Seminar on Prediction of Flash Floods by Prof Hayley Fowler & Prof Markus Disse

Presentations by:
Hayley Fowler, Professor of Climate Change Impacts: Intensification of short-duration rainfall extremes and implications for flash flood risks in the UK
Markus Disse, Professor in Hydrology and River Basin Management: Flash floods in Bavaria: Recording, Exploring, Evaluating - The Project HiOS

Biography of the speakers:

Professor Hayley Fowler is Professor of Climate Change Impacts in the Centre for Earth Systems Engineering Research, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University, where she have worked since 2001. She held a NERC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from 2006-2010 and won a Philip Leverhulme Award in 2011.

Professor Fowler’s current research fits into five main themes:
• Impacts of climate variability and change on water resource systems
• Modelling and analysis of current and future extremes of rainfall causing droughts and floods
• Relative impacts of land use change and climate change/variability on flooding
• Evidence of climate change outside the European region
• Climate model validation, downscaling techniques and uncertainty

Professor Markus Disse is Professor in Hydrology and River Basin management at Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Munich. In 1995 he received a doctorate for his work on groundwater recharge and regional evapotranspiration. Subsequently he accepted an appointment at the German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) in Koblenz where he conducted research on the morphology of water bodies and flood modeling. In 2013 he was given a faculty appointment at TUM. His experimental research concentrates on hydrological processes in steep drainage basins with the main emphasis on runoff generation and concentration as well as snow measurement and modeling.

The research interests of Professor Disse focus on three different areas:
• Process-based hydrological modeling of river basins,
• Flood risk management and
• Sustainable management of water resources.

Chairman: Roland Löwe, Associate Professor DTU Environment

The seminar is organized in relation the Doctoral defence by Professor Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen, DTU Environment, "Panta Rhei - Non-stationarity in planning, designing and operating urban drainage systems" the same afternoon

Looking forward to seeing you!


Tue 28 Jan 20
10:00 - 12:00


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