Welcome to the home of the Hydrogeology Group.

The Hydrogeology Group is led by Prof. Dr. Oliver S. Schilling, who holds the joint professorship in hydrogeology at the Department of Environmental Sciences of University of Basel and the Department Water Resources and Drinking Water of Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.

The Hydrogeology Group consist of the Hydrogeology Research Group (lead: Prof. Dr. Oliver S. Schilling) and the Applied and Environmental Geology working group (lead: PD. Dr. Jannis Epting).

We are also active member of the Swiss Water Earth-Systems PhD School.

University of Basel
Department Environmental Sciences
Bernoullistr. 32
CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
phone +41 61 207 0478

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now hiring: PhD position in Hydrogeology & Agricultural Water Management


See our new open access paper on strategies for heat management in groundwater involving managed aquifer recharge for climate change adaptation, which has been published in the high-impact journal Water Research:

Epting, J., Råman Vinnå, C. L., Affolter, A., Scheidler, S. & Schilling, O. S.: (2023) Climate change adaptation and mitigation measures for alluvial aquifers - Solution approaches based on the thermal exploitation of managed aquifer (MAR) and surface water recharge (MSWR). Water Res.238, 119988, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2023.119988


See our new report about recommendations for a systematic quantification of the uncertainty of groundwater models in Aqua&Gas: Epting., J.,Raman Vinna, C.L., Affolter, A., Scheidler, S., andSchilling, O.S.(2023). Anpassungsstrategien an den Klimawandel - Lösungsansätze zum Wärmemanagement von Grund- und Oberflächenwasserressourcen.Aqua & Gas 06/2023.


It is our great pleasure to welcome Dr. Stéphanie Musyto our team in Basel. Dr. Musy holds a PhD in Climate Sciences from University of Bern and is an expert on radio-noble gas analysis and tracer hydrogeology. She is leading the research in our SNSF-JSPS Strategic Japanese-Swiss Science and Technology Programme (SJSSTP)-funded research project "Resilient water management in tectonically active, intensely used watersheds – Combining online tracer & seismic monitoring with integrated hydrological modelling of climate change & water use" (SNSF project IZLJZ2_214048), which we conduct in close collaboration with Kochi University, Japan.

4/2023 presentation

EGU 2023: Mustafa, S.M.T.,..., Schilling, O.S., et. al.: Making water models more inclusive and interdisciplinary to underpin sustainable development, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-16122, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu23-16122, 2023.

4/2023 presentation

EGU 2023: Tang, Q., Delottier, H., Schilling, O.S., Kurtz, W., and Brunner, P.: A coupled data assimilation framework with an integrated surface and subsurface hydrological model, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-15189, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu23-15189, 2023.

4/2023 presentation

EGU 2023: Imtiaz, A., Panzera, F., Hallo, M., Dresmann, H., Steiner, B., and Fäh, D.: Developing an urban-scale 3D geophysical model for Basel, Switzerland, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-3505, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu23-3505, 2023.

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