Teaching and research areas

  • International water management and conflict resolution in transboundary watersheds
  • Global change and global resources
  • Material flow and resource management
  • Resource efficiency, environmental management and sustainable resource management
  • Ecologically oriented planning, environmental planning and ecological monitoring
  • Land recycling, remediation strategies for water and soil, alternative building materials and safe working in contaminated areas
  • Nature-based solutions, green infrastructure and climate adaptation
  • River engineering, biological engineering and implementation EU-WFD

Professional profile

since 2015Professor for International Water Management and Study Course Director of the master program "Ecological Engineering" at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal
2006extra occupational doctorate at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, specialization hydrogeology
seit 2004authorised and sworn expert for the investigation, rehabilitation and assessment of polluted sites at the chamber of commerce Southwest Saxony
2003 - 2015Head of the Department "Environmental Remediation Concepts" at C & E Consulting and Engineering GmbH Chemnitz
1996 - 2003Managing Director and Partner of Hydroisotop-Piewak GmbH Chemnitz
1994 - 1996Research associate at Piewak & Partner GmbH Bayreuth
1989 - 1994Study of geology at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, specialization hydrogeology
1986 - 1989Skilled Worker of Geology at VEB Braunkohlenbohrungen and Schachtbau Welzow

Projekts

Projects / Research Areas

Research Topics

  • International Water and Waste Management, Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  • Cross-border water management and conflict resolution strategies
  • Material flow and resource management, sustainability strategies
  • Mining restoration and planning
  • Nature-based solutions, green infrastructure and climate adaptation
  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 

Selected research projects

  • TRANSPOND Transboundary Pollution after Natural Disasters: Monitoring and Infor-mation System for Radioactive Pollution, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 2017 – 2020
  • WATERMAS Water Management and Climate Change in the Focus of International Master Programs, funded by the European Commission, 2017 – 2019
  • MAREX Management of Mineral Resource Extraction in Hoa Binh Province - A Contribution to Sustainable Development in Vietnam, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 2015 – 2018
  • NanoSuppe - Behaviour of engineered nanoparticles in the pathway wastewater - sewage sludge - plant using the examples TiO2, CeO2, MWCNT and quantum dots, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 2014 – 2017
  • SAFEUSE – Options for the Rehabilitation and Management Concept for the Landfill Gò Cát in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 2013 – 2016
  • Hydromorphological development potential of rivers of the 1st and 2nd order in the Free State of Saxony, funded by the State Reservoir Administration of Saxony and the Saxon State Office for Agriculture, Environment and Geology, 2012-2013
  • Effects of climate change on the biological environmental quality components of fish and macrozoobenthos of the Water Framework Directive in Saxony, funded by the Saxon State Office for Agriculture, Environment and Geology, 2010-2011,
  • Studies on the occurrence, sources and elimination possibilities of certain hazardous substances in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants in Saxony, funded by the  Saxon State Office for Environment and Geology, 2005-2010
  • Effects of climate change on water-dependent ecosystems, funded by the  Saxon State Office for Environment and Geology, 2005-2006
  • Consequences of climate change for nature conservation - Selected ecosystems and species, funded by the  Saxon State Office for Environment and Geology, 2004-2005
  • Elaboration of a saxon-wide monitoring concept for the WFD reporting relevant Saxon rivers and comparison with the existing FFH monitoring concept for the respective water body habitat types, funded by the  Saxon State Office for Environment and Geology, 2004-2006
  • Assessment of the state of science and technology in the geochemical characterization of nuclear repository sites and in the integration of geochemical processes in safety analyzes of repositories in various host rock formations, funded by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection, 2003 - 2005
  • ERMITE - Environmental Regulation of Waters in the European Union, FP5-EVK1-CT-2000-00078, funded by the European Commission, 2001-2002
  • Criteria for the database for the long-term safety analysis of repositories; funded by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection, 2000 - 2003
  • Behavior of radionuclides in the flooding of lignite mines; funded by the Saxon State Office for Environment and Geology, 2001-2002
  • Alternative methods of treating flood waters in mining; funded by the Saxon State Office for the Environment and Geology, 1998-2000
  • Water balance and transport of pollutants, with particular reference to radionuclides in the vicinity of the uranium settlers Helmsdorf / Dänkritz; funded by the Saxon State Ministry for the Environment and Regional Development, 1994 -1996

Selected Consulting and Planning Projects

National

  • Hydrological report for the Bode and Zillierbach Reservoirs, 2013 - 2014
  • Groundwater Report Saxony-Anhalt, 2012 - 2013
  • Determination of geogenic background pollution by heavy metals in surface waters in Saxony-Anhalt (2008-2009, 2012-2013), the West Harz, Lower Saxony (2011-2014), Thuringia (2011-2012) and North Rhine-Westphalia (2010-2011)
  • Ecological optimization and appraisal for the hydropower stations Altwiesenhaus, Herrenwiese, Hammergraben and Brunner, including sediment management concept, 2009 - 2010
  • Integrated climate protection concept for the city of Pirna, 2011 - 2012
  • Integrated climate protection and adaptation concept for the city of Chemnitz, 2008 - 2012
  • Hydrogeological preservation of evidence for the construction project: New Erfurt line - Leipzig / Halle of DB Projektbau GmbH, planning section 2.1 (Finnetunnel) and planning section 2.5 (Saale-Elster viaduct), 2007 - 2016
  • Project control for the elaboration of the flood protection concept for waters of 2nd order including the preparation of the hazard maps for the flood generation area Geising / Altenberg, 2006 - 2007.
  • Planning preparatory investigations for the flood retention basins Jahnsdorf, Müglitztal and Bad Gottleuba, 2003 - 2008
  • Project management for the development of flood protection concepts and hazard maps, lot 1: Große Röder; Lot 2: Kleine Röder; Lot 3: Wesenitz; Lot 4: Sebnitz / Polenz / Lachsbach, 2003 - 2004.

International

  • Conducting integrated environmental impact assessment and feasibility study for the environmental remediation of uranium legacy sites of Min-Kush and Shekaftar in the Kyrgyz Republic, EuropeAid/135725/DH/SER/KG, 2015 – 2017
  • Conducting an Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Feasibility Study for the Management and Remediation of Damaged Ecological System of Uranium Production Legacy Sites Charkesar and Yangiabad in Uzbekistan, 2012/S 218-358178, 2013 – 2015
  • Development of the method for the remediation activities at the former uranium facility “Pridneprovskiy Chemical Plant”, Ukraine, EuropeAid/134871/C/SER/UA, 2014 - 2016
  • Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Facilities Poltava, Kirovograd, Vinnytsa, and Dnipropetrowsk, Ukraine, 2012
  • Supervision of Works Contracts on Waste Management Infrastructure in the Northern Part of Cyprus, EuropeAid/126761/C/SER/C, 2012 - 2013
  • Revision of the ’National Plan for the Management of Sewage Sludge from Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants in Bulgaria, 2010 – 2013
  • Technical Assistance for Preparation of 5 Projects in the Environmental Sector (Integrated Waste Management Systems for the Counties Botosani, Calarasi, Vaslui, Suceava, Olt, Romania), ISPA 2005/RO/16/P/PA/001-04, 2008 – 2011
  • Preparation of a Safety and Environmental Assessment and Design of Remediation Works for Uranium Tailings at AMCO Site, Kitwe, Zambia, 2009
  • Integrated waste management, capacity building, closure of old landfill in Ciudad Valles and Design of the new municipal landfill in Mexiko, 2007
  • Technical Assistance for Management and Supervision ISPA Contracts in the Solid Waste Sector in Arges” EuropeAid/122694/D/SER/RO, 2007 – 2011
  • Water Management Concept for the Former Copper Mining Area Medetska/Bulgaria, 2006

Memberships

  • International Mine Water Organisation (IMWA)
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
  • Ecological Engineering Association (IÖV)

Contact

Prof. Dr. rer. nat Petra Schneider

Tel.: (0391) 886 4577
Fax: (0391) 886 4430
E-Mail: petra.schneider@hs-magdeburg.de
visitors adress: Building 6, Room 2.10

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