Institute for Water and River Basin Management           -          Aquatic Environmental Engineering

Applied Ecology and Water Quality

  • type: Vorlesung (V)
  • chair: IWG-SWW
  • semester: SS
  • place:

    lecture "offline" in Ilias

    seminar thesis as homework no presentation

  • time:

    We 15:45-18:00

  • start: 29.04.2020
  • lecturer:

    Stephan Fuchs

    Stephan Hilgert

  • sws: 3V
  • ects: 3
  • lv-no.: 6223813
  • information:

    Number of participants is limited. Registration via ILIAS


As part of the module, water ecology principles, their practical significance and implementation of restoring measures are presented. The following topics are covered:
- Pollutants loads discharged into water bodies: discharge points, pollutants, sediment problems
- Sampling methods
- Oxygen content
- Methods for the assessment of water quality and water general status
- Practical exercises to measure water quality and condition in the field

Students get acquainted with practical examples of water protection and water remediation measures and they interpret and discuss them as part of an individual assignment. For this purpose, they implement their own framework, based on visible requirements and achievable targets.


The number of participants in the course is restricted to 20. Registration is required via ILIAS. Priority is given to the students of Water Science and Engineering, then Civil Engineering and Geoecology and other study programs. Course places are assigned with respect to higher semester and order of registration. Attendance at the first appointment is compulsory. When absent, the place is given to a person on the waiting list.