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The projects at RWTH Aachen University are focussing on surface and subsurface water systems and their interactions. Understanding flow and transport processes between these systems (aquifers, stream-aquifer interactions etc.) is of paramount importance for securing water supply of sufficient volume and quality. Aquifer systems provide much of the water needed in agriculture, industry and households. Ecological corridors around rivers are sensitive to groundwater pollution and changes in groundwater levels. The need for HPSC in simulating surface and subsurface water systems stems from the multi-scale heterogeneity in physical, chemical, and biological parameters, which control the flow of water and transport of chemicals and consequently influence the interactions between groundwater and surface water systems.
The following projects are (co-)lead by RWTH Aachen University:

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Water flow and permeability distribution in a tectonically limited hard-rock aquifer

Institute for Applied Geophysics and Geothermal Energy (GGE)
RWTH Aachen University

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The effect of fine-sediment infiltration on the exchange between groundwater and surface water in the hyporheic zone

Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management
RWTH Aachen University

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