Andreas Matzinger

Andreas Matzinger
Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin · Surface Water

PhD

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January 2002 - December 2005
Eawag: Das Wasserforschungs-Institut des ETH-Bereichs
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Publications (63)
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Lake Ohrid in southeastern Europe is one of the few ancient, long-lived lakes of the world, and contains more than 200 endemic species. On the basis of integrated monitoring of internal and external nutrient fluxes, a progressing eutrophication was detected (,3.5-fold increase in phosphorus (P) concentration in the lake over the past century). The...
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The oxygen-consuming processes in the hypolimnia of freshwater lakes leading to deep-water anoxia are still not well understood, thereby constraining suitable management concepts. This study presents data obtained from 11 eutrophic lakes and suggests a model describing the consumption of dissolved oxygen (O(2)) in the hypolimnia of eutrophic lakes...
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The present study examines the contribution of combined sewer overflows (CSO) to loads and concentrations of trace contaminants in receiving surface water. A simple method to assess the ratio of CSO to wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents was applied to the urban River Spree in Berlin, Germany. The assessment indicated that annual loads are...
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Urban wet-weather discharges from combined sewer overflows (CSO) and stormwater outlets (SWO) are a potential pathway for micropollutants (trace contaminants) to surface waters, posing a threat to the environment and possible water reuse applications. Despite large efforts to monitor micropollutants in the last decade, the gained information is sti...
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In dieser Arbeit werden Anlagen der dezentralen Regenwasserbewirtschaftung auf ihr Abflussverhalten bei Niederschlagsereignissen unterschiedlicher Jährlichkeit und Dauerstufe und möglicher Störfälle untersucht. Ziel ist es modellbasiert die Reaktion von dezentralen Anlagen auf geänderte Eingangsdaten und Parameter zu untersuchen. Damit sollen Hinwe...
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Städte üben einen hohen Nutzungsdruck auf die Ressourcen Fläche, Wasser, Stoffe und Energie aus. Der entwickelte RessourcenPlan verankert die effiziente Nutzung von Ressourcen in kommunale Planungs- und Entscheidungsprozesse zum Neubau oder der Sanierung von Stadtquartieren. Aus wasserwirtschaftlicher Sicht werden praxisrelevante Zielgrößen hergele...
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The main aim of this study was a survey of micropollutants in stormwater runoff of Berlin (Germany) and its dependence on land-use types. In a one-year monitoring program, event mean concentrations were measured for a set of 106 parameters, including 85 organic micropollutants (e.g., flame retardants, phthalates, pesticides/biocides, polycyclic aro...
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Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) can significantly reduce runoff from urban areas. However, their potential to mitigate acute river impacts of combined sewer overflows (CSO) is largely unknown. To close this gap, a novel coupled model approach was deployed that simulates the effect of realistic SUDS strategies, developed for an established...
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Cities worldwide are facing several challenges connected to urbanization and climate change. Several cities have identified the implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS) as an option to mitigate several challenges at once. However, can two different aims be reached with NBS in the same location? This question has not yet been addressed. This p...
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Nitrogen and phosphorus budgets were compiled for the littoral (29 km2) and pelagic (329 km2) of ancient, deep, clear, and hard water Lake Ohrid (Albania and North Macedonia), to assess the importance of the littoral in nutrient retention. P originates mainly from domestic point sources (73%), for N this is karst seepage (50%). Total littoral loads...
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Wie können unsere Kommunen die Möglichkeiten, die Regenwasserbewirtschaftung und neuartige Wasserinfrastrukturen als auch blau-grüne Infrastrukturen bieten, gut in ihre Planungsprozesse integrieren? Wie können die Leistungen der einzelnen Maßnahmen schnell, einfach und gut im Rahmen von Planungsworkshops mit Fachakteuren und Laien kommuniziert und...
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(German) Kurzfassung: In der vorliegenden Studie werden Ergebnisse aus dem Forschungsverbundes netWORKS 4 präsentiert. Für ein Stadtumbauvorhaben in Berlin wurden für konkre-te Standorte planerische Machbarkeitsstudien für die Regen- und Grauwasserbewirt-schaftung entwickelt. Ziel ist die Entwicklung von „integrierten Wasserbewirtschaftungs-konzep...
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Technical municipal water infrastructure, urban green areas and urban water bodies can be brought together in an optimized manner to deliver sustainable management of rainwater and domestic wastewater. Moreover, this approach allows urban areas to be designed in a way that leverages ecosystem services that reduce thermal load and thus contributes t...
Technical Report
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Technical municipal water infrastructure, urban green areas and urban water bodies can be brought together in an optimized manner to deliver sustainable management of rainwater and domestic wastewater. Moreover, this approach allows urban areas to be designed in a way that leverages ecosystem services that reduce thermal load and thus contributes t...
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Combined sewer systems are one of the major sources of microbiological contamination in urban water bodies. However, identification of hotspots for pathogen emissions is not straightforward, especially in large and complex drainage systems. To determine the relevance of different CSO outlets for bathing water quality a simple tracer approach which...
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Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa are one of the oldest lakes on earth. They are situated in southeastern Europe and the largest parts belong to R. Macedonia. Although the upstream Lake Prespa has no surface outflow its waters reach the 160 m lower Lake Ohrid by underground hydrological connection. Several studies have been performed on the hydraulic conn...
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Konzepte der Regenwasserbewirtschaftung wurden in einem Berliner Stadtumbaugebiet partizipativ entwickelt. Es zeigt sich, dass dadurch wasserwirtschaftlich wirksame Lösungen entstehen, die zusätzliche Funktionen der resilienten Stadt übernehmen können.
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Die Erhöhung der Resilienz urbaner Wasserinfrastrukturen wird oft als wich-tiges Ziel genannt. Eine Literaturstudie zeigt, dass dafür konkretisiert wer-den muss, um welche Infrastruktur es sich handelt, gegenüber welcher Stö-rung sie resilient sein soll und an welcher Leistung sich die Resilienz zeigen soll. Hier wird darauf aufbauend ein quantitat...
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Die Kopplung von grauen, grünen und blauen Infrastrukturen als Maßnahme zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel kann im Zusammenspiel der städtischen Akteure urbane Lebensqualität erhöhen und ist zugleich ein Baustein zur infrastrukturellen Transformation.
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Six different large-scale combinations of stormwater management measures like swales, green roofs, tree-trenches and alike were conceptually planned and studied in two city quarters in Berlin. Expenditures for construction and operation, savings' potential from reduced storm water tariff payments and their allocation to the public as well as to the...
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To support decision makers in planning effective combined sewer overflow (CSO) management strategies an integrated modelling and impact assessment approach has been developed and applied for a large urban area in Berlin, Germany. It consists of an urban drainage model, a river water quality model and a tool for the quantification of adverse dissolv...
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Améliorer le processus décisionnel et la prise de mesures dans le domaine de la gestion du pluvial en zone urbaine est l'objectif principal du projet interdisciplinaire KURAS « concepts pour la gestion des eaux pluviales et d'assainissement en zone urbaine ». En réinstaurant un cycle hydrologique plus naturel c'est-à-dire en augmentant l'infiltrati...
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27 techniques de gestion des eaux pluviales, actuellement en vigueur, ont été étudiées à différentes échelles: à l'échelle des immeubles (bâtiments végétalisés, utilisation d'eau de pluie), à l'échelle du quartier (infiltration, dépavage, lacs artificiels et cours d'eau, traitement décentralisé) et enfin à l'échelle du bassin versant (traitement ce...
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Stickstofflimitation in Binnengewässern - Ist Stickstoffreduktion ökologisch sinnvoll und wirtschaftlich vertretbar? Abschlussbericht NITROLIMIT Phase II
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Kurzfassung Der Regenwasserabfluss von versiegelten Flächen kann zu erheblichen Beeinträchtigungen von Flüssen und Seen führen. Durch das schnelle Ableiten des Regenwassers bleibt das positive Potenzial für die Stadtbevölkerung und die Umwelt zudem oft ungenutzt. Für eine nachhaltige Regenwasserbewirtschaftung stehen eine Vielzahl von Maßnahmen auf...
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Integrated planning of stormwater management requires a quantitative description of positive and negative effects of possible measures. We suggest quantifying these effects with generic performance indicators within eight categories: building physics and services, landscape quality, urban climate, biodiversity, groundwater, surface water, direct co...
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In order to promote the usage of simple model engines this paper proposes to apply the concept of model wrapping that makes model software applications accessible from a programming environment. The paper shows exemplarily for one model software (WTAQ) how it has been wrapped. The concept has been successfully applied to two other very different ki...
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Data play an important role in water-related research. Based on experiences in data collection and data processing in water-related research this paper proposes – both from a computer scientist’s and an environmental engineer’s point of view – a set of rules for data handling: Rule 1: Protect raw data; Rule 2: Save metadata; Rule 3: Use databases;...
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The presented work studies the influence of the sampling strategy on the quality of locally calibrated UV-VIS probe measurements in combined sewer overflows (CSO) and the receiving river. Results indicate that UV-VIS spectrometers are not able to provide reliable measurements of water quality in urban stormwater without being calibrated to local co...
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Cet article souligne l'intérêt d'utiliser la mesure en continu pour caractériser la dynamique des rejets et des impacts sur le milieu naturel. Une campagne de mesure en continu des rejets du système d'assainissement et de leurs impacts a été mise en place à Berlin en 2010. Les déversements par temps de pluie et les impacts sur le milieu naturel son...
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The present study aims at demonstrating the possibilities of on-line sensors for describing CSO emissions and river impacts. A continuous integrated monitoring, using state-of-the-art on-line sensors, was started in Berlin in 2010. It combines (i) continuous measurements of water quality and flow rates of combined sewer overflows (CSO) at one main...
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Cet article souligne l'intérêt d'utiliser la mesure en continu pour caractériser la dynamique des rejets et des impacts sur le milieu naturel. Une campagne de mesure en continu des rejets du système d'assainissement et de leurs impacts a été mise en place à Berlin en 2010. Les déversements par temps de pluie et les impacts sur le milieu naturel son...
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The present laboratory study tests the hypothesis that straw–bark mulch bioreactors are capable of concurrently retaining nitrate (NO3−) and the herbicides atrazine or bentazone at short hydraulic residence times (HRT). In a 1 year column experiment at HRT of ∼4 h three organic carbon sources, straw of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), bark mulc...
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Flussökosysteme basieren auf dem komplexen Zusammenspiel physikalischer und biogeochemischer Prozesse. Ein mögliches Hilfsmittel zum Verständnis dieses Zusammenspiels sind Fließgewässergütemodelle (FGM): numerische, dynamische Modelle, welche die Interaktion empirisch bekannter biogeochemischer Prozesse abbilden und eine prozessbasierte Auswertung...
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Potential for reducing nutrient input in surface waters by using nutrient filters Der Einsatz von Filtern zur Reduzierung von Stickstoff-und Phosphoreinträgen aus der Landwirtschaft in die Oberflächengewässer wurde in Deutschland bisher kaum untersucht. In einem Workshop wurde der Stand der Untersuchungen von Projekten in Polen, Däne-mark, Deutschl...
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In the city of Berlin combined sewer overflows (CSO) can lead to severe depressions in dissolved oxygen (DO) of receiving urban rivers and hence to acute stress for the local fish fauna. To quantify CSO impacts and optimize sewer management strategies, a model-based planning instrument has been developed. It couples the urban drainage model InfoWor...
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The urban stretch of the River Spree is a regulated lowland-river, which is affected by a number of anthropogenic pressures, most notably impacts from combined sewer overflows (CSO) of the Berlin sewer system. Collected data show that occurrence of CSO can be detected in the river through a combination of continuous monitoring data, such as specifi...
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During periods of heavy rainfall, wastewater volumes can exceed the capacity of combined sewer systems or treatment plants and overflow to surface water bodies. Combined sewer overflows (CSO) cause significant impacts on the water quality and their identification is crucial to plan CSO control programs or to fulfil legal requirements. This paper pr...
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During its passage through the City of Berlin (Germany), the quality of the River Spree is strongly influenced by combined sewer overflows (CSO), which lead to critical oxygen concentrations (DO) every year and to occasional larger fish kills. A continuous integrated monitoring concept, using state-of-the-art online sensors, was planned and started...
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The present study aimed at developing a universal method for the localization of critical source areas (CSAs) of diffuse nitrate (NO3-) pollution in rural catchments with low data availability. Based on existing methods, land use, soil, slope, riparian buffer strips and distance to surface waters were identified as the most relevant indicator param...
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INTRODUCTION In the city of Berlin regular combined sewer overflows (CSO) lead to acute stress of aquatic organisms in the receiving River Spree and its side channels. Of most concern are oxygen depressions, following the inflow of degradable organic matter via ~180 CSO outlets, along a river stretch of 16 km. For the assessment of the severity of...
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Lake Ohrid, at the Macedonian/Albanian border, was likely tectonically formed during the Tertiary and therefore is one of the oldest lakes in Europe. However, only a few studies exist concerning the potential of Lake Ohrid sediments for long-term palaeoenvironmental reconstructions within the scope of future potential deep-drilling campaigns. There...
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The effect of combined sewer overflow (CSO) control measures should be validated during operation based on monitoring of CSO activity and subsequent comparison with (legal) requirements. However, most CSO monitoring programs have been started only recently and therefore no long-term data is available for reliable efficiency control. A method is pro...
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We quantified the areal hypolimnetic mineralization rate (AHM; total areal hypolimnetic oxygen depletion including the formation of reduced substances) in two formerly eutrophic lakes based on 20 yr of water-column data collected during oligotrophication. The upward diffusion of reduced substances originating from the decomposition of organic matte...
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Stormwater impact guidelines for dissolved oxygen (DO) were applied to the Berlin River Spree, which (a) receives the effluents of more than 100 combined sewer discharge points and (b) is subject to significant anthropogenic background pollution. Discrimination of DO depressions, which are the direct result of combined sewer overflows (CSO) from DO...
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Human impacts on the few ancient lakes of the world must be assessed, as any change can lead to an irreversible loss of endemic communities. In such an assessment, the sensitivity of Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania; surface area A = 358 km2, volume V = 55 km3, > 200 endemic species) to three major human impacts—water abstraction, eutrophication, and...
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Lake Ohrid, at the Macedonian/Albanian border, was likely tectonically formed during the Tertiary and therefore is one of the oldest lakes in Europe. However, only a few studies exist concerning the potential of Lake Ohrid sediments for long-term palaeoenvironmental reconstructions within the scope of future potential deep-drilling campaigns. There...
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We investigate the hydraulic alteration and the effect on primary productivity of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam built at the outlet of the Arrow Lakes (British Columbia, Canada) in 1967. Three dam-induced hydraulic changes have been identified as relevant: (1) water level increase, (2) leveling of the seasonal outflow, and (3) subsurface release of wate...
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Lake Ohrid in southeastern Europe is one of the few ancient, long-lived lakes of the world, and contains more than 200 endemic species. On the basis of integrated monitoring of internal and external nutrient fluxes, a progressing eutrophication was detected (~∼3.5-fold increase in phosphorus (P) concentration in the lake over the past century). The...
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Lake Prespa and Lake Ohrid, located in south-eastern Europe, are two lakes of extraordinary ecological value. Although the upstream Lake Prespa has no surface outflow, its waters reach the 160m lower Lake Ohrid through underground hydraulic connections. Substantial conservation efforts concentrate on oligotrophic downstream Lake Ohrid, which is fam...
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Human impacts on the few ancient lakes of the world must be assessed, as any change can lead to an irreversible loss of endemic communities. In such an assessment, the sensitivity of Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania; surface area A = 358 km(2), volume V = 55 km(3), > 200 endemic species) to three major human impacts-water abstraction, eutrophication,...
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Lake Ohrid is a large, oligotrophic lake, situated in South-Eastern Europe, on the border between Macedonia and Albania. It is one of the oldest lakes in the world (> 3 Mio years) and harbors a variety of endemic and relict species. In recent years concerns arose that the unique species might be endangered by anthropogenic nutrient input. Sediment...
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The annual temperature stratification of five mining lakes within the Eastern part of Germany was surveyed in the years 1997 and 1998. An intercomparison of the field data of daily average temperatures showed that surface temperatures of all five lakes ran in parallel throughout the year. Differences between lakes were smaller than the interannual...
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Lake Prespa is situated in South-Western part of R. Macedonia, on the border between Macedonia, Albania and Greece. It is a relatively shallow lake with a large surface area. Lake Prespa has no surface outflow and it is connected with Lake Ohrid by underground hydrological connection so its trophic state might as well to influence on the trophic st...
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Theoretically the Berlin River Spree could be under pressure from depressions in dissolved oxygen (DO) and high concentration of fish toxic ammonia following overflows of the combined sewer system. However, monitoring results indicate that the Spree is only under pressure from depressions in dissolved oxygen (DO). Consequently, a sewer model, a riv...

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Industry plays an important role in supporting the circular economy. To help Europe reach its ambitious Green Deal objectives, the EU-funded PROMISCES (Preventing Recalcitrant Organic Mobile Industrial chemicalS for Circular Economy in the Soil-sediment-water system) project will identify how industrial pollution prevents the development of a circular economy in the EU and detect strategies to overcome the principal bottlenecks that impede reaching the targets of the European Green Deal and Circular Economy Action Plan. The project will develop new analytical methods and toxicological tools to deliver data on persistent, mobile (PM) substances in complex environmental matrices and investigate sources of PM substances released from soil, sediments, landfills and wastewater treatment plants and via urban runoff into relevant natural systems. PROMISCES will assess fate and transport processes and improve the assessment and management of human health risks.
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