Forschung / Research

Our group has two different research foci:

Global water modelling

Modelling of water resources and water use at the global scale helps to understand the current situation of the world’s freshwater and to develop interesting scenarios of the future, thus supporting a sustainable management of the water resources in a globalized world. We are continuously improving and applying our global hydrology and water use model WaterGAP in a number of research projects.

Current projects

Past projects

As part of these activities several global data sets have been developed by members of the working group. For details please read also the data sets section of our home page.

Participatory methods and transdisciplinary research in natural resources management

To identify sustainable and realizable strategies for natural resources management, a large number of actors must cooperate in a participatory process. We investigate the design of participatory processes, in particular three methods (actor modeling, actor-based modeling and Bayesian Networks) that have the potential to enhance social learning and knowledge integration.

Current projects

Past projects