Urban water management

The Integrated urban Water Research Group aims to be at the international forefront in developing innovative solutions to urban water problems with special emphasis on drainage issues. Urban Water Research incorporates projects focussing on the interaction between various elements of the urban water cycle, in-sewer processes, surface water runoff quality management, modelling of integrated systems (sewer, treatment plant & receiving water) as well as sustainability of urban water systems.

Additionally, the group covers issues such as the occurrence and utilisation of groundwater and surface water in alpine regions, technical water resources management, processes determining groundwater quality, management of the thermal potential of aquifers and also operation and management of alpine water supply systems. The activities of the group are closely connected with the regional effort to establish Tyrol as a key figure with respect to alpine water management. The task of IUT´s research group is to provide the necessary scientific background.


Selected Research Projects

Water supply networks and water resources

   Optimal water distribution system analysis based on stochastic data reconstruction and network strucutre uncertainties

   Smart Water Control

   Urban Water Footprint: a new approach for water management in urban areas

   Small Hydropower System in Water Distribution Networks

   Alpine Wasserversorgungs- und Vorsorgelogistik

   Vertiefende Untersuchungen zur Thematik Beschneiung von Wintersportanlagen

   GIS basierte Ermittlung und Darstellung regionaler thermischer Grundwassernutzung in alpinen Aquiferen

   Geothermische Nutzungen und geothermisches Nutzungspotential von Regionen (GEOPOT)

   Achilles

Urban drainage and wastewater treatment

   CONQUAD Consequences of adaptation: Assessing multi-benefits and challenges in the transfer to more resilient and sustainable urban water systems

   FlexAdapt. Entwicklung flexibler Adaptierungskonzepte für die Siedlungsentwässerung der Zukunft

   SPHAUL - Integrated modelling of anaerobic digestion with SPH

   Green/Blue Infrastructure for Sustainable, Attractive Cities

   Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Urban Water Management

   Auf effizientem Wege von den Daten zum Modell: Sanierungs- und Anpassungsplanung von kleinen
und mittleren Kanalnetzen (DatMod)

   Long-term performance of hydraulic and purification characteristics of infiltration swales during summer and winter operation

   Dynamic Adaptation of Urban Water Infrastructure for Sustainable City Development in an Alpine Environment (DynAlp)

   Integrierte Rehabilitierungsplanung von städtischen Infrastruktursystemen (REHAB)

   Dynamic Virtual Infrastructure Benchmarking (DynaVIBe)

   Dynamic Adaptation for eNabling City Evolution for Water (DAnCE 4 Water)

   INTENSYS Integriert geplante hocheffiziente Energie- und Gesellschaftssysteme für nachhaltige Lebensformen der Zukunft

   SOFTSEN Entwicklung eines softwarebasierten Sensors zur kontinuierlichen Erfassung von MW-Entlastungen

   Entwicklung des hybriden modellunabhängigen Kalibrierungswerkzeuges CALIMERO

   Virtual Infrastructure Benchmarking (VIBe)

   Softwaretool for Integrated Modelling of Urban Environments and their Infrastructure (DynaMind)

   Simulation and Analysis of Integrated Waste Water System in Alpine Environment

   Einsatz von Wetterradardaten in der Urbanhydrologie

   Moderne Verfahren der Kanalnetzberechnung, -bewirschaftung und -optimierung

   Innovative Messtechnik in der Wasserwirtschaft

   Konzepterstellung für die Bewirtschaftung und Sanierung der Kanalisation Linz

   PREPARED enabling change

   CD4WC Kosteneffiziente Siedlungsentwässerung unter Berücksichtigung der EU Wasserrahmenrichtlinie