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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.

Current Issues

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.


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.


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

Issue 2, July 2018

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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