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Groundwater Management and Adaptation to Climate Change

Brindha Karthikeyan, Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften

Global Climate is changing due to both natural and anthropogenic drivers which alters the freshwater ecosystem. These changes affect the water cycle including the surface water flows and groundwater recharge. The research group will address some of these issues related to the management of freshwater resources and its adaptation to climate change in the form of case studies and holistic solutions will be devised to address the challenges.  This course is suitable for advanced Bachelor and Masters students from all disciplines who have an interest on the subject e.g. geosciences, chemistry, social sciences, economics etc. Most of the lectures will be offered in English, however the students can conduct and present the results of their research studies in German. The field visits will be offered in German. Willingness to work with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team is expected. Nature of the research project will be based on the desired subject specialization and pertaining to which program i.e., Bachelor/ Master. By the end of the course, students will gain key research skills by conducting their own research project and will also learn more about scientific communication. The final output will be presented in a poster session to an invited audience.