Person

Dr. rer. nat.

Klaus Baier

M. A.

Senior Scientist

Klaus Baier
Chair of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

Address

Building: 1540

Room: 201

Lochnerstraße 4-20

52056 Aachen

Contact

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

Research Interests

I am a geoscientist and my research interests are the interactions between humans and the environment. So far, I have mainly investigated these issues using urban spaces (e.g. megacities) and water resources in Asia. I am also interested in land use changes and their interactions with the environment. I have done research on this in fast growing cities. Furthermore, I worked with agent simulations to simulate human-environment interactions in megacities.

Past Projects

Analysis of Informal Dynamics in Mega Urban Areas – Based on Spatial Structures and Steering Mechanisms Focused on Water in the Pearl River Delta (China)| 2007-2011 | DFG Priority Program 1233 | PI: Klaus Baier | Partners: Rainer Wehrhahn (Christian Albrecht Universität zu Kiel, Deutschland). More Information

Interaction between Urabinization and Water Management | 2010-2015 | DAAD | PI: Klaus Baier | Partners: Ramakar Jha (NIT Patna (India), Mukesh (NIT Raipur (India)). More Information

SiKAMUS | 2013 | DFG, RWTH Aachen University, Seed Fund | PI: Klaus Baier | Partner: Gerhard Lakemeyer (RWTH Aachen University), Germany. More Information

Professional Experience

Since 2004 Senior Scientist, Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University
2001-2003 Scientific Associate, Department of Geography, RWTH Aachen University

Education

2001-2005 PhD Economic Geography, Department of Geography, RWTH Aachen University
1993-2000 M.A. Economic Geography, Geography, Psychology, RWTH Aachen University

Academic Activities

Review Services for International Journals and Funding Agencies

Siemens scholar competition
Interdisciplinary distance learning course ‘environmental science’ of the distance University Hagen
Mentor in the program ‘Lebensweg inklusive - KompetenzTandems für Studentinnen‘ of the Hildegardis-Verein

Theses (Co-) Supervised

Over 30 MSc theses and around 10 BSc theses (co-)supervised since 2011.

Trainings

Courses on management, finances, and leadership

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)
GIS-Based Assessment of Urban Groundwater Pollution Potential Using Water Quality Indices
Contribution to a book (2021)
Sinha, Manish Kumar (Corresponding author)
Rajput, Preeti
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Analysis of Intensity–Duration–Frequency and Depth–Duration–Frequency Curve Projections Under Climate Variability
Contribution to a book (2021)
Sinha, Manish Kumar
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
Verma, M. K.
Jha, Ramakar (Corresponding author)
Response of urban lakes due to informal urban settlements : a case study in Raipur city
Contribution to a book (2021)
Sinha, Manish Kumar
RajputPreeti
Baier, Klaus
AzzamRafig
Kumar, VermaMukesh
JhaRamakar
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, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2018)
Sinha, Manish Kumar (Corresponding author)
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 (Corresponding author)
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 (Corresponding author)
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 (Corresponding author)
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 (Corresponding author)
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 (Corresponding author)
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 (corresponding author)
Baier, Klaus
Jha, Ramakar
Ahmed, Shakeel
Azzam, Rafig
Towards Using i* for Modelling Mega-Urban Processes
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2014)
Liebenberg, Martin (Corresponding author)
Mataré, Victor (Corresponding author)
Baier, Klaus (Corresponding author)
Lakemeyer, Gerhard (Corresponding author)
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 (Editor)
Baier, Klaus (Editor)
Romich, Manfred F. (Editor)
Groundwater Vulnerability of Guangzhou Mega City, China
Contribution to a book, 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 (Editor)
Fernández-Steeger, Tomás Manuel (Editor)
Heinrichs, Kurt (Editor)
Neukum, Christoph (Editor)
Post, Claudia (Editor)
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 (Editor)
Strohschön, Ramona (Editor)
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 book, 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 book, 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 book, 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 book, 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 book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2009)
Strohschön, Ramona
Baier, Klaus
Azzam, Rafig
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
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
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
Report (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 book, 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