Prof. Georg Teutsch completed his undergraduate degree in Geology at the University of Tübingen. He then went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Hydrogeology at the University of Birmingham, where he graduated in 1980. Prof. Teutsch began his professional career as a Hydrologist at the Ministry of Agriculture and Water in Saudi-Arabia, where he led the Groundwater Resources Group and National Water Plan Team. After defending his doctoral thesis on Groundwater models in karst terrains at the University of Tübingen, he was appointed as Associate Professor in Geohydrology at the University of Stuttgart. Following this, he accepted the offer of a Full Professor position in Hydrology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig.
In 1998, he took up the position of Director of the Centre for Applied Geoscience (ZAG) at the University of Tübingen, where he worked until 2003. Since 2004, Prof. Teutsch has served as Scientific Managing Director of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), one of the leading research institutes in the field of integrated environmental assessment and a major hub for landscape-oriented environmental research with its headquarter in Leipzig.
Prof. Teutsch has over 38 years of professional experience both in academia and practice focusing on water resource assessment and water planning in a variety of environments, including semi-arid and arid regions, as well as groundwater quality and contaminant remediation using innovative technologies.