Watermanagement and Hydrology



Heribert Nacken


+49 241 80 25273



The students should receive a profound knowledge base on the process flows of the hydrological cycle and develop the connections of the qualitative and quantitative water management on the basis of examples of use. In doing so, the students should learn how to independently solve concrete tasks in the field of water management and to continuously review their acquired knowledge as part of self-assessment.

The following topics will be dealt with:

  • Structure and functioning of the water balance
  • Basics of the subcompartments precipitation, evaporation, runoff and storage
  • Basics of quantitative and qualitative water management
  • Basics of the derivation of design values in water management (hydrological statistics)
  • Application examples from the water industry (designation of retention areas, flood potential analysis, erosion modeling, storage economy, IT tasks in hydrology)
Degree Programme M.Sc. Applied Geography
Semester Winter semester
Language of Instruction German
Module Applied Climatology and Hydrology
  • Climate of the Boundary Layer
  • Water Management and Hydrology
  • Urban Climatology and Topoclimatology
  • Data Processing and Modeling in Climatology and Hydrology – Dendroclimatology
Requirements None
Credit Points 0 (module 9)
Credit Hours 2
Examination Written exam