Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Helmig: Ground water and the competition for utilizing the subsurface
The subsurface or underground is used in a variety of different ways, even though the various uses often serve entirely different purposes. The ground water system is the most important source of drinking water with the best water quality – and not only for Baden-Württemberg; but, the subsurface also serves as a storage medium or even temporary or final disposal area for waste, contaminated or natural materials. Recently, such practices also include storing gases such as carbon dioxide to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Helmig teaches and researches at the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems at the University of Stuttgart.
This lecture is part of the series “Water – Habitat, Haven, Resource”. The lecture series brings together aspects of how we handle water and its importance with scientific research from the various fields.
This event is organized by the International Center for Culture and Technology Research (IZKT) at the University of Stuttgart and the City Library Stuttgart. In cooperation with the Lindenmuseum Stuttgart, der Wilhelma Zoological-Botanical Garden Stuttgart, the SES-Stadtentwässerung Stuttgart, the Verbraucherzentrale Baden-Württemberg e.V., the state initiative “Unser Neckar” and the BMBF research project WECHSEL at the University of Stuttgart.
Event language: german
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