News & Press Archive

Symposium und Fernsehbeitrag über Grundwasser und Höhlen

Prof. Nico Goldscheider war am 11./12. November 2022 als Vortragsredner zu einem Symposium der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien mit dem Titel "Highlights of Geoscientific Cave Research" eingeladen und hat dort einen Vortrag über Karst und Wasser gehalten. In diesem Zusammenhang entstand auch ein Fernsehbeitrag fürs österreichische Fernsehen.



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Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Awards 2022 - Xinyang Fan

Xinyang Fan is a PhD student at the University of Melbourne and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. Her research focuses on quantifying the effects of climate change and variations in groundwater levels, recharge, and discharge in Australia and Germany. She is particularly interested in using statistical and conceptual modeling approaches to examine groundwater availability under anthropogenic climate change, both from a past perspective and through the assessment of climate change scenarios.
In her presentation at EGU 2022, she presented a study from her doctoral dissertation quantifying the sensitivity of groundwater levels and recharge to climate variability in Australia.

Water and Geo Research at KIT are Top

In the current U.S. News University Ranking, KIT ranks first in water research and geosciences in Germany and 48th (water) and 52nd (geo) internationally. This is excellent news also for Karlsruhe Hydrogeology, because hydrogeology is the interface between water and geo research.

Water body type of the year 2022: Groundwater

The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has named groundwater the water body type of the year 2022. Not only ecosystems depend on a sufficient amount of clean groundwater, but also 70% of the drinking water obtained in Germany comes from groundwater and spring water. At the AGW, several research projects have been dealing with the quality and availability of this valuable resource for years, among others in the blue cave system.

2021 is the International Year of Caves & Karst (IYCK)

KIT Hydrogeology has been active in hydrogeological karst research for decades and participates, among other things, through lectures at the IYCK. A recent film by Uwe Krüger shows the diversity of caves and karst landscapes, their value as ecosystems and water resources, but also their vulnerability and threats. The film also includes several scenes from our research projects (e.g. marking experiment starting at minute 3:38).

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International Year of Caves & Karst
Pilot plant in Vietnam: Water for 10,000 people

Innovative Seo Ho Plant Inaugurated - KIT Develops Sustainable Technologies for Water Supply in Emerging and Developing Countries

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Artificial intelligence as a solution

Andreas Wunsch and Dr. Andreas Abecker from Disy-Informationssysteme gave an interview to the Badische Neueste Nachrichten. Here they both talk about the goals and chances of the research project Nitrate Monitoring 4.0 - Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Reduction of Nitrate in Groundwater.

Article as PDF

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Neural networks for nitrate prediction in groundwater

An article about our project "Nitrate Monitoring 4.0" was published on the platform

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„Nitrat-Monitoring 4.0“- Konsortium bekommt 2,5 Mio. Euro Förderbescheid überreicht

On Thursday, 15 October, the official handover of the decision on the project Nitrate Monitoring 4.0 - Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Reduction of Nitrate in Groundwater took place in Karlsruhe. The decision, worth 2.5 million euros, was presented by the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter. Dr. Tanja Liesch was on site for KIT along with other representatives of politics and the project partners.

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Global Groundwater Sustainability: A call to action

The statement is meant to raise awareness of the global importance of groundwater, encourage future international action-oriented initiatives and build momentum towards the 2022 UN World Water Day. Fellow scientists, practitioners and experts are invited to sign on their own behalf.
"Der tropfende Wasserhahn ist nicht so schlimm"

Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider gave an interview at Zeit Online, where he talks about the importance of groundwater in Germany.

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"Are we facing a shortage of drinking water?"

Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider gave Radio-Bremen a live interview on the subject of water shortage.

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Karst hydrogeology, speleology and the world karst map

Nico Goldscheider in an article about karst hydrogeology, speleology and the world karst map (WOKAM) in the science programme LOGO of NDR (from minute 17'35 to 20'05)

Podcast (mp3)
Mysterious caves - how we discover the world under our feet

On Tuesday evening, 12.03.2019 at 9 pm, the WDR broadcast the Quarks programme about caves. In the program Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider and Dr. Zhao Chen performed. Our topics in the article "Cave Groundwater" are research in the Blauhöhle and the Blautopf, and the World Karstaquifer Map (WOKAM).

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New world map shows karst aquifers

At KIT, the "World Karst Aquifer Map" has been developed in an international project. The uniform map is to improve the protection and management of karst aquifers.

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20 years of marking experiments in Stuttgart mineral water

Nico Goldscheider and Nadine Göppert report on their research work in Germany's largest mineral water system

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Campus report on 06.02.2018

The world drinks from this source - International network of hydrologists produces the first world map of water veins in karst areas

Campus radio interview with Prof. Dr. Goldscheider

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Young talents - science and music

As part of the event series Young Talents - Science and Music, Dominik Richter presented the research projects KaWaTech and KaWaTech Solutions for the development of a sustainable drinking water supply in the UNESCO Global Geopark Dong Van, North Vietnam on 16.01.2020.

Unchecked into the anhydrite

New findings on the Staufen damage case (with an assessment by Prof. N. Goldscheider)

Kontext: Wochenzeitung
 Bettina Waibel
Arcadis Price

Anna Ender receives the Arcadis Prize for Geo- and Environmental Research

Photo: Bettina Waibel (IWG, KIT) 2018