The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by fusion of the research center Karlsruhe and the University Karlsruhe in 2009. As a research university in the Helmholtz Association, the KIT combines research, education and innovation as tasks of a university of the state Baden-Württemberg and a research institution in the Helmholtz Association.
The Institute for Water and River Basin Management (IWG) under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz Nestmann is one of the main institutions of the Department for Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences at KIT. With its divisions Urban Water Management, Water Management and Cultural Technology, Hydrology as well as the Theodor-Rehbock laboratory for hydraulic-engineering, the IWG presents multiple competences for the investigation of water management issues or related questions. Be-side its tasks in research and education, the institute advises governmental and private institutions on the design, construction and operation of hydraulic-engineering infra-structure. Alongside the hydraulic-engineering experiments mentioned above these services also include hydrologic, hydraulic and hydro-morphologic simulations as well as field surveys and expert reports. Concerning the coordination and implementation of large-scale joint projects the IWG has recourse to extensive experience from interdisciplinary BMBF projects at the Elbe and Volga as well as in Indonesia and Vietnam.
The IWG offers various methods in the field of numeric modelling. They differentiate in their dimensionality (1D, 2D and 3D) as well as in their respective field of application (e.g. large-scale flood analysis, simulation of hydraulic-engineering constructions or detection of morphodynamic processes).