Scientific Section


The Fachsektion Hydrogeologie e.V. in der DGGV e.V. (FH-DGGV e.V.) is an interdisciplinary community of interest from science, authorities and industry, which deals with all aspects of hydrogeology.

FH-DGGV aims to promote the transfer of knowledge from research institutions to practitioners and to stimulate public interest in hydrogeology.

Its topics are:

the prospection of drinking, industrial, thermal, mineral and medicinal waters
the development of concepts for the environmentally compatible use of groundwater
the development of scientific methods for the protection of groundwater
the scientific examination of the exploration and remediation practice of groundwater damage cases


  • the organization of conferences on current hydrogeological topics
  • discussion forum for hydrogeological research results
  • publication of the journal “Grundwasser”

Chairman FH-DGGV

Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider

Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften –
Abteilung Hydrogeologie
KIT – Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Campus Süd
Kaiserstr. 12
76131 Karlsruhe

Passende Publikationen

Working groups of FH-DGGV

Geothermal energy

This workuing group focusses on writing recommendations for near-surface geothermal energy


Establishment of a new working group "Digitization in the Groundwater Sector" in October 2021

Mine water

The task of the working group is to compile and publish a glossary on mine water management and to develop a web-based atlas of mine water in Germany.

Hydrogeology of aride areas

The aim of this working group is to take up the topic and to bundle the existing expertise in Germany and other countries.

KalPro GW-Models

The working group is composed of experts in modeling and in hydrogeological practice.

Pump tests

The AK has set itself the goal of creating a guide for pump test evaluation using diagnostic plots

Nitrate degradation in groundwater

Nitrate degradation in groundwater - Processes, effects and lifespan (since 2022)

Publications of FH-DGGV


Every two years, the Hydrogeology Section organizes a conference lasting several days at different locations in Germany. The extensive lecture program is supplemented by excursions, training courses and a technical exhibition.

The next FH-DGGV conference will take place in Aachen in 2024.

Educational offers

The current continuing education program of the FH-DGGV (also for non-members) can be found here.

The Hydrogeology Section is a cooperation partner in the Geo-Mentoring-Programm  of the BDG


Fachsektion Hydrogeologie

Geschäftsstelle der Fachsektion Hydrogeologie e.V. in der DGGV e.V.
c/o macio Raumstation
Emmy-Noether-Str. 17
76131 Karlsruhe

Telefon: +49 721 48070470


Dr. Maike Rüsgen