As part of a research cooperation between the Justus Liebig University, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and the Lancaster University, this project investigates different aspects of hydrochemical processes in and around the Mau Forest Complex – a unique ecosystem in Kenya. Despite the crowdsourced approach we are using high-resolution measurements of water quality and quantity parameters. Right now, several PhD students are working on this project. Local fieldwork goes hand in hand with a sophisticated data management and several modelling approaches (EMMA, Mean-Transit-Time analysis, Rainfall-Runoff-Modelling, Wavelet-Analysis).
Publications and Conferences
- Weeser, B., Jacobs, S., Breuer, L., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Rufino, M. C.: TransWatL – Crowdsourced water level transmission via short message service within the Sondu River Catchment, Kenya, EGU General Assembly Conference, Vienna, 2016. Poster.
- Jacobs, S., Weeser, B., Breuer, L., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Rufino, M. C.: Identifying the impacts of land use on water and nutrient cycling in the South-West Mau, Kenya, _EGU General Assembly Conference,_Vienna, 2016. Poster.
- K., Rufino, M. C.: Assessing the Influence of Land Use and Catchment Characteristics on Stream Water Chemistry in the South-West Mau, Kenya, Using Spatial Sampling and High Resolution Insitu Monitoring, AGU Chapman Conference, Cuenca, 2016. Poster.
- Weeser, B., Jacobs, S., Breuer, L., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Rufino, M. C.: Identifying Hydrological Fluxes and Processes within the Sondu Basin, Kenya Using Automatic Measuring Stations and Crowdsourced Data, AGU Chapman Conference, Cuenca, 2016. Poster.