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Resources Management and Environmental System Science

Prof. Dr. Jackson Roehrig

The chair “Resources Management and Environmental System Science” was created in 2001. Its activities are strongly related to water resources management. Therefore, in 2009 we created the working group Water Resources System Analysis – WARSA.

Working Group
WARSA – Water Resources System Analysis

The mission of the working group Water Resources System Analysis (WARSA) is to provide science-based research and education in the field of water resources and their interactions with other natural resources and human systems. Our main goal is to investigate relevant temporal and spatial dynamics of water related processes as well as to develop methods and tools for assessment, design, planning, operation, and monitoring in integrated water resource management.

We participate in interdisciplinary research projects in different ways, such as research programmes at governmental and university levels which support the cooperation between small and middle enterprises (SME) and our research group.

We have increased in the last years our local cooperation with e.g., river basin agencies and governmental environmental agencies in our State North Rhine-Westphalia. This represents a good opportunity not only to develop research from local to European context but also to involve our master and PhD-students (both from Germany and abroad) in local water management issues.

WARSA is a member of the competence platform “Sustainable Technologies and Computational Services for Environmental and Production Processes” STEPS from the State Nord Rhine-Westaphalia, which aims at developing computer based methods for environmental management.

International cooperation is of great value for WARSA. While most cooperation is project-related, a long term partnership in research and teaching was established with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wendland from the Laboratory of Computational Hydraulics of the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, and with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dinis Juizo from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique.

Current projects:

  • Community-based Flood Early Warning System in the Mozambican Part of the Limpopo Basin, Mozambique
  • Hydrometry and Telemetry Network for the Búzi River Basin, Mozambique
  • Hydrometry and Telemetry Networks as well as Lake Bathymetry for the Nette Watershed Association, Germany

Recently concluded projects:

  • Vulnerability Analysis and Adaptation to Climate Changes in Beira, Mozambique
  • Climate Change, Landscape dynamics, Land use and Natural Resources in the Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro
  • Adaptive Methods for Morphological Assessment and Prioritization of River Development Measures (Germany)
  • Executive Project for the installation of a hydrometric network for the Maputo River Basin, Mozambique
  • Sediment Transport in the Morsbach Watershed (Wupperverband – Wupper River Association), Germany
  • Analysis of Rain Water Treatment Potential in Separate Sewer Systems, Germany
  • Biodiversity in Integrated Land-use Management for Economic and Natural System Stability in the Mata Atlântica of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (BLUMEN)

WARSA Members:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jackson Roehrig (coordinator)
  • Dipl. Ing. Paula Lorza Villegas (MSc)
  • B.A. Joschka Thurner
  • Dipl. Ing. Rosielle Pegado (MSc, PhD candidate)
  • Dipl. Geogr. José Rafael Eduardo Raisse (MSc, PhD candidate)

Former Members:

  • Prof. Dr. Cristiano das Neves Almeida
  • Prof. Dr. Alessandro Firmiano de Jesus
  • Prof. Dr. Mariano da Franca Alencar Neto
  • Dr. Melissa Cristina Pereira Graciosa
  • Dr. Mulugeta Dadi Belete
  • M.Sc. Georg Meier (MSc./PhD candidate)
  • Dipl. Geogr. Annika Künne (MSc./PhD candidate)
  • Dipl. Ing. Daniela Kaempfe (MSc.)

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