Integrated model for soil and water quality

For the evaluation of effects of changes in soil and water on the soil water system mathematical models are indispensable. The formulation process in those constructed models is usually based on research (model) systems in laboratories.

To use such models with sufficient confidence in real situations it is necessary to validate it and if necessary adapt the model. It is important to make the uncertainties of model predictions transparent. To use the model  in alternating wet and dry systems it is necessary to add modules for oxygen transport and oxidation and reduction reactions.

The goal of this project is to develop an integrated model for the soil-water system for evaluating effects of management on soil and water quality.

The result is that researchers of scientific institutes use this integrated model for the evaluation of scenarios and the development and support of standards.