University of Duisburg-Essen
The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) has a focus on water-related topics, to which about 15 departments contribute. Two of these will contribute to DESSIN: The Department of Aquatic Ecology and the Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management. Both departments are experienced in the application of ecosystem services concepts and the development of ecosystem service based approaches.
The tasks of UDE within DESSIN are the contribution to the development of the overall ecosystem service valuation, the modelling ecosystem services in the Emscher catchment, scientific supervision for the small scale model of the cross-current lamella settlers to determine basic sedimentation performance and for the preparation of the full scale demonstrations. Additionally, numerical simulations of the hydraulic conditions of the combined sewer overflow (CSO) tank will be conducted to ensure smooth parallel through flow and last but not least the scientific analysis and maintenance of the full scale demonstration sites.