Dr. Timo Falkenberg

Research themes
  • Water resources (management)
  • Health and sanitation
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
  • Health
Research countries
  • India
Research projects

Fortschrittskolleg 'One Health and urban transformation'

Working groups

AK Gesundheitsgeographie (Health Geography)

AK Süd-Asien (South Asia)


ZEFc Disciplinary Course: Public Health

ZEF Interdisciplinary Course: One Health

BSc Geography: "Introduction to Health Geography"

MSc Geography: "Ecologies of Health and Disease"

Social Medicine (medical facilty)

MSc Global Health (Module 7 and Module 9)

Tutorship of doctoral candidates

Anna Brückner, Krupali Patel, Jessica Felappi, Juliana Paris, Joshua Ntajal, Berenice Fischer, Yasobant Sandul, Dennis Schmiege, Koissi Savi, Philipp Swoboda, Ana Perez Arrendondo, Samara Gomes, Annie Nana, Vivek Kumar, Milena Guerrero


Dr. rer. nat. (medical geography); MSc Development Administration and Planning; BSc (hon) Public Health

Funding institutions

Ministry of Culture and Reasearch, NRW

Research partners

Institut für Hygiene und Öffentliche Gesundheit, Universität Bonn

Geo Health Center, Universität Bonn

Indian Insitute of Public Health - Gandhinagar (IIPHG)

University of São Paulo (USP)

Institute of Social, Statistical and Economic Research (ISSER)

Research affiliation



Ntajal, J., Falkenberg, T., Kistemann, T., Evers, M..  2020.  Influences of Land-Use Dynamics and Surface Water Systems Interactions on Water-Related Infectious Diseases—A Systematic Review.  Water, 12(3)   : 631   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Schmiege, D., Evers, M., Kistemann, T., Falkenberg, T..  2020.  What drives antibiotic use in the community? A systematic review of determinants in the human outpatient sector.  International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 226   : 113497   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Anthonj C. and T. Falkenberg.  2019.  Thirst World? Linking Water and Health in the Context of Development.  In: Foley, Kearns, Kistemann, Wheeler (eds.): Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing: Hydrophilia Unbounded. Routledge.   Chapter 11.  Further Information
Sandul, Y., Bruchhausen, W., Saxena, D., Falkenberg, T..  2019.  One health collaboration for a resilient health system in India: Learnings from global initatives.  One Health, 8   : 100096   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Sandul, Y., Saxena, D., Bruchhausen, W., Memon, F.Z., Falkenberg, T..  2019.  Multi-sectoral prioritization of zoonotic diseases: One health perspective from Ahmedabad, India.  PLoS ONE, 14(7)   : e0220152   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Falkenberg & Saxena.  2018.  Impact of Wastewater-Irrigated Urban Agriculture on Diarrhea Incidence in Ahmedabad, India.  IJCM, 2 (43)   : 102-106   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Falkenberg, Saxena, Kistemann.  2018.  Impact of wastewater-irrigation on in-household water contamination. A cohort study among urban farmers in Ahmedabad, India.  Science of The Total Environment, 639   : 988-996   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Falkenberg, T. & Kistemann, T..  2018.  Wasser - Gesundheitsressource und Krankheitsquelle.  Geographische Rundschau, 1 (70)   : 32 - 37   . Further Information
Sandul, Y., Bruchhausen, W., Saxena, D., Falkenberg, T..  2018.  Convergence model for effectual prevention and control of zoonotic diseases: A health system study on 'One Health' appraoch in Ahmedabad, India.  Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(1)   : 124   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Falkenberg, T.  2016.  Wastewater-Irrigated Urban Agriculture in the Context of WASH in Ahmedabad, India - The Impact of Irrigation Water Quality on the Incidence of Diarrhea.  Doctoral Thesis at  Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Falkenberg, T..  2016.  WASH and Wastewater-Irrigated Urban Agriculture in Ahmedabad, India.  WHO CC Newsletter Water & Risk, 24   : 4-7   . (Open Access)   Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
and Downloads

Timo Falkenberg

Associated Researcher

Ecology and Natural Resources Management