Research Projects Hydrology

The research of the hydrology group focuses on 

  • hydrologic process research for improved understanding of water flow paths, storage and release at the headwater catchment scale.
  • the development of new methods to model hydrological processes accounting for our latest insights into how nature works and enabling better predictions of how hydrological systems will behave in the future.
  • integration of new data types into hydrological models, e.g. satellite data or other remote sensing data or water tracer data.

The developed methods are applied and tested in various climates, including high Alpine environments and in various water management contexts (e.g. flood protection, hydropower). Fields of application include water resources quantification at the catchment scale, flood forecasting, hydropower production or water temperature prediction.