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2021-08-19Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3390/w13162261
Pasts and Presents of Urban Socio-Hydrogeology: Groundwater Levels in Berlin, 1870−2020
dc.contributor.authorFrommen, Theresa
dc.contributor.authorMoss, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-13T12:24:57Z
dc.date.available2021-10-13T12:24:57Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-19none
dc.date.updated2021-09-13T16:14:27Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/24184
dc.description.abstractAlthough it is self-evident that today’s groundwater issues have a history that frames both problems and responses, these histories have received scant attention in the socio-hydrogeological literature to date. This paper aims to enrich the field of socio-hydrogeology with a novel, historical perspective on groundwater management whilst simultaneously demonstrating the value to water history of engaging with groundwater. This is achieved by applying hydrogeological, socio-hydrogeological, and historical methods in an interdisciplinary and collaborative research process while analysing a case study of urban groundwater management over a 150-year period. In the German capital Berlin, local aquifers have always been central to its water supply and, being close to the surface, have made for intricate interactions between urban development and groundwater levels. The paper describes oscillations in groundwater levels across Berlin’s turbulent history and the meanings attached to them. It demonstrates the value to socio-hydrogeology of viewing the history of groundwater through a socio-material lens and to urban history of paying greater attention to subsurface water resources. The invisibility and inscrutability associated with groundwater should not discourage attention, but rather incite curiosity into this underexplored realm of the subterranean city, inspiring scholars and practitioners well beyond the confines of hydrogeology.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectBerlineng
dc.subjectgroundwater levelseng
dc.subjectsocio-hydrogeologyeng
dc.subjecturban historyeng
dc.subject.ddc630 Landwirtschaft und verwandte Bereichenone
dc.subject.otherBerlinnone
dc.subject.othergroundwater levelsnone
dc.subject.othersocio-hydrogeologynone
dc.subject.otherurban historynone
dc.titlePasts and Presents of Urban Socio-Hydrogeology: Groundwater Levels in Berlin, 1870−2020none
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/24184-7
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/w13162261none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/23524
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
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local.edoc.pages21none
local.edoc.anmerkungThis article was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Open Access Publication Fund of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.none
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local.edoc.container-volume13none
local.edoc.container-issue16none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
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dc.identifier.eissn2073-4441
local.edoc.affiliationFrommen, Theresa; Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, 10099 Berlin, Germany, theresa.frommen@hu-berlin.denone
local.edoc.affiliationMoss, Timothy; Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, 10099 Berlin, Germany, timothy.moss@hu-berlin.denone

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