Person

Dr. rer. nat.

Klaus Baier

M. A.

Senior Scientist

Klaus Baier
Lehrstuhl für Ingenieurgeologie und Hydrogeologie

Address

Building: 1540

Room: 201

Lochnerstraße 4-20

52056 Aachen

Contact

workPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 96771
Fax: +49 241 80 92280
 

Field of Activities:

  • Head of “Urbanization and Environment Management” working group
  • Research development
  • Project management
  • Urbanization and water resources
  • Editorial assistance of the website of the chair

Research Area:

  • Megacities, mega urbanization, informality, global change
  • Land use and processes of land use change in urban areas
  • Interaction between urbanization and water resources
  • Human-Water Interaction in urban areas
  • Integrated Water Resource Management in urban areas
  • Agent-based modelling

Research Projects:

Finished Research Projects:

Academic Career:

  • 1993-2000 Magister studies: Economic geography, Geography und Psychology, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2001-2005 Ph.D. student at the Department of Geography, RWTH Aachen University

Curriculum:

  • 2001-2003 Research Associate at the Department of Geography, RWTH Aachen University
  • since 2004 Research Associate; Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2009 Member of the scientific committee of the Sino-German water forum “Megacities: Interactions between land use and water management”
  • since 2009 Reviewer for the scholar competition of Siemens
  • since 2012 Honorary lecturer of the interdisciplinary distance learning course “environmental sciences” of the distance University Hagen
  • 2014 Mentor in the programme Lebensweg inklsuive – KomptenzTandems für Studentinnen of the Hildegardis-Verein

Awards:

  • 2006 Borchers-Medal, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2011 VDK-Integration-Award for disabled persons

Co-Supervised Thesis

Master Thesis

  • 2017 Böhm, E.: A modelling case study on the impact of land-use change on surface runoff in an urbanized watershed on the example of Raipur region, India
  • 2017 Wittmann, K.: Relationship between land use and water quality with a focus on urbanization in the city of Raipur, India
  • Brunner, M.: Modelling the influence of urbanisation on the urbane water drainage system using EPAs Storm Water Management Model in the City of Raipur, India
  • 2017 Moors, C.: Everyday behaviour of Slum and Squatter Residents towards water consumption in Hyderabad, India
  • 2017 Nettesheim, J.: Development of a water demand and supply model for megacities focusing on the middle and upper class population in Hyderabad, India
  • 2016 Maaßen, M.: Land use Change in South Chennai: Focus on Water Bodies and Flooding
  • 2016 Naser, L.: Zwischen religiösem Status und wirtschaftlicher Macht – Eine empirische Studie zur alltäglichen Wassernutzung in Hyderabad, Indien.
  • 2016 Theodor, O.: Modelling of Water Management-Related Interdependency of Urban Actors by i*-Based Multi-Agent Simulation Using the Example of Hyderabad, India
  • 2016 Soetermanns, T.: Agentenbasierte Simulation der Interaktion von Stadtentwicklung und Grundwassergefährdung mit i* – Ein erstes Planspiel für Aachen
  • 2016 Martens, K.: Correlation between cultural and religious exposure to water on the basis of different social systems – A case study Chennai, India
  • 2016 Bosshammer, A.:Correlation between the availability of water and the use of water in the squatters and the middle-/uper class. Based on the case study Chennai/India
  • 2015 Bader, B.: Assessment of the Potential for Improving the Sewage Treatment System in Hyderabad, India
  • 2015 Heslop, M.: Active Pharmaceutical Inregdients in effluents from Patanchereu Industrial Area, Hyderabad – Impact on different environmental components
  • 2014 Wesselkamp, D.: Assessment of Water Management Practices in the Megacity of Hyderabad, India. Need for Integrated Urban Water Management
  • 2014 Machat, C.: Entwicklung eines OWL-basiertenGeodatenmodells der Interaktion zwischen Landnutzung und Wasserressourcen in Hyderabad, Indien
  • 2014 Sakarya, E.: The Contamination of the Ganga River as a result of the bad sewage system in Varanasi/India – Simulation of pollutant input and pollutant distribution
  • 2014 Jansen, L.: Hydro Chemical Analysis and Assessment of Groundwater Quality in the Trans-Veruna Area of Varanasi, India. Risks for Human Health
  • 2014 Sprenger, K.: The circuit of e-waste in Hyderabad India -Recycling steps, assessment of environmental effects with regard to soil, personal health and awareness rising
  • 2014 Drewes, T.: Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries: Environmental Impact Analysis with Particular Reference to Waste Handling Activities in Hyderabad, India
  • 2014 Hoffmannn, J.-T.: Development of a resilience index for social resilience with regard to environmental issues – a case study on Hyderabad, an Indian megacity
  • 2013 Joppe, S.: Umsetzbarkeit von geowissenschaftlichen Akteursmodellen in die intentionale Modellierungssprache i*
  • 2013 Wagner, K.: Impact Assessment of a Potentially Polluted Tannery Brownfield on the Environment and Associated Health Effects on Urban Dwellers in Hyderabad (India)
  • 2013 Stehn, R.: Impact of Urban Lifestyles on the Water Management in Hyderabad, India
  • 2013 Echternacht, L.: Pricing urban water – Evaluation of economics in the water sector of Hyderabad and Varanasi (India)
  • 2013 Adrian, Y.: Evaluation of the Millennium Development Goal – Target 7C for the Cities of Varanasi and Hyderabad (India)
  • 2013 Wolters, T.: Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of Chennai City’s shallow aquifer
  • 2012 Schäfer, F.: Klassifizierung des Mikrourbanismus in der Megastadt Guangzhou und die Auswirkungen auf die Ressource Wasser
  • 2012 Engels, N.: Scenarios for Urban Development and Groundwater Vulnerability in the Fast Growing Cities Hyderabad and Varanasi
  • 2012 Schild, A.: Climate Change in India and its Impacts on Water Resources: The Case of Varanasi and Hyderabad
  • 2012 Reil, A.: Environment-Related Practices of Urban Residents in Varanasi and Hyderabad, India
  • 2012 Uerschels, D.: Vulnerability assessment of the poor to selected effects of the informal sector on urban water supply and water quality in Hyderabad, India
  • 2012 Blomeyer, J.: Groundwater Vulnerability and Risk Mapping based on different types of land use in the fast urbanizing City of Varanasi, India.
  • 2012 Schmitz, K.-S.: Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment in the Fast Growing Cities Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar, India – Applicability of Different Methods (AVI, GOD, COP and Hölting et al.)
  • 2012 Albert, K.: Assessment of Shallow Groundwater Aquifer Vulnerability to Diffuse Pollution due to Urbanization in Varanasi, India
  • 2011 Bartl, H.: Analysis of the Indian Urbanisation and Appraisal of its Effects on Water Resources
  • 2011 Bockhorn, B.: Klassifizierung informeller Prozesse und deren Auswirkungen auf die Wasserressourcen in der südchinesischen Megastadt Guangzhou

Bachelor Thesis

  • 2014 Manny, L.: Assessment of Impact of Urbanization on Groundwater Recharge using GIS Techniques – Case Study of Varanasi, India
  • 2013 Seifelislam, A.: The impact of consumer society on water resources in India
  • 2011 Delmes, A.: Wasserprobleme in Megastädten. Pressegerechte Darstellung und Aufbereitung der Ergebnisse
  • 2011 Tremöhlen, M.: Vulnerabilität von Megastädten. Darstellung und Aufbereitung der Ergebnisse zur Wissensvermittlung für die Öffentlichkeit
  • 2011 Lindner, F.: Analyse der chinesischen Urbanisierung und eine Abschätzung ihrer Auswirkungen auf die Wasserressourcen am Beispiel des südchinesischen Perlflussdelta

Editorials:

  • Baier, K., Fernandez-Steeger, T., Heinrichs, K., Neukum, C., Post, C. Eds. (2011): Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rafig Azzam – Mitteillungen zur Ingenieurgeologie und Hydrogeologie 104.
  • Strohschön, R., Romich, M., Baier, K. Eds. (2011): Strukturen, Prozesse und Dynamiken der Mega-Urbanisierung in China – Landnutzung und Wasserressourcen. In: Aachener Studien zur sozial-ökonomischen Entwicklungsforschung, Internationales Zentrum für Vergleichende Sozial -Ökonomische Entwicklungsforschung (IZE).
  • Baier, K. Ed. (2010): Water, Special Issue: Interaction Between (Mega-)Urban Land Use and Water Management. http://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/urban_land_use
  • Strohschön, R., Baier, K. Eds. (2009): Proceedings of Megacities – Interactions Between Land Use and Water Management – Mitteilungen zur Ingenieurgeologie und Hydrogeologie 99.
 

Publications

Title Author(s)
Water as an urban risk factor. Urban (infra-) structures and informal groundwater uses
Contribution to a book (2019)
Strohschön, Ramona
Wiethoff, Katharina
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Impact of Urbanization on Surface Runoff Characteristics at Catchment Scale
Contribution to a book (2018)
Sinha, Manish Kumar
Baghel, Triambak
Baier, Klaus
Verma, Mukesh Kumar
Jha, Ramakar
Azzam, Rafig
Semi-distributed Modelling of Stormwater Drains Using Integrated Hydrodynamic EPA-SWM Model
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2018)
Sinha, Manish Kumar
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Baghel, T.
Verma, M. K.
Impact of urbanization on groundwater recharge and urban water balance for the city of Hyderabad, India
Journal Article (2018)
Wakode, Hemant Balwant
Baier, Klaus
Jha, Ramakar
Azzam, Rafig
Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment using SINTACS Model and GIS in Raipur and Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Journal Article (2016)
Kumari, Shweta
Jha, Ramakar
Singh, Vivekanand
Baier, Klaus
Sinha, Manish Kumar
Die informelle Abfallwirtschaft in Hyderabad
Journal Article (2016)
Christ, Kilian
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Nachhaltige Wasserversorgung der indischen Megastadt Hyderabad - Aktuelle Probleme und Lösungsansätze für die Zukunft
Journal Article (2016)
Bader, Benedikt
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Assessment of groundwater vulnerability using modified DRASTIC model in Kharun Basin, Chhattisgarh, India
Journal Article (2016)
Sinha, Manish Kumar
Verma, M. K.
Ahmad, I.
Baier, Klaus
Jha, R.
Azzam, Rafig
Slums and informal housing in India: a critical look at official statistics with regard to water and sanitation
Journal Article (2016)
Christ, Kilian
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Towards integrated intentional agent simulation and semantic geodata management in complex urban systems modeling
Journal Article (2015)
Baier, Klaus
Mataré, Victor
Liebenberg, Martin
Lakemeyer, Gerhard
Abwasserbehandlung in der indischen Megastadt Hyderabad : Zustand und Verbesserungsmöglichkeiten
Journal Article (2015)
Benedikt, Bader
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Assessment of Impact of Urbanization on Groundwater Resources using GIS Techniques- Case Study of Hyderabad, India
Journal Article (2014)
Wakode, Hemant Balwant
Baier, Klaus
Jha, Ramakar
Ahmed, Shakeel
Azzam, Rafig
Towards Using i* for Modelling Mega-Urban Processes
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2014)
Liebenberg, Martin
Mataré, Victor
Baier, Klaus
Lakemeyer, Gerhard
Management Tools for Sustainable Ground Water Protection in Mega Urban Areas : Small Scale Land Use and Ground Water Vulnerability Analyses in Guangzhou, China
Journal Article (2014)
Baier, Klaus
Schmitz, Kristina-Sabine
Azzam, Rafig
Strohschön, Ramona
Analysis of urban growth using Landsat TM/ETM data and GIS : a case study of Hyderabad, India
Journal Article (2014)
Wakode, Hemant Balwant
Baier, Klaus
Jha, Ramakar
Azzam, Rafig
Water Quality and Socio-Ecological Vulnerability Regarding Urban Development in Selected Case Studies of Megacity Guangzhou, China
Contribution to a book (2013)
Azzam, Rafig
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
Lu, Lin
Wiethoff, Katharina
Bercht, Anna-Lena
Wehrhahn, Rainer
Wassermangel und dessen Gesundheitskonsequenzen : Eine Folge des Klimawandels
Contribution to a book (2013)
Baier, Klaus
Jahn, Heiko J.
Azzam, Rafig
Land use and Water Quality in Guangzhou, China: A survey of ecological and Social Vulnerability in Four Urban Units of the Rapidly Developing Megacity
Journal Article (2013)
Strohschön, Ramona
Wiethoff, Katharina
Baier, Klaus
Lu, Lin
Bercht, Anna-Lena
Wehrhahn, Rainer
Azzam, Rafig
Pollution of Ganga River Due to Urbanization of Varanasi. Adverse Conditions Faced by Slum Population
Journal Article (2012)
Kumar, Shikhar
Jha, Pallavi
Baier, Klaus
Jha, Ramakar
Azzam, Rafig
Vulnerability der Grundwasserressourcen durch Megaurbanisierung im südindischen Hyderabad
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2012)
Baier, Klaus
Schmitz, Kristina-Sabine
Christ, Kilian
Trinkwasser- und Sanitätsversorgung in Varanasi und Hyderabad (Indien)
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2012)
Baier, Klaus
Sebesvari, Zita
Mohr, Jasmin
Urbanization and the social impact on water resources in India
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2012)
Mohr, Jasmin
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Jha, Ramakar
Die Grundwassersituation in der südchinesischen Megastadt Guangzhou
Journal Article (2012)
Baier, Klaus
Strohschön, Ramona
Wasserverschmutzung und Umweltprobleme als Folge der Urbanisierung in Hyderabad
Journal Article (2012)
Christ, Kilian
Baier, Klaus
Schmitz, Kristina-Sabine
Jha, Ramakar
Azzam, Rafig
Die Analyse städtischer Landnutzungsformen durch multispektrale Satellitenbildanalyse am Beispiel der Megacity Guangzhou, China
Contribution to a book (2011)
Lu, Lin
Baier, Klaus
Strohschön, Ramona
Azzam, Rafig
Megaurbanisierung in China - Strukturen, Prozesse, Dynamiken und Auswirkungen auf Wasserressourcen am Beispiel Guangzhou
Contribution to a book (2011)
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
Romich, Manfred F.
Azzam, Rafig
Informelle Prozesse und deren Auswirkung auf die Wasserressourcen in der südchinesischen Megastadt Guangzhou
Contribution to a book (2011)
Bockhorn, Britta
Baier, Klaus
Strohschön, Ramona
Azzam, Rafig
Strukturen, Prozesse und Dynamiken der Mega-Urbanisierung in China : Landnutzung und Wasserressourcen
Book (2011)
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
Romich, Manfred F.
Groundwater Vulnerability of Guangzhou Mega City, China
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2011)
Baier, Klaus
Strohschön, Ramona
Schmitz, Kristina-Sabine
Wasserversorgung von Squatter Siedlungen in Hyderabad, Indien
Journal Article (2011)
Uerschels, Dorothee
Baier, Klaus
Sebesvari, Zita
Reaud, Fabrice G.
Ahmed, Shakeel
Jha, Ramakar
Azzam, Rafig
Status of arsenic contamination in potable water of Northern areas of Mizoram State and its adjoining areas of Southern Assam, India
Journal Article (2011)
Kumar, Shikhar
Baier, Klaus
Jha, Ramakar
Azzam, Rafig
Mega-Urbanization in Guangzhou: Effects on Water Quality and Risks to Human Health
Contribution to a book (2011)
Strohschön, Ramona
Azzam, Rafig
Baier, Klaus
Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Rafig Azzam
Book (2011)
Baier, Klaus
Fernández-Steeger, Tomás Manuel
Heinrichs, Kurt
Neukum, Christoph
Post, Claudia
Morphometric Analysis of the Upper catchment of Kosi River Using GIS Techniques
Journal Article (2011)
Wakode, Hemant Balwant
Dutta, Dibyendu
Desai, V. R.
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Brachflächen: urbane Leerstellen der Megastadt
Journal Article (2011)
Wiethoff, Katharina
Baier, Klaus
Strohschön, Ramona
The Effects of Formal and Informal Mega-Urban Development Processes on Water Resources - Case Study Area Megacity Guangzhou, China
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2010)
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
Post, Claudia
Proceedings of megacities - interactions between land use and water management : [Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, PR China ; November 25 - 26, 2009]
Proceedings (2009)
Baier, Klaus
Strohschön, Ramona
Der Einfluss ungesteuerter Urbanisierung auf die Grundwasserressourcen am Beispiel der indeonesischen Millionenstadt Yogyakarta
Journal Article (2009)
Putra, Doni P. E.
Baier, Klaus
Alternative Concept for Water Supply to Satisfy Basic Needs in Fast Growing Megacities
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2009)
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Post, Claudia
Urban Units as an Analysis Tool for Mega-Urban Development. The Case of Guangzhou, China
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2009)
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Electrokinetic processes : a technology feasible for the protection of water resouces in fast growing megacities
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2009)
Real, Alvaro
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Analysis of Urban Land Use Types by Multispectral Satellite Image Analysis, Using the Example of the Megacity Guangzhou, China
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2009)
Lu, Lin
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
The impact of land use pattern and land use changes on the vulnerability of water resources in the megacity Guangzhou
Contribution to a conference proceedings, Poster (2009)
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
Lu, Lin
Azzam, Rafig
Wiethoff, K.
Kluge, K.
Krause, C. L.
Bercht, A. L.
Wehrhahn, R.
Auswirkungen formeller und informeller Dynamiken auf die Ressource Wasser in Megastädten der Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländer am Beispiel der südchinesischen Stadt Guangzhou
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2009)
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Urban Units as an Analysis Tool for Mega-Urban Development. The Case of Guangzhou , China
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2009)
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Ansätze eines alternativen Wassermanagementkonzepts für mega-urbane Räume am Beispiel der südchinesischen Megastadt Guangzhou
Journal Article (2009)
Baier, Klaus
Real, Alvaro
Strohschön, Ramona
Azzam, Rafig
Untersuchung der Qualität von Oberflächengewässern in der Megastadt Guangzhou, Südchina
Journal Article (2009)
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
Sauberes Trinkwasser für die Zukunft - Grundwasserschutz im Spannungsfeld zwischen Global Change und wachsendem Ressourcenbedarf
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2009)
Azzam, Rafig
Baier, Klaus
Neukum, Christoph
Post, Claudia
Interdisciplinary Approach for Water Management Support
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2008)
Baier, Klaus
Post, Claudia
Melin, Thomas
Pfennig, Andreas
Ziefle, Martina
Impact of Urbanization on Groundwater Recharge - The Example of the Indonesian Million City Yogyakarta
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2008)
Putra, Doni P. E.
Baier, Klaus
Megacities - Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change : A Priority Programme of the German Research Foundation (2006-2012) ; Title of project: Analysis of Informal Dynamics in Mega Urban Areas — Based on Spatial Structure and Steering Mechanisms Focused on Water in the Pearl River Delta
Preprint (2008)
Azzam, Rafig
Baier, Klaus
Lu, Lin
Strohschön, Ramona
Krause, Christian L.
Kluge, Florian
Wiethoff, Katharina
Wehrhahn, Rainer
Bercht, Anna Lena
Impact of Agricultural Land Use on Sustainable Groundwater Protection
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2008)
Aretov, A.
Baier, Klaus
Neukum, Christoph
Azzam, Rafig
Water Supply and Sanitation Facilities in a Human-Centered Management Concept for Fast Growing Megacities - Waterhouse -
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2008)
Azzam, Rafig
Post, Claudia
Baier, Klaus
Real, Alvaro
Ziefle, Martina
Wasserversorgung und Wasserverschmutzung in Guangzhou : Umweltrisiken der südchinesischen Megastadt
Journal Article (2008)
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
Urban Restructuring and Social and Water-Related Vulnerability in Megacities - the Example of the Urban Village of Xincún, Guangzhou (China)
Journal Article (2008)
Wehrhahn, Rainer
Bercht, Anna Lena
Krause, Christian L.
Azzam, Rafig
Kluge, Florian
Strohschön, Ramona
Wiethoff, Katharina
Baier, Klaus
Tools for sustainable urban planning regarding the protection of ground water ressources under fast growing urban areas
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2007)
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Leppig, B.
Putra, D.
Gewerbestruktur und Nutzungsdifferenzierung des innerstädtischen Viertels im Bereich der Pontstraße in Aachen
Journal Article (2007)
Baier, Klaus
Applicability of Steering Mechanisms in Water Management Considering Different Land use Patterns
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2006)
Baier, Klaus
Post, Claudia
Globalisierung des Mobilfunks
Journal Article (2006)
Baier, Klaus
Bayazit, Cem
Information Technology and Telecommunications in Aachen and the EUREGIO Maas-Rhine
Journal Article (2005)
Baier, Klaus
The impact of urbanization on water quality in fast growing mega cities in asia : Case studies from Guangzhou (P.R.D. China) and Yogyakarta City (Indonesia)
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2005)
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
UMTS in Europa : Analysen zur Diffusion und Adoption in der Aufbauphase
Dissertation / PhD Thesis (2005)
Baier, Klaus
Megacities - Eine Analyse unter besonderer Berücksichtigung indischer Megacities und des Faktors Wasser
Contribution to a book (2004)
Baier, Klaus
GIS im Management von Business Improvment Districts
Journal Article (2004)
Baier, Klaus
Standorte der Informationstechnologie
Contribution to a book (2004)
Baier, Klaus
Gräf, Peter
Standorte der Telekommunikationsunternehmen
Contribution to a book (2004)
Baier, Klaus
Gräf, Peter
GIS-Systeme in der Wirtschaft
Contribution to a book (2002)
Baier, Klaus
UMTS zwischen Innovation, Marktentwicklung und Diffusion - ein Zwischenbericht
Contribution to a book (2002)
Baier, Klaus
Euphorie zu Beginn der Marktliberalisierung. Technologieforum Telekommunikation: Entwicklung der Telefonie 98/99
Journal Article (1999)
Baier, Klaus
Arnoldi, Horst
Convergence by telecommunication – A theoretical approach for economic Geography
Journal Article (1999)
Baier, Klaus