Section 5.4: Hydrology

Projects by Research Units (RUs)

CAOS - catchments as organised systems

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Regional Research Network “Water in Central Asia”

The research network “Water in Central Asia” is primarily focused on improving the scientific and technical basis of the transboundary water resources management through conducting the state-of-the-art research works, fostering collaboration and experience exchange among the Central Asian and foreign partners.

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Changes in Glacier and Snow-melt runoff components in Central Asia and societal Vulnerability

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Human activities and climate change are rapidly changing the Earth’s surface.

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GFZ Section 5.4 is involved in MOSES with the modules "Monitoring of water storage changes" and "Water and sediment monitorin" in the event chains "Hydrological extremes" and "Heat waves".

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Regulators and industries are challenged by the difficulty to analyze and predict the impact of nonlinear environmental processes on short-term and long-term responses of ecosystems to environmental change.

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Real Time Prediction of Pluvial Floods and Induced Water Contamination in Urban Areas

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Improvement of forecasting and management of hydrological extremes

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The aim of this project is to develop a modelling system to produce a coherent regional flood risk assessment covering the whole of Germany.

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The overall goal of SPATE is a better understanding of relevant processes and causes leading to the occurrence of extreme floods.

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DFG Research Training Group NatRiskChange - Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World

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The overall objective of the Catch-Mekong project is to provide innovative research and technologies for a sustainable and transboundary management of the natural water and land resources in the Mekong Delta.

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RIESGOS - Multi-risk analysis and information system components for the Andes region

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The H2020|Insurance project therefore aims to advance the use of the standardized risk calculation software

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Joint research initiative between GFZ, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany and AXA Global P&C.

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The Future Danube model is a multi-hazard and risk model suite for the Danube region that is currently developed comprising of modules for

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Contact

The relevant contact person can be found on the project pages.