Graduate Program Board Member

Theresa Frommen studied Geological Sciences with a focus on Hydrogeology at Freie Universität Berlin, RWTH Aachen University and University of Manchester. After her Masters, she was a research associate and doctoral student at the Hydrogeology Group, Institute of Geological Sciences, FU Berlin, doing research about participatory methods in hydrogeology with a focus on India. She lived and worked from September 2016 to January 2018 in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Since September 2019, Theresa is a Postdoc within the group of Prof. Dr. Tobias Krüger in the frame of the Geo.X Young Academy ‘Geo.Society’.

Research Interests

  • Understanding the connection between groundwater and society
  • Understanding why and where conflicts about groundwater arise
  • Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary cooperation and approaches
  • Science communication


Friis, C., Hernández-Morcillo, M., Baumann, M., Coral, C., Frommen, T., Ghoddousi, A., Loibl, D. & Rufin, P. (2021) Bridging scales in interdisciplinary human-environment research: Challenges and solutions. Sustainability Sciences. (in preparation)

Frommen, T. & Moss, T. (2021) Pasts and presents of urban socio-hydrogeology: groundwater levels in Berlin, 1870-2020. (submitted to „Water“, July 2021)

Frommen, T., Groeschke, M., Noelscher, M. & Schneider, M. (2021) Anthropogenic and Geogenic Influences on Peri-Urban Aquifers in Semi-Arid Regions – Insights from a Case Study in Northeast Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Hydrogeology Journal,

Lebek, K. Frommen, T. & Krüger, T. (2020) How and why to walk the bridge between the social and the natural:Human-water perspectives from above and below the ground. In: Bronstert, A. et al. (eds) Hydrologie: Verbindung der Umweltsphären und –disziplinen, Tag der Hydrologie, Potsdam, Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung Heft 42.20.

Frommen, T. (2018) Wasserversorgung in Indien – Konflikt & Lösung aus hydrogeolo-gischer Sicht. perspektive mediation, 4-2018.

Groeschke, M., Frommen, T., Winkler, A., & Schneider, M. (2017) Sewage-Borne Ammonium at a River Bank Filtration Site in Central Delhi, India: Simplified Flow and Reactive Transport Modeling to Support Decision- Making about Water Management Strategies. Geosciences, 7(3), 48.

Groeschke, M., Frommen, T., Taute, T., & Schneider, M. (2017) The impact of sewage-contaminated river water on groundwater ammonium and arsenic concentrations at a riverbank filtration site in central Delhi, India. Hydrogeology Journal,

Groeschke, M., Frommen, T., Grützmacher, G., Schneider, M. & Sehgal, D. (2015) Applica-tion of Bank Filtration in Aquifers Affected by Ammonium – The Delhi Example. In: Wintgens et al. (eds.) Natural Water Treatment Systems for Safe and Sustainable Water Sup-ply in the Indian Context: Saph Pani. IWA Publishing, London.

Kretzschmar, T.G. & Frommen, T. (2013) Stable isotope composition of surface and groundwater in Baja California. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 7: 451-454.