Section 5.3: Hydrogeology
Head of the section : Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Kühn
Groundwater is the world's most abundant and exploited resource, and in many places, it is the population's only source of drinking water. Research is constantly facing new challenges regarding the exploitation of georesources in deep groundwater systems (e.g. CO2 storage, geothermal energy, unconventional gas reserves or energy storage) and the resulting effects on drinking water as a protected resource in shallow groundwater systems. For this reason, the research performed by the Hydrogeology Section focuses on the dynamic interactions between shallow and deep groundwater systems, and their quantitative description using computer-assisted process simulations.