Dorothee Kurz receives the Award for the best poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media. Congratulations!
Bacterial biofilms are found in many porous materials. Dorothee Kurz's paper is now published in Proceedings of the National Academic of Sciences. In collaboration with colleagues from Princeton University, we show that the competition between hydrodynamics and microbial growth governs the opening and closing of preferential flow paths.
The project IRRIWAM, led by Dr. Sandra Pool (SEP Group), showed that irrigation technology is crucial. It contributes more than climate change to how much water evaporates and groundwater accumulates.This project has been funded through the World Food System Center (Competitive Center of ETH Zurich) with the economical support from Coop. See video
SEP Group is participating in the exhibition “Science on Your Plate” at the Mühlerama Museum for Food Culture in Zurich, with the project “Understanding the effects of irrigation modernization in water resources management – citrus production in the Jucar river basin, Spain”. Come and visit us on June 1st (from 18:00 until 21:00) at the event “Meet the Scientist”.
Welcome to our guest Xueyi Zhang from Hohai University! He will stay 1.5 years. We wish him a good time!
Sandra Pool's paper on the impact of irrigation modernization on groundwater recharge and nitrogen leaching under variable climatic conditions, in collaboration with colleagues from the Technical University of Valencia, is now published in Science of the Total Environment.
Ishaan Markale's paper on the control of liquid-liquid mixing on liquid-solid reactions such as adsorption in porous media, published in Transport in Porous Media.
Andres Velasquez's paper, with collaborators at the University of Rennes, on the control of phases saturation on fluid flow velocities in porous media, published in Geophysical Research Letter.
A review on how pore-scale processes control biomineralization and suggestions on how to tame it published in Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology. This has been a collaboration with Jen Nguyen (University of British Columbia) and Dani Or (Desert Research Institute).
It is a great honor to be part of the competence center World Food System Center. Looking forward to contributing to sustainability and food security from a water resources angle!