A training network for enhancing the understanding of complex physical, chemical and biological process interactions in hyporheic zones


Second Joint Field Experiments started

The second HypoTRAIN joint field experiments (JFEs) have started at the University of Birmingham. In a flume experiment the ESRs want to gain more insights into processes in rivers impacted by treated waste waters. A focus is on the degradation of pharmaceuticals.





Guidelines on poster presentation

Andrea Popp (ESR 16) published guidelines for the preparation of posters for the Young Hydrologic Society:


Interactive map about Joint Field Experiments in Germany available

Joint Field Experiments (JFEs). Study site was the River Erpe, a lowland river receiving 42.500 m3 day-1 of treated waste water from a nearby treatment plant (dry weather conditions). During the daily peaks waste water represents 80% of the overall discharge of the river. The ESRs collaborated in a number of experiments and investigations which were conducted simultaneously in and at the river and its hyporheic zone. This interactive map introduces some of the ESRs and their work at the River Erpe:




First HypoTRAIN paper accepted!

Andrea Betterle and co-authors got their article "Characterizing the spatial correlation of daily streamflows" published online in Water Resources Research. The team of HypoTRAIN congratulates!

HypoTRAIN vodcast online!


We proudly present our first video-podcast ("vodcast")! The movie gives insight into the topic and some sub-projects of HypoTRAIN. Have fun watching it!



For a full screen version please click here!

Summer School HypoBASICS in Berlin

In June all early stage researchers (ESRs) of hypoTRAIN met for the very first time within the summer school "HypoBASISC - a summer school on hyporheic zone processes". Together with their supervisors and a lot of other PhD students working on the same topic they experienced a week full of interesting lectures, discussions, and personal encounters. The summer school took place at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin, Germany. We thank all participants for the wonderful time we spent together!

Group picture summer school

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Kick-off-meeting on January 19, 2015

Kick-off-meeting on January 19, 2015

The HypoTRAIN kick-off meeting took place on January 19 on the premises of IGB in Berlin. All project leaders discussed common strategies to harmonize experimental approaches and details on the organization of the network activities.

Participants Kick-off meeting


This project is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) and has received funding from the European Union's EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.

hypoTRAIN network funded

HypoTRAIN funded


The EU decided to fund the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN HypoTRAIN for the period January 2015 to December 2018. The network will consist of 12 EU-funded Early Stage Researchers/PhD students and 4 students funded by the Swiss government.

We are looking to recruit 16 PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) to join the project in May or June 2015 (for 3 years; in some countries longer durations). For further information please click here or contact the project coordinator Dr. Jörg Lewandowski, the project administrator Karin Meinikmann or the potential supervisors/principal investigators at the respective institutions.