Randolf Rausch

Prof. Dr. Randolf Rausch

Hon.-Prof. Hydrogeologie

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Randolf Rausch studied Geology and Hydrogeology at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Tübingen (Germany), where he received his PhD in 1982. After working for a consulting company he joined the Geological Survey of Baden-Württemberg, Germany where he was involved in many consulting and research projects. From 2003 to 2004 he headed the project “Groundwater Resources Management” at the Ministry of Water & Irrigation in Jordan, commissioned by the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). From 2004 to 2014 he was Technical Director for the project “Water Resources Studies“ in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, carried out by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH for the Ministry of Water & Electricity. The project’s main focus was the investigation of the groundwater resources on the Arabian Platform. Since 2008 Randolf is a Professor at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. He has developed many computer programs related to groundwater flow and solute transport modeling, and has authored 5 books on the subject. His current field of research is the hydrogeology of arid environments. In 1990 Randolf Rausch was awarded the “German University Software-Prize” from the Federal Minister of Research for the best simulation program in the field of engineering science. He received the “Abraham-Gottlob Werner Medal” in 2009 from the German Society of Geosciences for his achievements in groundwater sciences and was awarded the “Medal of Economics” in 2013 from the state of Baden-Württemberg for outstanding achievements in the field of economy.

Recent Projects

Khuff Jilh Minjur Study, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Rub' Al Khali Study, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Wasia-Biyadh Study, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Las aguas artesanias de dilmún. – Investigación y Ciencia, No. 419, Agosto 2011

Les sources taries de l'île de Bahreïn. – Pour la Science, No 395, Septembre 2010

GTZ news: Intelligent solutions for scarce resources (29. 07. 2010)

Spektrum der Wissenschaften: GEOARCHÄOLOGIE – Die artesischen Quellen von Dilmun

Saudi Arabien – Lichtzauber im Wüstensand. SPIEGEL ONLINE vom 25.01.2011

Wüstentour in Saudi Arabien – Die Schatten des Windes. SPIEGEL ONLINE vom 31.01.2011

Neuerscheinung: Hydrogeology in Arid Environments

A Boost for Science. – akzente 04, 2012


Development and Application of Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Models

Entwicklung eines Karst-Aquifersystems am Beispiel des Muschelkalks im nördlichen Baden-Württemberg

4th German-Arab Business Forum


FH-DGG Arbeitskreis „Hydrogeologie arider Gebiete“

FH-DGG Arbeitskreis „Hydrogeologische Modelle“

Hydrogeologische Karte und regionales Grundwassermodell „Heilbronner Mulde“

Tagung „Hydrogeology of Arid Environments“, 14. – 17. März 2012 am BGR in Hannover

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