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Dr. Fuchs
PD Dr.-Ing. Stephan Fuchs
Head of department IWG-ISWW

Gotthard-Franz-Str.3, Bldg. 50.31
76131 Karlsruhe
Phone: +49 721 608-46199
Fax: +49 721 608-44729
Email: stephan fuchsFuh3∂kit edu


Multidisciplinary data acquisition as the key for a globally applicable water resource management (MuDak-WRM)

The core aim of MuDaK-WRM is to develop a model for the prediction of medium to long term changes in water qulity in reservoirs which is as simple as possible and generally available. The key aspect is to reduce the complexity of the underlying scientific approaches and the data required for the future model to enable the application of the model with reasonable effort and in a meaningful way in developing countries.

This interdisciplinary research group on the German side is a consortium of four research and five industry partners. All the necessary competences for successful processing of the project are represented in this consortium. Each work package is handled by one or two German partners. On the Brazilian side, three research and four industry or public partners are involved in the project, so that the areas of competence are mirrored.

Why should a research project be made?

  • Not all of the relevant processes are well known
  • The powerful models are often very complex and data demanding
  • Suitable data to describe both the emission and immission are scarce
  • The existing models can often not easily adapted to specific questions and data availability

The four main goals:

  • Identification of all relevant parameters influencing the long-term behaviour of the reservoir
  • Development of a minimum monitoring concept
  • Reduction of complexity and data demand of given model approaches
  • Development of a globally applicable tool for surface water resources

Key activities:

  • Reduction of the complexity of model approaches and the associated data requirements
  • Determination of central parameters for the description of catchment area and water characteristics from world-wide available data records
  • Development of methods for a highly efficient on-site minimum monitoring adapted to the task
  • Development of adapted strategies for the implementation of the models and measures together with the future users
  • Development of appropriate multiplication strategies


Midterm Meeting of MuDak-WRM in Curitiba, January 2019
The Midterm meeting of the MuDak-WRM project t took place from 29th of January 2019 until the 31st within the research facilities of SANEAPR at Tarumá area in Curitiba.
MuDak-WRM receives a fully equipped research ship
Joining forces for an extra campaign
To better understand the processes in the reservoir and in the catchment of the Passauna
River during the Brazilian winter, we conducted an additional measurement campaign in
August 2018.

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Start of continuous measurements and joined campaign 2018

The second measurement campaign within the MuDak-WRM project took place from 16th of February 2018 until 7th of March 2018 in Passauna Reservoir.

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