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
Hydrogeology
Bernoullistr. 32
CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
phone +41 61 207 0478

Info - News - Events

15/8/22
job
swisstopo sucht Hochschulpraktikant/in Landesgeologie (Georessourcen) 80%-100%  in Wabern.

08/2022
team

We say our farewells to Dr. Martin Binder, who has conducted research on the model- and tracer-based detection of leaky sewers in complex urban environment. Dr. Martin Binder stayed with us for half a year as part of his DAAD funded postdoc fellowship.

07/2022
team

We are excited to welcome our new PhD student Friederike Currle to our team. Friederike Currle will focus on the development of coupled solute and microbial transport algorithms in integrated surface-subsurface hydrological models (ISSHM) and on the application of data assimilation approaches for continuous tracer data.

06/2022
team

We published a new paper on buried paleo-channel detection with tracers, integrated modelling and a novel inverse method in Geophysical Research Letters: Schilling, O. S., Partington, D. J., Doherty, J., Kipfer, R., Hunkeler, D., & Brunner, P. (2022). Buried paleo-channel detection with a groundwater model, tracer-based observations, and spatially varying, preferred anisotropy pilot point calibration. Geophys. Res. Lett. 49(14), e2022GL098944. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GL098944

06/2022
publication

See our recommendations for a systematic quantification of the uncertainty of groundwater models in Aqua&Gas: Moeck, C., Schilling, O. S., Künze, R., Brunner, P., & Schirmer, M. (2022). Grundwassermodellierung - Warum auch Modellunsicherheiten quantifiziert werden sollten. Aqua & Gas 7+8. https://www.aquaetgas.ch/wasser/trinkwasser-grundwasser/20220628_ag7_warum-modellunsicherheiten-quantifiziert-werden-sollten/

05/2022
team
We are excited to welcome Dr. Yama Tomonaga. Dr. Tomonaga will be responsible for our field equipment & installations.

04/2022
team

We are excited to welcome Dr. Yama Tomonaga & Dr. Carl Love Råman Vinnå to our team. Dr. Råman Vinnå conducts research in the “Future River temperatures in Switzerland under climate change” project, for which he obtained funding for from the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

04/2022
publication

Read about the diverse research and applications that the Applied and Environmental Geology group is working on in the Regio Basiliensis special about the Geosciences at University of Basel. Affolter, A., Dresmann, H., Epting, & J. (2022) Undercover Investigations Forschung für eine nachhaltige Planung urbaner Infrastruktur im Raum Basel. Regio Basiliensis 63/1 2022 S. 75-86 www.gegbasel.ch=