Engineering Geology @ KIT Applied Geosciences

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Engineering geology is part of the Applied Geosciences Karlsruhe. It stands for geologically underpinned development in construction and mining, the energy sector, environmental technology as well as transport, supply and disposal infrastructures. Engineering geology is the link between geo and engineering sciences.


Our new website

Welcome to our new website! It was redesigned in the course of the KIT-wide revisions. Thereby, user-friendliness and target group-oriented address are used. In addition, it impresses with a uniform appearance and more design options.

Simple, precise, inexpensive: New method for researching groundwater

Researchers have developed a new method to investigate groundwater resources more cost-effectively, more simply and more comprehensively than before. To the article

Groundwater reservoirs help to save energy

Groundwater storage systems have proven to be more efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives to heating and cooling systems. To the article

Latest publications

Identifying key locations for shallow geothermal use in Vienna.
Tissen, C.; Menberg, K.; Benz, S. A.; Bayer, P.; Steiner, C.; Götzl, G.; Blum, P.
2021. Renewable energy, 167, 1–19. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2020.11.024
Groundwater fauna in an urban area – natural or affected?.
Koch, F.; Menberg, K.; Schweikert, S.; Spengler, C.; Hahn, H. J.; Blum, P.
2021. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 25 (6), 3053–3070. doi:10.5194/hess-25-3053-2021Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Is thermal use of groundwater a pollution?.
Blum, P.; Menberg, K.; Koch, F.; Benz, S. A.; Tissen, C.; Hemmerle, H.; Bayer, P.
2021. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 239, Art.-Nr.: 103791. doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2021.103791