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Professor Thorsten Wagener

Analysis of Hydrologic Systems

Hydrology analyses the movement and storage of water in complex environmental systems in which humans are important actors. A systems approach is needed to adequately understand this dynamic physical and socio-economic system with the goal to provide water security for people and nature. My group develops and applies systems methods to advance hydrologic theory, and to build and evaluate predictive models for sustainable water management. Particular current interests are predictions in ungauged basins, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, catchment classification, and the integrated assessment of change impacts.

A basic assumption in all my efforts is that education and research are inherently related and cannot be treated separately. Current educational interests include the development of freely available teaching material for hydrologists worldwide.

I am always looking for highly motivated graduate students and postdocs to join my group. If any of the above topics (both research and education) interest you, then please contact me.

Research keywords

  • Hydrology
  • Water resource management
  • Global change
  • Uncertainty and risk
  • Ecosystem services