Water Resources – University of Copenhagen

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Water Resources

The research field focuses on the advancement of techniques for monitoring and simulating processes that govern fluxes of water and matter across hydrological domains; land surface, vadose zone, groundwater, and water bodies such as streams, lakes, and oceans.

Groundwater contributes one third of the water, and more than 90% of the external phosphorus loading, to the eutrophic 70 ha lake Nørresø on Fyn in Denmark.


Future student projects

Previous student projects

Ongoing reseach projects

  • Center for Hydrology (HOBE)
  • Groundwater resources development and sustainable agiculture
    (Danida Fellowship Centre)
  • TReNDS - Transport and Reduction of Nitrate in Danish Landscapes at various Scales (Danish Research Council) 
  • ENIGMA - European training Network for in situ imaGing of dynaMic processes in heterogeneous subsurfAce environments 
  • WaterProtect (Horizon2020) 
  • HighPhos (Geocenter Denmark)
  • GeoConcept (Geocenter Denmark)
  • Interception (Geocenter Denmark)
  • Geological characterization of clayey till using cross-borehole ground penetrating radar (Geocenter Denmark)

Completed research projects


Members of the research group

PhD students

Collaboration and Networks

Major field sites


National Park Thy
Hydrology of groundwater and lakes in National Park Thy.

Water and nutrient balance of a groundwater-fed lake in a forested till catchment.

Hydrology and nutrient cycling in a temperate raised bog.

Vestskoven Closing the forest water cycle budget using cosmic-ray neutron probe.


Bachelor courses

Master's courses

International Master in Water Resources

The groups objectives are to improve our understanding of small- and large scale hydrological processes enabling us to better establish water balances for catchments and to design a sustainable use of the water resources; now and in a changing climate. It involves disciplines such as hydrology, hydrogeology, hydrogeophysics, geochemistry, and integrated hydrological modeling.