Dr. Julia Derx
Tel.: +43-1-58801-406653

Centre for Water Resource Systems,
Vienna University of Technology,
Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Institute of Hydrology and Water Resource Management,

Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna, Austria




Derx, J., Farnleitner, A.H., Zessner, M. and Blaschke, A.P Evaluating the effect of temperature induced water viscosity and density fluctuations on virus and DOC removal during river bank filtration – a scenario analysis. River Systems

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Julia Derx


Research Interests


•    The interaction processes between groundwater and rivers
•    Identification of the determining factors for microbial transport in groundwater during riverbank filtration
•    The interface between hydrology and ecology (e.g. for river restoration projects)

Julia has worked in the field of groundwater flow analyses. Her work has formed part of a large, multidisciplinary project funded by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, a project funded by the Austrian Railway Corporation (ÖBB) and a project funded by the Vienna Water Works. Julia has worked on groundwater monitoring and groundwater modelling with Ass. Prof. Dr. Alfred Paul Blaschke. Julia’s research has focussed on developing the understanding of the interaction processes of groundwater flow and transport and has been at the interface between hydrological, ecological and microbial sciences. She has also investigated the role of river water fluctuations on the attenuation of substances within the river – aquifer mixing zone.


Key Facts


Julia obtained a degree in Civil Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology in 2005. Her interest in water resources developed when she took classes in water resources, hydrology, groundwater modelling and hydrometry. She then worked part-time for a water engineering consultancy during 2000 – 2002 and as a student assistant at the Department for Water Resource Management at the TU Vienna from 2004 - 2005. Her Masters dissertation examined the tidal influence on sea – aquifer interaction at the University of Queensland, Australia, where she was pleased to have the opportunity to work.

Julia has attended and presented at several international conferences and has reviewed articles for the Journal of Hydrology, Air, Water, & Soil Pollution and Water Science and Technology.