling, digitisation and visualisation of water systems. 

More information you can find in the job advertisement.

3rd WaSiM user conference 18.10. - 19.10.2017 (old date 10.05. - 11.05.2017)

*** Please note that the originally date of the WaSiM user conference had to be postponed to the 18th and 19th of October 2017.  ***

The conference will offer the WaSiM community a possibility to discuss the recent applications of WaSiM, to provide bugfixes and to manage its further development. Additionally, it offers a platform for hydrologists for practicing, dialogue, discussion and getting-together.

The conference is open to WaSiM users of universities, research institutions, consulting engineers, water administrations and other interested persons. Beginners as well as professionals are welcome to this event. The conference language is English.

Find the official schedule here.

FREEWAT Training course

Within the project H2020 FREEWAT (FREE and open source software tools for WATer resource management), the course “Water resource management with the FREEWAT platform integrated in QGIS” aims at presenting the modules integrated in FREEWAT, a free and open source simulation platform, integrated in QGIS, for water resource management.

For more information on the course and the application procedure please see here.

Student forum in the Bavarian State Office for Environmental Issues, Augsburg

On Wednesday, 21/06/2017, elected student theses with focus on water are presented and discussed in the Bavarian State Office for Environmental Issuses in Augsburg (Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt).

Also students of TU München are going to present their theses between 14:00 - 17:30. 

More information you will find in the Invitation.

Admission free.

Beavers - annoying or useful? Television Show 'Faszination Wissen' - 09.05.2017 at BR

Scientists of the TU München and the University of applied sciences Weihenstephan in Freising are investigating the impact of beaver dams on water retention in Bavaria.

The interdisciplinary project was amongst others presented by Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Rieger in the Television Show 'Faszination Wissen' on Tuesday, 09.05.2017.

PhD Seminar SoSe 2017

The Ph.D. Seminar of the Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management takes place every monday, 11:30 - 13:00 in the room 2601. The program for the Ph.D. Seminar during summer Semester 2017 you can find here.

Adige Field Trip 2017

From 03.04. – 07.04.2017 there´s a field trip for master´s students to the Adige river basin. The invitation for the informational meeting you can find here: more information

01.09.2016: Meeting FloodEVAC in townhall of Kulmbach

Project SuMaRiO 2011 - 2016

Results of the Final Conference SuMaRiO in Munich 10-12 December 2015

Pictures and contributions

Network of young hydrologists

We would like to draw attention to the foundation of the DHG working group "Netzwerk junger Hydrologen/innen"

more information