Water Lecture Series

The TUM Water Cluster Lecture Series starts in winter term 2015/16 and aims to convey the topic of resilient water systems under dynamic stress to a wide audience.  There will be interactive panel discussions as well as lectures from internationally renowned scientists and engineers. 

The Lecture Series is free of charge, however registration is requested until one week before the respective date by email: water(at)tum.de

The Lecture Series will take place 3 to 4 times each term.

Dates and Topics

Sommer Term 2018

28 June, 4:00 pm

Location: TUM Institute for Advanced Study (Lichtenbergstraße 2 a, 85748 Garching)

"Water 2100: innovating now to create resilience then "

Prof. Dr. Craig Criddle, Stanford University, California, USA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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18 April, 4:00 pm

Location: Campus Garching (Department of Mechanical Engineering Boltzmannstr. 15, Gebäude 5502, 2 OG, Raum 2250)

"Modelling of urban water management strategies in a changing world - why and how? "

Prof. Dr. Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Environmental Engineering

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Winter Term 2017/18

11 January, 4:00 pm

Location: Vorhoelzer Forum

„Towards a sustainable water future: shaping the next decade of global water research in the era of Anthropocene“

Prof. Dr. Anik Bhaduri, Griffith University, Australian Rivers Institute

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Winter Term 2016/17

19 October, 4:00 pm

Location: Oscar von Miller Forum

„From Science to Policy in the Water World - Work at the German Environment Agency“

Dr. Lilian Busse, German Federal Environmental Agency

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22 November, 4:00 pm

Location: Vorhoelzer Forum

„Darcy Lecturer 2016: Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship Between Data, Models, and Decision-Making"

Prof. Dr. Ty Ferre, University of Arizona

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01 February, 4:00 pm

Location: Institute for Adcanced Study

"WASH in Slums:Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Challenges and Solutions in Periurban Informal Settlements"

Dr. Ulrike Pokorski da Cunha, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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Summer Term 2016

27 April, 4:00 pm

Location: Oskar von Miller Forum

„Floods in a Changing World“

Prof. Günter Blöschl, Head of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at the TU Wien, awarded with the Robert E. Horton Medal in 2015


25 May, 4:00 pm

Location: Institute for Advanced Study

„Advanced Wastewater Treatment Systems and Upgrade to High Quality Process Water for Reuse Purposes“

Dipl.-Ing. Heribert Möslang,  Director of Technology at Aquantis, belonging to the Veolia Group.


06 July, 4:00 pm

„An Introduction to TUM Water Cluster ´s strategic research activities "Resilient water systems under dynamic stress"

TUM representatives will highlight current and planned activities

Location: Institute for Advanced Study




Winter Term 2015/16


28 October, 4:00 pm

„Resilient water systems under dynamic stress“

Panel Discussion


Helmut Kroiss, President of the International Water Association, Den Haag, The Netherlands 

Dr. Friedrich Barth,  President and Chief Executive Officer of European Water Partnership (EWP)

Cedric Egger, Corporate Head of Water Resources, Nestle Corporation

Moderated by Prof. Dr. Jörg E. Drewes, TU Munich


10 December, 6:30 pm

„The 4th water revolution“

Prof. David L. Sedlak (University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, USA) 

Location: This lecture will take place at the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich! 




20 January, 4:00 pm

„At the confluence: nutrients, trace chemicals, and sustainability in the urban water sector

Dr. Nancy G. Love (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

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