MARSoluT – Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network

A four-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Commission, focusing on specific technical challenges in the operation of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) sites. The MARSoluT consortium consists of 19 research institutions, large water industry, SMEs, and governmental agencies.


Cr pollution in Dhaka groundwater, Bangladesh

Major drinking water source of Dhaka city is endangered by the Cr pollution from approximately 150 tanneries in Hazaribagh area, in the western side of the capital. Groundwater, surface water and pore water samples, as well as borehole soil samples, were collected


Hydrogeological study of Taihu Lake, China

Taihu Lake surrounding is one of the most developed regions in China. Thus the serious contaminant input is causing the problems in the lake ecosystem. The aim of the current project is to demonstrate and adopt German water technologies and management concepts in the area.


Kirkuk Groundwater, Iraq

Crude oil and oil brine seeps in Kirkuk, NE Iraq

Naturally occurring hydrocarbons in the soil are affecting the environment and the health of the people, who live in Kirkuk region in northeast Iraq. A current project examines the effect of natural hydrocarbon seeps and oil brine seeps on surface water, groundwater and as well as physical and



Aquifer recharge for desalinated water in Israel

MAR-DSW investigates the storage of ‘excess desalinated water’ in aquifers as a sustainable solution. The formation and fate of toxic disinfection byproducts (DBPs), during this process, are studied using CSIA method.

During the last decade, desalinated water is produced in Israel in increasing volumes.



Wastewater for MAR, the column experiments

Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is an emerging technology for recharging depleted aquifers using alternative water sources. One of our tasks within the MARSOL project was to perform column experiments simulating MAR to



Sorption of micropollutants to hyporheic biomass

A training network for enhancing the understanding of complex physical, chemical and biological process interactions in the hyporheic zone was formed in frames of Marie-Skłodowska-Curie program. In our laboratories, a batch and column experimental



Greening Brownfields with Black Biochar

Biochar effectively sorbs organic contaminants such as trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene. Therefore, it is a potential low-cost option for soil and water remediation. Depending on the target compound, biochar properties could be tailored through the selection of different feedstock



Hydrogeological studies of Lake Urmia area

Lake Urmia, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Ramsar site, faces the serious water level decrease since 1995. We are investigating the impact of changes in major water component on the Lake Urmia water level, in particular, the amount evaporation from groundwater in the dried areas


Cox´s Bazar

Seawater intrusion in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

The Cox’s Bazar region at the southeastern coast of Bangladesh has been gradually changed from a rural settlement into a densely populated urban area, caused by the rapid growth of tourism. The development of the coastal zone is, to a large extent unplanned, threatening the groundwater resources in the coastal aquifers.


water resources

Water resources studies on the Arabian Peninsula

Groundwater dynamics modelling as well as hydrochemical and isotope studies are used to to gain a better understanding of the available water resources, in terms of quantity and water quality, at Arabian Peninsula.



FREEWAT – FREE and open source software tools for WATer resource management

FREEWAT was a HORIZON 2020 project financed by the EU Commission under the call WATER INNOVATION: BOOSTING ITS VALUE FOR EUROPE. The main result of FREEWAT is an open source and public domain GIS integrated modelling environment (the FREEWAT platform)