Dr Bentje Brauns

Dr Bentje Brauns

Hydrogeologist

Location: BGS Wallingford

Tel: 01491 69 2331

E-mail Dr Bentje Brauns

Research interests

  • Water resources in Africa and Asia - recharge, water quality, impacts from agricultural activities
  • Water management (especially in developing countries)
  • Surface water-groundwater interactions and hyporheic zone processes
  • Tracer tests

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2018 –2021 : The European Groundwater Drought Initiative (GDI): Assess and model groundwater drought status across Europe, investigate the impacts of groundwater drought, and build a community to grow our understanding of groundwater drought (NERC-funded, twitter: @GDI_Europe)
  • 2017 –2020 : As part of the UPSCAPE project: Groundwater recharge processes and urban surface water-groundwater interactions in Bangalore, India (Newton-Babba funded, facebook: Upscapewater)
  • 2017 –2021 : CEPHaS: Understand impacts of conservation agriculture on soil and water in southern Africa (Supported by GCRF, twitter: @CEPHaS_Soil)
  • 2017 –2019 : Study of the hyporheic zone in areas of groundwater-surface water connectivity in the Skerne Catchment. EA-BGS collaboration

Biography

  • 2017 – ongoing : Hydrogeologist, British Geological Survey
  • 2016 –2017 : Postdoc, Technical University of Denmark
  • 2012 –2016 : PhD, Technical University of Denmark & Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 –2011 : MSc University of Gottingen, Hydrogeology & Environmental Sciences
  • 2005 –2008 : BSc Brandenburg Tech. Univ., Environmental & Resource Management