Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of the RWTH Aachen University

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A helpful guide for groundwater seekers in India


After my blog-Traditional Groundwater Diviners in India, in which I criticized the false practices of traditional groundwater diviners, I received some comments and responses from our blog followers in India. Most of them were farmers or people who were looking for the proper sources which will provide scientific guidance in seeking exact locations for drilling of bore wells. I tried to help them as per my knowledge of the region. Read more »

Writing an Article

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Writing an Article is quite a hard job, but a very nice one, too. Mostly when we do our dissertation, we spend our time with thinking, doing research in the internet, speaking rarely with some persons who understand our thoughts. But for the article we are usually working in a group, so this is already a lot of fun, because we are able to share our thoughts. Then we put all our thoughts together in some writing and again we discuss, how everything can fit in a nicely way. Read more »

A Tour Through Dharavi – One of South Asia’s Biggest Slums


If you come to Mumbai as a tourist for a few days and you spend your time in the posh southern tip of the city, around the Gateway of India and Marine Drive, it is easy to forget that a big part of the urban population in India lives in slums and has to fight for a livelihood every day. Around 60% of the citizens of Mumbai live in slums and Dharavi, with a population of at least half a million, probably has become the most famous one of them, especially after the success of the movie “Slumdog Millionaire”. Read more »

Future Dialogue 2011 – Conference on challenges and opportunities of rapid urbanization

Future Dialogue 2011

On Saturday, September 24th the third Future Dialogue Conference took place in New Delhi. The Dialogue is designed to address important global issues and is organized by the German Max Planck Society and Siemens. The aim of the event is to bring together scientists, business leaders, policy makers and thinkers to discuss problems, talk together and find solutions. Read more »