Project Partners

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Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, is an expert agency under the Ministry of the Environment and Energy. Through unique expertise in meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climatology, SMHI contributes towards greater public welfare, increased safety and a sustainable society.

Lead PI: Alena Bartosova

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The main emphasis of the University of Stuttgart is on engineering and natural sciences, whereas the Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management covers the areas hydraulic structures, hydromorphology and aquatic ecology. For DIRT-X especially the expertise in morphology, reservoir sedimentation and management are important.

PI: Silke Wieprecht

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Institute of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at the Leibniz University Hannover (Sub-project “Hydrology and Glaciology“).

PI: Kristian Förster

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The Institut for Civil and Environmental engineering (IBM – Institutt Bygg og Miljøteknikk) is the partner conducting DIRT-X. The IBM covers areas within hydropower engineering, hydrology and hydraulics.

The research profile of the group includes both basic research particularly in the field of computational fluid dynamics, and applied research and development. In many areas the applied part is of great importance and a close relationship between the research group and consultants and authorities using the results for practical applications exists.

PI: Nils Rüther

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Having the unique combination of top-notch fundamental natural science research, modelling, and scholarship in innovation, transition, governance and finance, Utrecht University, as a broad research university, is at the forefront of innovation in sustainability research. The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development is the scientific institute for sustainability research and teaching of Utrecht University. We contribute to the transition to a sustainable society through scientific excellence in a multi-disciplinary environment.
PI: Machteld Van den Broek

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The Unit for Hydraulic Engineering (IWI) is part of the biggest Education and Research Institution in western Austria that is the University Innsbruck. It belongs to the Institute for Infrastructure, Faculty of Engineering Sciences. Research activities cover the fields of alpine infrastructure engineering and computational engineering. Within Dirt X experiences in the field of hydromorphology and sediment management as well as hydrological modelling are of special importance.

PI: Stefan Achleitner