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Black Forest Autumn School: Water Ages in the Hydrological Cycle

From 27 to 31 October 2019, the Black Forest Autumn School on water ages will take place in the Waldhotel Zollernblick in the Black Forest.
Black Forest Autumnschool

The Black Forest Autumn School will teach approaches, methods and models to determine water fractions, water
ages and transit times throughout the hydrological cycle and will foster inter-disciplinary discussions. Lectures and hands-on exercises including a small model intercomparison project will provide a stimulating learning environment.

The rapid development of instrumental methods resulted in new opportunities for water flow paths estimation and water flux quantification. However, it remains a challenge how to make predictions using the different tracer techniques, ranging from natural tracers (e.g., isotopes of water, carbon and nitrogen, water temperature) to noble gas tracers and other natural and anthropogenic substances in the water, and to cover travel times from hours to several decades and centuries throughout hydrological compartments. The Autumn School brings together the multidisciplinary experience and knowledge of several researchers of measuring and simulating water ages and transit times with special focus on the interlinkages between the atmosphere, vegetation, soils, ground- and surface waters.

Course lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Markus Weiler (University of Freiburg, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Christine Stumpp (BOKU Vienna, Austria)

Prof. Dr. James Kirchner (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Dr. Matthias Sprenger (North Carolina State University, USA)

Dr. Markus Hrachowitz (TU Delft, Netherlands)

Dr. Paolo Benettin (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)

The event will be organized by the KIT Coordination Office of the Water Research Network Baden-Württemberg with scientific support from Prof. Markus Weiler (Chair of Hydrology, University of Freiburg).

Free participation is granted to young scientists from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Young scientists are PhD students or have received their PhD within the past three years. For all other participants, the course fee is 290 € including accomodation in double rooms, all meals and course materials. All participants are responsible for their own transport, health insurance and other personal expenses.

If you are interested in attending the event, please send a motivation letter (1 page) and a short CV for the acceptance process by email to info∂wassernetzwerk-bw.de by 15 July 2019 at the latest.
For questions regarding the event, please refer to Ulrike Scherer (see contact below).





Coordination Office Water Research Network Baden-Württemberg

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Email: info∂wassernetzwerk-bw.de

Phone: +49 721 608-48230