Prof. Dr. Jochen Hack


  • Leader of the Junior Research Group SEE-URBAN-WATER
  • Organization and execution of teaching of the Research Group
  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master thesis
  • Coordination of cooperation with the Universidad Technológica La Salle in León, Nicaragua


  • Urbanization and Water Resources
  • Green infrastructure and Nature-based Solutions
  • Urban Ecology and Urban Streams
  • Hydrologcial Ecosystem Service Valuation and Development of Compensation Schemes
  • Ecosystem Services and Poverty Reduction
  • Integrated Water Resources Management and Development in Latin America
  • Energy and Resource Efficiency in Water Management

Contributions to working groups and scientific journals:

  • Speaker of the working group "Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Scarcity"of the German Hydrological Association
  • Member of the PIANC ENVICOM Working Group 195 “An Introduction to applying Ecosystem Services for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure Projects”
  • Reviewing and Editorial work for inter-/national scientific journals: Advances in Geosciences, Environmental Earth Sciences, Environmental Modeling & Assessment, Environmental Research and Public Health, International Journal of Geo-Information, PLOS ONE, Remote Sensing, Science of the Total Environment, Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Sustainability, Water

Past Research projects:

  • Public Private Partnership – Project of Payments for hydrological Ecosystem Services to promote sustainable natural resource management in the Gil González catchment, Nicaragua Project partner: GTZ, DED, Municipality of Belén, Sugar Company CASUR
  • Eco-Efficiency in the Brazilian Water Sector – Energy Efficiency in Water Supply of Rio de Janeiro Project Partner: Universidade Federal Rio de Janeiro

Doctoral thesis:

Payments for Hydrological Ecosystem Services in Integrated Water Resources Management

Teaching projects:

  • DAAD-short term lectures at Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Guayaquil, Ecuador, - "Infraestructuras verdes para la resiliencia urbana", 2019 - 2021
  • DAAD-short term lectures at Univerisidad Tecnológica La Salle in León, Nicaragua, – “Gestión Integrada de Recursos Hidricos” and “Tecnología Ambiental”, 2015 – 2017
  • Guest lectures as part of the ERASMUS+-lecturer mobility action at Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italien, – “Integrated Water Resources Management and Ecosystem Services”. 2014
  • Organisation and execution of the spanish seminar „Agua como factor de desarollo“ for lateinamerican students in Hesse in cooperation with the World University Service (2011)
  • Organisation and execution of the interdisciplinary lecture series „Macht der Infrastrukturen“ in cooperation with the Institute of History of TU Darmstadt (2010-2011)
  • Seminar “Shaping globalization sustainably!?” – Interdisciplinary student project as part of the interdisciplinary lecture programme “Technology and international development” (2010)
  • Coordination of the interdisciplinary study programme “Technology and international Development”, Jan. 2009 – April 2011
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