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Prof. Dr. Siegfried Demuth

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Demuth

Apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. der Hydrologie

Director
International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (UNESCO)

Head of the Secretariat of the German IHP/HWRP National Committee
Hosted by the Federal Institute of Hydrology

Contact:
Federal Institute of Hydrology
P.O. Box 200253
D-56002 Koblenz, Deutschland

Telefon: +49 (0) 261 1306 5313
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Research topics

  • Climate Change Impact Studies
  • Regionalisation
  • Low Flow and Drought
  • Statistical Hydrological Modelling
  • Hydrology of Arid Regions

Short CV

Academic Education

Since 1999: Adjunct Professor of Hydrology at the Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg, Germany
1993: Privatdozent (venia legendi), Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg, Germany
1993: Habilitation, University of Freiburg, Germany
1985: PhD, Doctor Degree in Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Freiburg, Germany
1981: Diploma in Physical Geography/Hydrology
1974 – 1981: Study of Physical Geography/Hydrology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Meteorology, University of Freiburg, Germany

Activities

Since 2015: Director of the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, UNESCO Category 2 Centre
Since 2015: Director of the Secretariat of the German IHP/HWRP National Committee
2006 – 2015: Head of the section Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity of the Hydrological Sciences Division in the Natural Sciences Sector of UNESCO
2003 – 2006: Director of the Secretariat of the German International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO and the Hydrology and Water Management Programme (HWRP) of WMO
2002 – 2003: Consulting in the fields of hydrology, climate change and water management
1997 – 2001: Hochschuldozent, Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg
1989 – 1997: Senior researcher at the Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg
1985 – 1988: Visiting scientist at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH, former Institute of Hydrology), Wallingford, UK

Awards

2007 Granted the CSIRO Medal for Research Achievements for research that has significantly advanced the sustainable management of Australia’s water resources, specifically within the irrigation sector
2009: Granted UNESCO‘s Team Award for the Natural Sciences Sector on: “UNESCO Addresses Water Hazards through an Integrated Approach.“

Committees

Since 2017: Hydrological Advisor of the President of the German Weather Service to WMO
Since 2017: International Advisory Committee of the United Nations University – Institute for Water Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), Hamilton, Canada
Since 2016: Scientific Advisory Board for the “Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA)”, organised by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
Since 2016: International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine basin (CHR) (German representative)
2007 – 2013: UNESCO Intersectoral Platform for “Climate Change”
2007 – 2015 UN Task Force on Water and Climate (UNESCO representative)
2005 – 2006: German IAHS-Committee (Chairman)
2005 – 2009: International Commission on Surface Water (ICSW), International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) (President)
2004 – 2006: Commission for Hydrology (CHy) of WMO, (representative of Region IV)
2004 – 2006: UNESCO IHP Bureau (representative of Region I)
2003 – 2006: German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV)
2003 – 2006: German IGCP National Committee (International Geophysical Correlation Programme)
2003 – 2006: German IOC Section (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission)
2003 – 2006: German MAB National Committee (Man and Biosphere)
2003 – 2006: German UNESCO Commission
2003 – 2006: Hydrological Extremes of DWA
2003 – 2006: DWA (Advisory Board)
2003 – 2006: International Commission of the River Danube
2003 – 2006: International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine basin (CHR) (German representative)
2003 – 2006: FRIEND/ERB working group (Chairman)
2003 – 2006: Hydrological Advisor of the President of the German Weather Service to WMO
2002 – 2006: Hydrological Science Journal (HSJ) (associate editor)
2000 – 2006: Working group on low-flow (ATV-DVWK)
2000 – 2004: Research Council of Norway for Hydrology (reviewer)
1999 – 2003: International Commission on Surface Water (ICSW) of the International Association of the Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) (Secretary)
1999 – 2003: ERB European Research Basin group (German representative in the steering committee)
1999 – 2003: Northern European FRIEND group (German representative in the steering committee)
1999 – 2003: FRIEND Low-Flow group (national coordinator)
1999 – 2003: Northern & Western European FRIEND/ERB group (Flow Regimes from International Network Data/European Research Basin Network) (Chairman)
1999 – 2006: German IAHS Committee
1997 – 2006: Steering Committee of Northern and Western European FRIEND at the FRIEND/AMHY group (AMHY-Alpine and Mediterranean Hydrology)
1996: National working group “Future of Hydrology” in Germany
1995 – 2006: Journal ‘Freiburger Schriften zur Hydrologie’, Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg (co-editor)
1988 – 1993: Commission establishing a diploma study programme in hydrology at the Faculty of Geo-Sciences (Diploma in Hydrology, MSc), Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg
1998 – 2001: Examination Board for Hydrology, Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg
1989 – 2001: Student advisor, Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg
1985 – 2006: Northern European FRIEND-Low Flow Group (FRIEND: Flow Regimes from International and Experimental Network Data)
1985 – 1988: UNESCO IHP FRIEND (FRIEND: Flow Regimes from International and Experimental Network Data)-Programme (co-founder)

Publications

Sheffield, J., E. F. Wood, N. Chaney, K. Guan, S. Sadri, X. Yuan, L. Olang, A. Amani, Ab. Ali, S. Demuth and Laban Ogallo (2013) A Drought Monitoring and Forecasting System for Sub-Sahara African Water Resources and Food Security. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00124.1.

Marathe, K. and S. Demuth (2013) National Drought Policy Guidebook. Water Research and Management. Journal of Serbian Water Pollution Control Society. Vol. 3, No. 3, 3-12.

Demuth, S. & B. Radojevic (2011) Global Change and its Impact on Water Resources: the Role of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme. Water Research and Management, Journal of Serbian Water Pollution Control Society, Vol. 1, No. 1, 7-15.

Hannah, D.M., Demuth S., Van Lanen, H.A.J., Looser, U., Prudhomme, C., Rees, R., Stahl, K., L. M. Tallaksen (2010) Large-scale river flow archives: importance, current status and future needs. Hydrol. Processes, 25, 1191–1200.

Stahl, K., Hisdal, H., Hannaford, J., Tallaksen, L. M., van Lanen, H. A. J., Sauquet, E., Demuth, S., Fendekova, M., and Jódar, J. (2010) Streamflow trends in Europe: evidence from a dataset of near-natural catchments, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2367-2382, doi:10.5194/hess-14-2367-

Fleig, A.K., Tallaksen, L.M., Hisdal, H., S. Demuth (2006) A global evaluation of streamflow drought characteristics. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 10, 535-552.

Konz, M., Uhlenbrook, S., Braun, L., Shresta, A., and S. Demuth (2006) Tradeoffs for the implementation of a process-based catchment model in a poorly gauged, highly glacierized Himalayan headwater. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, 3 (6): 3474 – 3515.

Kotlarski, S., Demuth, S., Uhlenbrook, St. (2004) Der Zusammenhang zwischen atmosphärischer Zirkulation und Niederschlag in Baden-Württemberg Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 2004; 50 (6): 214-225.

Kotlarski, S., Demuth, S., Uhlenbrook, St. (2002) Der Einfluss objektiver Wetterlagenklassifikation auf regionale Niederschlagsmuster. In: Zeitschrift für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung (HW). 46 Jg., Heft 4, 123-128.

Demuth, S. & K. Stahl (2002) Climate variability and drought. Wasser & Boden, 54 (10): 36-40.

Hisdal, H., Stahl, K., Tallaksen, L.M. & Demuth, S. (2001) Have droughts in Europe become more severe or frequent? International Journal of Climatology, 21: 317-333.

Rees G & S. Demuth (2000) The application of modern information system technology in the European FRIEND project. Moderne Hydrologische Informationssysteme, Wasser und Boden 52 (13), 9-13.

Stahl, K. & S. Demuth (1999) Linking stream flow drought to the occurrence of atmospheric circulation pattern. Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ), 44(3), 467-482.

Rodda, H., Demuth, S. & Mehlhorn, J. 1999 Die Anwendung eines Decision Support Systems (CDSS) zur Abschätzung von Nitrateinträgen in das Grundwasser des Zartener Beckens. Zeitschrift für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung. HW 43, H. 3, 125-132.

Rodda, H., Demuth, S. & Shankar, U. (1999) The application of a GIS based Decision Support System to predict nitrate leaching to groundwater in Southern Germany. Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ), 44(2), 221-236.

Rogg, M. & Demuth, S. (1998) Klärschlammapplikation auf landwirtschaftliche Nutzflächen in einem Wasserschutzgebiet der Schutzzone III-Fallstudie Hausen/Freiburg. Gwf Wasser Abwasser, 139, Nr.1, 7-13.

Schreiber, P & Demuth, S. (1997) Regionalisation of low flows in Southwest Germany. Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ), vol. 42, no. 6, 845-858.

Demuth, S. & Destruelle, M. (1997) Optimierung eines Grundwassermessnetzes mit dem Kriging-Verfahren – Fallstudie Böhringer Kiesfeld (Singen/Bodensee). DGM (Deutsche Gewässerkundliche Mitteilungen), 41. Jg., H. 1, 2-8.

Demuth, S. (1992) Dreisamniederung und östlicher Kaiserstuhl. In: Mäckel, R. & Metz, B. (Hrsg.). Schwarzwald und Oberrheintiefland. Eine Einführung in das Exkursionsgebiet in Freiburg im Breisgau. Freiburger Geographische Hefte, H. 36, 209-222.

Demuth, S. (1989) Wasserhaushalt und Salzbilanz der Oase Faiyum (Ägypten). Zeitschrift für Bewässerungswirtschaft, Jg. 24, H.1, 40-56.

Bucher, B., S. Demuth, W. Krueger, H.-J. Paul (1986) AV 1 Vorderer Orient. Hydrogeographie. Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients (TAVO). Sonderforschungsbereich 19 (Hrsg.), 1 Kartenblatt.

Demuth, S. (1986) Die Wasserbeschaffenheit der Oase Faiyum. Zeitschrift für Bewässerungswirtschaft, Jg.21, H.2, 97-111.

Bucher, B. & S. Demuth (1985) Vergleichende Wasserbilanz eines flurbereinigten und eines nicht flurbereinigten Einzugsgebietes im Ostkaiserstuhl für den Zeitraum 1977-1980. (DGM), Jg.29, H.1, 1-4.

Demuth, S. (1985) AV 3 The Lower Nile. Hydrogeography. Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients (TAVO). Sonderforschungsbereich 19 (Hrsg.), 1 Kartenblatt.

Demuth, S. & W. Mauser (1983) Messung und Bilanzierung der Schwebstofffracht. Untersuchungen im Ostkaiserstuhl 1981. Beiträge zur Hydrologie, Jg.9, H.2, 33-55.

Books and chapters in books

Wehn, U., Buytaert, W., Mishra, A., Demuth, S., Jiménez Cisneros, B., Alfonso, L., Stewart, B., Cudennec, Ch. & C. Caponi (2016) Scientific and Technological Innovation. WWAP (United Nations World Water Assessment Programme) 2016. The United Nations; World Water Development Report 2016: Water and Jobs. Paris, UNESCO. p. 117-120.

Buytaert, W., Mishra, A., Demuth, S. & B. Jiménez Cisneros (2016) Alternative water sources. WWAP (United Nations World Water Assessment Programme) 2016. The United Nations; World Water Development Report 2016: Water and Jobs. Paris, UNESCO. p. 113-114.

Buytaert, W., Mishra, A., Demuth, S., Jiménez Cisneros, B., Stewart, B., Caponi, C., & Ch. Cudennec (2016) Climate change and extreme events. WWAP (United Nations World Water Assessment Programme) 2016. The United Nations; World Water Development Report 2016: Water and Jobs. Paris, UNESCO. p. 24-25.

Mishra, A., Demuth, S., & B., Ávila (2015) Enhancing water security: mainstreaming adaptation and resilience through knowledge services. Water, People and Cooperation – 50 years of water programmes for sustainable development at UNESCO. UNESCO 2015, ISBN 978-92-3-100128-4, 208-209.

Dixon, H., Rodda, J., Jenkins, A., Demuth, S. & U., Looser (2013) Sharing water observations: turning local data into global information. Free Flow Reaching Water Security Through Cooperation UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 304-307.

Jiménez-Cisneros, B., Otte, A., de França Doria, M., Arduino, G., Salamé, L., Demuth, S., Mishra, A. & A., Aureli (2013) Water security through science-based cooperation: UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme. Free Flow Reaching Water Security Through Cooperation UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 12-18.

Laaha, G., Demuth, S., Hisdal, H., Kroll, Ch.N., van Lanen, H.A.J., Nester, Th., Roger, M., Sauquet, E., Tallaksen, L.M., Woods, R & A. Young (2013) Prediction of Low Flows in Ungauged Basins. In Blöschel, G., Sivapalan, M., Wagner, Th., Viglione, A. & H. Savenije (eds.) Runoff Prediction in Ungauged Basins. Synthesis across Processes, Places and Scales, Cambridge University Press. 163-188.

Gustard, A., S., Demuth, R., Price & St., Uhlenbrook (2008) Recommendations and Conclusions. In Demuth, S. and Gustard, A. eds. Manual on Low-flow Estimation and Prediction. WMO – Operational Hydrology Report No. 50 / WMO-No. 1029, Geneva, 129-133.

Young, A., D., Hughes, & S., Demuth (2008) Estimating low flows at the ungauged site. In Demuth, S. and Gustard, A. eds. Manual on Low-flow Estimation and Prediction. WMO – Operational Hydrology Report No. 50 / WMO-No. 1029, Geneva, 77-87.

Gustard, A. & S., Demuth (2008) Estimating, predicting and forecasting low flows. In Demuth, S. and Gustard, A. eds. Manual on Low-flow Estimation and Prediction. WMO – Operational Hydrology Report No 50 / WMO No. 1029, Geneva, 16-21.

Gustard, A. & S., Demuth (eds.) (2008) Manual on Low-flow Estimation and Prediction. WMO – Operational Hydrology Report No. 50 / WMO-No. 1029, Geneva.

Graswell, E., Bonell, M., Bossio, D., Demuth, S. & N., Van Giessen (eds.) (2007) Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change. A North-South Analysis. Springer.

Demuth, S. & F., Scissek (2004) Worked Example on Regionalization applying a Multiple Regression Model – learning by screening approach). In: Low Flow and Hydrological Drought (Tallaksen, L.M. & H.A.J., van Lanen (editors)), CD-ROM for Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Developments in Water Sciences 48, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Rees, G., Marsh, T. J., Roald, L., Demuth, S., van Lanen, H.A.J., Kasparek, L. (2004) Hydrological Data. In: Hydrological Drought – Processes and estimation methods for groundwater and streamflow. (edited by Tallaksen, L.M. & H.A.J., van Lanen) Developments in Water Sciences 48, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 99 – 138.

Demuth, S. & A.R., Young (2004) Regionalization Procedures. In: Hydrological Drought – Processes and estimation methods for groundwater and streamflow. (edited by Tallaksen, L.M. & H.A.J., van Lanen) Developments in Water Sciences 48, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 307 – 343.

Demuth, S., Lehner, B. & K., Stahl (2000) Assessment of the vulnerability of a river system to drought. In: Drought and Drought Mitigation in Europe (J.V. Vogt and F. Somma eds.), “Natural and Technological Hazards” Series of Kluwer Academic Publishers, 209-219.

Demuth, S. & A., Mikovari (1997) Gewässer des Festlandes. Die große Bertelsmann Lexikothek. Länder Völker Kontinente, Band 1, 136-146.

Demuth, S. (1993) Untersuchungen zum Niedrigwasser in West-Europa. Habilitationsschrift, Freiburger Schriften zur Hydrologie, Bd. 1, 205 pp.

Demuth, S. (1985) Die Oase Faiyum. Wasserhaushalt und Wasserbeschaffenheit, 178 pp, Datenband 220 pp. Diss. Universität Freiburg.

Conference papers

Grabs, W. & S., Demuth (eds.) 2016) International Conference: Water Resources Assessment and Seasonal Prediction, Proceedings IAHS, No 374.

Demuth, S., Mishra, A., Cudennec, Ch. & G., Young (2014) Hydrological Sciences & Water Security: Past, Present & Future. 11 th Kovacs Colloquium, UNESCO, Paris, 16-17 June 2014.

Van Lanen, H.A.J., Demuth, S. & A., Van der Heijden (eds.) (2014). FRIEND-Water 2014: Extended abstract. Report 7th FRIEND-Water Conference, Montpellier, France, 7-10 October 2014, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Van Lanen, H., Demuth, S., Daniels, T., Hanna, D.M., Laaha, G., Mahe, G. & L.M., Tallaksen (2014) Over 25 years of FRIEND-Water: an overview. Hydrology in a Changing World: Environmental and Human Dimensions. Proceedings of FRIEND-Water 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam, February 2014, IAHS Publication No 363, 1-7.

Demuth, S. (2012) The International Flood Initiative (IFI) – Recent Activities and the Role of the UN. In Advanced Methods for Flood Estimation in a variable and Changing Environment. Abstract Proceedings of the International Conference held in Volos, Greece, 26-28 October 2012, p. 1.

Khan, Sh., Savenije, H., Demuth, S., & P., Hubert (eds.) (2010) Hydro complexity: New Tools for Solving Wicked Water Problems. IAHS Publication No. 338, 272pg.

Khan, Sh., Savenije, H., Demuth, S., & P., Hubert (2010) Tools for analyzing hydro complexity and solving wicked water problems: a synthesis. In: Hydro complexity: New Tools for Solving Wicked Water Problems (Khan, Sh., Savenije, H., Demuth, S., & P. Hubert eds.), IAHS Publication No. 338: 1-10.

Servat, E., Demuth, S., Dezetter, A., & T., Daniell (eds.) (2010) Global Change: Facing Risks and Threats to Water Resources. Proc. of the 6th World FRIEND Conference, Fez, Morocco, IAHS Publication No. 340.

Demuth, S. & J., Gandin (2010) FRIEND 2010 – Footprints of International Cooperation over a Quarter of Century. Proc. of the 6th World FRIEND Conference, Fez, Morocco, IAHS Publication No. 340, 3-10.

Hannah, D M, Demuth, S.; H.A.J. van Lanen, U. Looser, Ch. Prudhomme, G. Rees, K. Stahl, & L. M. Tallaksen (2010) A review of the status, research opportunities and future of large-scale river flow archives. Proc. of the 6th World FRIEND Conference, Fez, Morocco, IAHS Publication No 340, 584-590.

Cluckie, I. Y. Chen, V. Babovic, L. Konikow, A. Mynett, Demuth, S. & D. A., Savic (eds.) (2009). Hydro informatics in hydrology, hydrogeology and water resources. Proceedings of Symposium JS4 held in Hyderabad, India, September 2009, IAHS Publication No 331.

Tchigurinskaia, I, Demuth, S. & P., Hubert (eds.) (2008) River Basins – from Hydrological Science to Water Management. Bassins Versants – de l’hydrologie a la gestion de l’eau. IAHS Publication No. 323.

Tallaksen, L.M., Demuth, S. & H.A.J., van Lanen, (2007) Low flow and drought studies – the Northern European (NE) FRIEND experience. In: Climatic and anthropogenic impacts on the variability of water resources, G. Mahé (Sci. Ed.), FRIEND International Seminar (Montpellier, 22-24 November 2005), Technical Document in Hydrology No. 80, UNESCO Paris Ed., 99-106.

Konz, M., Braun, L.N., Uhlenbrook, St., Demuth, S. & A., Shresta (2006) Regionalization of a process-oriented distributed catchment model for highly glacierized Nepalese head watersheds. (in: Demuth, S., Gustard, A., Planos, E., Scatena, F. & E., Servat (eds.) (2006)) Climate Variability and Change – Hydrological Impact. Vth International FRIEND World Conference, 27 November 1 December 2006, IAHS Publication No. 308, 454-459.

Birkel, Ch. & S., Demuth (2006) Drought in Costa Rica — temporal and spatial behavior, trends and the relationship to atmospheric circulation pattern. (in: Demuth, S., Gustard, A., Planos, E., Scatena, F. & E., Servat (eds) (2006)) Climate Variability and Change – Hydrological Impact. Vth International FRIEND World Conference, 27 November 1 December 2006, IAHS Publication No. 308, 338-343.

Demuth, S., Gustard, A., Planos, E., Scatena, F. & E. Servat (eds.) (2006) Climate Variability and Change – Hydrological Impact. Vth International FRIEND World Conference, 27 November 1 December 2006, IAHS Publication No. 308..

Konz M., Uhlenbrook, St., Braun, L. & S., Demuth (2006) Process-orientated runoff simulation from glacierized Himalayan headwater. EGU (abstract).

Tallaksen, L.M., Demuth, S. & H.A.J., van Lanen (2005) Low flow and drought studies – the Northern European (NE) FRIEND experience. In: Climatic and Anthropogenic Impacts on the Variability of Water Resources, Proceedings of the UNESCO-FRIEND International Seminar, Montpellier, 22-24 November 2005, UNESCO IHP Technical Documents in Hydrology, No. 80, 99-106.

Fleig, A.K., Tallaksen, L.M., Hisdal, H. & S., Demuth (2005) A global evaluation of streamflow drought characteristics (abstract). In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, EGU General Assembly 2005, 24 – 29 April, Vienna, Austria; ISSN 1029-7006.

Demuth, S. (2004) Regionalisierung von Niedrigwasserkenngrößen – Methodische Ansätze und Fallbeispiele. In: Seminar Niedrigwassermanagement am 11./12. November 2004 in Koblenz, Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Heft 7, 119 – 127.

Kotlarski, S., Demuth, S. & St., Uhlenbrook (2003) The impact of atmospheric circulation on regional precipitation patterns. International Conference on Hydrology of the Mediterranean and semi-arid regions, Montpellier, 1-4 April 2003, (poster).

Lanen van, H.A.J. & S., Demuth (editors-in-chief) (2002) 4th International Conference on FRIEND in Cape Town, South Africa, Bridging the gap between research and practice, IAHS Publication No. 274.

Stahl, K., Hassler, B., & S., Demuth (2002) Scenarios assessing the influence of climate variability on drought in Europe. In: Lanen van, H.A.J. & S., Demuth (editors in chief), 4th International Conference on FRIEND in Cape Town, South Africa, Bridging the gap between research and practice, IAHS Publication No. 274, 93-100.

Armbruster, V., Haas, M., Leibundgut, Ch. & S., Demuth (2001) A SVAT-scheme combined with a regionalized base flow separation for large scale groundwater recharge modelling. In: Leibundgut, Ch., Uhlenbrook, St. & J.J., McDonnell (eds.): Runoff Generation and Implications for River Basin Modelling. (Proceedings Freiburg Workshop, Oktober 2000). Freiburger Schriften zur Hydrologie, Band 13, Institut für Hydrologie, Freiburg, Germany, 298-305.

Stahl, K. & S., Demuth (2001) Synoptic meteorology and drought in Europe. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Volume 3, 26th General Assembly EGS, 26-30 March 2001 (Abstract GRA3, 3110).

Demuth, S. & K., Stahl (2001) The study of pan-European droughts as an example of large-scale data requirements. Desertification Convention: Data and Information Requirements for Interdisciplinary Research. Proceedings of the International Workshop held in Alghero, Italy, 9-11 October 1999, (Enne, G., D. Peter & D. D., Pottier (eds.)), 117-124.

Birkenmayer, A., Müller-Wohlfeil, D.-I., Demuth, S. & B., Kronvang (2000) Erica – zwei Pilotstudien für einen paneuropäische Datenbasis im Maßstab 1:250 000. Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (Hrsg.). Gis-gestützte hydrologische Kartenwerke in Mitteleuropa. Beiträge zum internationalen Workshop vom 12.-14.10.1999 in Koblenz, Mitteilung Nr. 21, 130-139.

Demuth, S. (2000) ARIDE – Assessment of the Regional Impact of Droughts in Europe. In: European Climate Science Conference, Vienna 19-23 October 1998. Proceedings CD-ROM. Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Transport.

Rodda, H.J.E., U., Shankar & S., Demuth (1999) The application of geographical information systems to water quality modelling in New Zealand. In: Dietkrüger, B., Kirkby M.J. & U. Schröder (eds.). Regionalization in Hydrology. Proceedings of the Braunschweig Conference, March 1997, IAHS Publication No. 254, 243-251.

Demuth, S. & K., Stahl (1999) ARIDE – an Example of Large Scale Data Requirements across Europe (Extended abstract). International Workshop on Desertification Convention: Data and Information Requirements for Interdisciplinary Research, Alghero, Italy, 9-11 October 1999, 63-64.

Birkenmayer, A., Müller-Wohlfeil, D.-I., Demuth, S. & B., Kronvang (1999) The ERICA 1: 250K Pilot Database (Extended Abstract). The International Conference on Quality, Management and Availability of Data for Hydrology and Water Resources Management, 22-26 March 1999, Koblenz, Germany, 143-146.

Stahl, K. & S., Demuth (1999) Investigating the influence of atmospheric circulation patterns on stream flow drought in southern Germany. XXII General Assembly of the International Union on Geodesy and Geophysics, 19-30 July 1999, Birmingham, UK Symposium 1: Hydrological Extremes: Understanding, Predicting, Mitigating. IAHS Publication No. 255, 19-27.

Demuth, S. (1998) Hydrologische Extreme – Gedanken zum raum-zeitlichen Verhalten von Niedrigwasserperioden. “Zukunft der Hydrologie in Deutschland”, Tagung vom 19.-21. Januar 1998 in Koblenz. Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde, Mitteilung Heft 16, 141-145.

Leibundgut, Ch. & S., Demuth (Hrsg.) (1997) Grundwasserneubildung – Beiträge eines Workshops projektbegleitend zum “Hydrologischen Atlas von Deutschland”, Freiburger Schriften zur Hydrologie, Band 5.

Schreiber, P. & S., Demuth (1997) Regionalisierung von Niedrigwasser in Südwestdeutschland. Grundwasserneubildung. In: Leibundgut Ch. & Demuth S. (Hrsg.), Beiträge eines Workshops projektbegleitend zum “Hydrologischen Atlas von Deutschland”. Freiburger Schriften zur Hydrologie, Bd. 5, 103-118.

Gustard, A.; Blazkova, S.; Brilly, M.; Demuth, S.; Dixon, J.; van Lanen, H.A.J.; Llasat, C.; Mkhandi, S. & E., Servat (eds.) (1997) Regional Hydrology: Concepts and Models for Sustainable Water Resource Management. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on FRIEND, Postojna, Slovenia, 30 September to 3 October, IAHS Publication No. 246.

Demuth, S. & B., Heinrich (1997) Temporal and Spatial Behavior of Hydrological Droughts in Southern Germany. In: Gustard, A.; Blazkova, S.; Brilly, M.; Demuth, S.; Dixon, J.; van Lanen, H.A.J.; Llasat, C.; Mkhandi, S. & E., Servat (eds.), 3rd International Conference on FRIEND, Postojna, Slovenia, 30 September – 3 October 1997, IAHS Publication No. 246, 151-157.

Demuth, S. & Ch., Külls (1997) Probability Analysis and Regional Aspects of Droughts in Southern Germany. 5th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), 23 April-3 May 1997, Rabat – Morocco, (Rosberg et al. (eds.)). Sustainability of Water Resources under Increasing Uncertainty, IAHS Publication No. 240, 97-104.

Rolke, A., Demuth, S., Ch., Leibundgut & M. Rogg (1996) Regionalization of nitrate and pesticides in a small basin in South Germany. (In: Viville, D. editor) Ecohydrological Processes in Small Basins, Conference and 6th General Assembly of the European Network of Experimental and Representative Basins, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Eco-Géographiques (ULP/CNRS), Strasbourg, France, September 24-26, 147-149.

Schreiber, P.; Demuth, S. & Ch., Leibundgut (1996) Investigation of spatial low flow behaviour applying a river network approach. In: Holtzmann, H. & H.P. Nachtnebel (eds.) 1996. Application of Geographic Information Systems in Hydrology and Water Resources Management, HYDROGIS ’96, Vienna 16-19 April ’96, Volume of Poster Papers, 291-298.

Cui, Y.F.; Demuth, S. & Ch., Leibundgut (1995) Runoff separation using tracer. In: Solutions ’95-XXVI Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, June 4-10, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Demuth, S. (1994) Regionalizing low flows using a multiple regression approach. – A Review. XVIIth Conference of the Danube Countries, 5-9 September ’94, Budapest, Vol. 1, 115-122.

Demuth, S. & I., Hagemann (1994) Estimation of flow parameters applying hydrogeological area information. In: 2nd International Conference on FRIEND, Braunschweig 11-15 October 1993. IAHS Publication No. 221, 151-157.

Demuth, S. & P., Schreiber (1994) Studying storage behaviour using an operational recession method. In: 2nd International Conference on FRIEND, Braunschweig 11-15 October 1993. IAHS Publication No. 221, 51-59.

Wesselink, A.; Hagemann, I.; Demuth, S.; Gustard, A. 1994 Computer application of regional low flow study in Baden-Württemberg. 2nd International Conference on FRIEND, Braunschweig, 11-15 October 1993, IAHS Publication No. 221, 141-150.

Rieg, A.; Demuth, S. & Ch., Leibundgut (1991) Human Impact on the Water Quality in a Small Research Basin in Germany. XX General Assembly IUGG, Vienna 11-24 August 1991, IAHS Publication No. 203, 239-248.

Demuth, S. & Ch. Leibundgut (1990) Changing Landscape and its Impact on the Water Budget. International Symposium on Urban Planning and Stormwater Management, May 28 – June 1, Malaysia, 151-159.

Demuth, S. (1989) The Application of the West German IHP Recommendations for the Analysis of Data from Small Research Basins. Proceedings of the Conference FRIENDS in Hydrology in Norway, 1-6 April 1989, IAHS Publication No. 187, 47-60.

Arnell, N. & S. Demuth (1988) The use of experimental basins in the FREND project. CEMAGREF, Journées scientifiques sur les bassins versants représentatifs et expérimentaux, 25ième anniversaire du bassin de l’Orgeval, 18-19 octobre 1988.

Reports and other publications

Molnar, K., Cuppari, R., Schmeier, S., Demuth, S. (2017): Preventing Conflicts, Fostering Cooperation – The many Roles of Water Diplomacy. Report from ICWRGC and SIWI, 37 pp.

Van Lanen, H.A.J., Demuth, S. & A., van der Heijden, (Eds.) (2014): FRIEND-Water: A global perspective 2010-2013. Facts and Figures. Report 7th FRIEND-Water Conference, Montpellier, France, 7-10 October 2014, Wageningen University, the Netherlands/UNESCO Paris, France.

S. Burchi, P. Steduto, E. van Beek, P. MacQuarrie, A. Earle, A. Jägerskog, D. Coates, T. Gumbo, K. Leendertse, S. Donkor, C. Canales, A. Jouravlev, G. J. Lloyd, H. Liu, H. Wright, . Zakaria, A. Aureli, S. Demuth, M. de França Doria, A. Mishra, R. Stephen, J. Gesti Canuto, A. Magnus, C. Scharp, F. Renaud, J. Kloos, Z. Adeel, H. Bigas, Z. Chociej, M. Qadir, R. Ardakanian, J. Liebe, M. Briggs, L. Lifeng, F. Loures, J.-H. Meng and M. Symington (2013) Water Security & the Global Water Agenda. Policy Brief. United Nations University, Volume 1, 47pg.

Jimenez-Cisneros, B., Demuth, S. & A., Mishra (2013) Water Cooperation to Cope with Twenty-First Century Challenges. UN Chronical, Volume L, Number 1: 16-19.

Demuth, S. (2013) Globaler Wandel und seine Auswirkungen auf die Wasserressourcen – die Rolle des Internationalen Hydrologischen Programms der UNESCO. Hydrologische Wissenschaften, Fachgemeinschaft in der DWA, HydroBrief. No. 59.

Demuth, S. & G., Strigel (2012) Internationales Jahr “Zusammenarbeit bei der Wasserbewirtschaftung“. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 56. Jahrgang, H. 6, Dezember 2012, 320-321.

Demuth, S. (2012) G-WADI – Ein globales Informationsnetzwerk zu Wasser und Entwicklung in Trockengebieten. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 56. Jahrgang, Heft 5, October 2012, 276.

Khan, Sh., Demuth, S. & T., Sonoda (2011) Coping with Extremes in Pakistan. UNESCO. A World of Science, Vol. 9, No. 2, April – June, 17-20.

Huang, Y. & S. Demuth (eds.) (2010) FRIEND – a global perspective 2006-2010. German IHP/HWRP National Committee.

Belke, D., Demuth, S., Draschoff, R., Ebner von Eschenbach, A.D., Finke, W., Koehler, G., Lorenz, U., Prellberg, D., Walther, J. & W. Willems (2009) Regionalisierung von Niedrigwasserkenngrössen. DWA Themenband. Niedrigwasser. HW-3. Wasserbewirtschaftung.

Demuth, S. (2008) Learning to live with drought in Europe. UNESCO, A World of Science, Vol. 7, No. 3, 18-20.

Demuth, S. (2006) Europäisches Dürrezentrum. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, H.2, 85-86.

Servat, E. & S. Demuth (eds.) (2006) FRIEND – a global perspective 2002-2006. German IHP/HWRP National Committee. Koblenz.

Strigel, G. & S. Demuth (2005) Die Internationale Kommission für die Hydrologie des Rheingebietes. Wasserwirtschaft, 95 Jg. 9, 33-36.

Demuth, S. (2005) Low Flows and Droughts – a European perspective. IAHS Newsletter 82, 7-8.

Runnalls, N., Demuth, S. & T. Marsh (2005) Climate Change and European Droughts. In: Climate Change and the European Water Dimension (Eisenreich, S.J. ed.). A Report to the European Water Directors. European Commission – Joint Research Centre, EUR 21553, 121-135.

Strigel, G. & S., Demuth (2004) Water as a good and a service: decision-making methods and tools for regional water management with respect to uncertainties, IAHS Newsletter 80, 9 – 10.

Demuth, S. (2004) Niedrigwasser und Dürre – eine europäische Perspektive, HW 48. H. 4, 160 – 161.

Demuth, S. (2003) Dürren in Deutschland und Europa, Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, 147, 6, 12-13.

Gustard, A. & S., Demuth (2002) FRIEND: Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data, IAHS Newsletter No. 75, July, 2-5.

Demuth, S. (2002) Neue Aktivitäten der FRIEND Niedrigwasserarbeitsgruppe. In: Zeitschrift für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung (HW), 46.Jg. Heft 3, 126.

Demuth, S. & A., Gustard (2001) News from International Commission on Surface Water. Activities – FRIEND – Science Agenda. IAHS Newsletter, No. 73, 16-17.

Demuth, S. (2001) Internationaler IHP/OHP FRIEND Low Flow Workshop in Freiburg (FRIEND Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data). In: Zeitschrift für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung (HW) 45, H. 6, 263.

Gustard, A. & S., Demuth (2001) FRIEND–Ein globales Forschungsnetzwerk. (FRIEND-A Global Research Network). Zeitschrift für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Heft 2, 45. Jahrgang, 73-77.

Demuth, S. (2001) Dürre Zeiten in Europa. Freiburger Uni-Magazin. 5-6.

Demuth, S. & K., Stahl (eds.) (2001) ARIDE– Assessment of the Regional Impact of Droughts in Europe. Final Report to the European Union ENV-CT97-0553, Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg.

Demuth, S. & K., Stahl (2001) Studying Droughts at a European Scale. International Seminar Montpellier 2000, Montpellier, France, 11-13 October, UNESCO IHP-V Technical Documents in Hydrology No. 51, 49-56.

Demuth, S. & K., Stahl (eds.) (2000) Software Development. ARIDE Technical Report no. 12, Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg, Germany.

Stahl, K. & S., Demuth (2000) Atmospheric circulation and drought. In: Hisdal, H. & L.M. Tallaksen (eds.) Drought Event Definition. Technical Report No. 6, 28-30.

Hisdal, H., Tallaksen, L.M., Stahl, K. Zaidman, M., Demuth, S. & A., Gustard (2000) Hydrological drought – stream flow. In: Hisdal, H. & L.M. Tallaksen (eds.) Drought Event Definition. Technical Report No. 6, 8-15.

Demuth, S. & K., Stahl (eds.) (2000) ARIDE–Assessment of the Regional Impact of Droughts in Europe. Second Annual Report.

Hisdal, H., Stahl, K., Tallaksen, L.M. & S., Demuth (2000) Forekommer tørke i Europa hyppigere og har tørkene blitt mer alvorlige? Theme article in the Norwegian Hydrological Monthly Report, February 2000, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Oslo, 42-46.

Hisdal, H., Stahl, K., Tallaksen, L.M. & S., Demuth (2000) Have droughts in Europe become more severe or frequent? (Extended abstract). In: Vannforskning i Norge 2000, Report no. 9, Norwegian Hydrological Council, Oslo, 9-11.

Demuth, S., Bradford, D., Dijksma, R., van Lanen, H.A.J., & E. Peters (2000) A field campaign in the Pang catchment, 12-17 September 1999. The Newsletter of the British Hydrological Society. No. 64. February 2000.

Demuth, S. (2000) ARIDE – Assessment of the Regional Impact of Droughts in Europe. IAHS Newsletter No. 69, 5-6.

Demuth, S. (2000) ARIDE – Regionale Untersuchungen zu extremen Niedrigwasserperioden in Europa. Hydrobrief Nr. 7, Mai 2000, 2-3.

Demuth, S. (2000) FRIEND Workshop über Niedrigwasser. Zeitschrift für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, HW 44, H. 6, 325-326.

Stahl, K. & S., Demuth (1999) Method for Regional Regional Classification of Stream flow Drought Series: Cluster Analysis. ARIDE Technical Report no.1, Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg, Germany.

Demuth, S. (1999) Drought Assessment in Europe. Expert Meeting on European Watershed Characterization and Modelling. Extended abstract, SAI, JRC-ISPRA, 14-15.

Demuth, S. & K. Stahl (eds.) (1999) ARIDE–Assessment of the Regional Impact of Droughts in Europe. First Annual Report.

Demuth, S. (1998) FRIEND ’97 – Regionale Hydrologie. FRIEND und die 3. Internationale Konferenz vom 30. September bis 4. Oktober 1997 in Postojna, Slowenien. Deutsche Gewässerkundliche Mitteilungen (DGM), Heft 42, Nr. 4, 164-165.

Rolke, A., Demuth, S., Leibundgut, Ch. & H.M., Rogg (1997) Regionalization of nitrate and pesticides in a small basin in South Germany. (Viville, D. & I.G., Littlewood eds.) Ecohydrological processes in small basins. Proceedings of the Strasbourg Conference (24-26 September 1996). IHP-V, Technical Documents in Hydrology No. 14, 71-76.

Novicky, O., Gustard, A., Demuth, S., Tallaksen, L.M., van Lanen, H.A.J., Clausen, B., Kasparek, L., Miklanek, P., Majercakova, O., Fendekova, M., Kupcyk, E., Radczuk, L., & W., Czamara (1997) Low Flows and Droughts in Northern Europe. In: Oberlin, G. & Desbos E. (eds.), FRIEND Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data. Project H-5-5 and 1.1 Third Report, 1994-1997. 132-148.

Novicky, O., Gustard, A., Demuth, S., Tallaksen, L.M., van Lanen, H.L.J., Clausen, B., Kasparek, L., Miklanek, P., Majercakova, O., Fendekova, M., Kupcyk, E., Radczuk, L. & W., Czamara (1997) Advances in Regional Hydrology through East European Co-operation. Final Report to the Commission of the European Community. Chapter 3. Low Flows. 9-19.

Uhlenbrook, St. Cui, Y.F, Demuth, S. & Ch., Leibundgut (1997) Investigation of fast runoff components. In: Diekkrüger, B. & O., Richter (eds.) Regionalization in Hydrology, Landschaftsökologie und Umweltforschung, Heft 25, TU Braunschweig, 325-328.

Demuth, S. & A., Bakenhus (1994) Hydrological Drought – A literature review. Internal Report of the Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg.

Leibundgut, Ch., Demuth, S. & A., RIEG (1994) Einfluss der Flurbereinigung auf den Wasserhaushalt – Untersuchungsprogramm Kaiserstuhl. Abschluss Bericht 1993 und Datenband, Professur für Hydrologie, Universität Freiburg.

Leibundgut, Ch., Demuth, S. & U., Speidel (1993) Einfluss der Flurbereinigung auf den Wasserhaushalt – Untersuchungsprogramm Kaiserstuhl. Abschluss Bericht 1991/1992 und Datenband, Professur für Hydrologie, Universität Freiburg.

Demuth, S. & I., Hagemann (1993) Case study of regionalizing base flow in SW Germany applying a hydrogeological index. In: Gustard, A. ed. FRIEND (Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data). Volume I; Hydrological Studies. Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, 86-98.

Leibundgut, Ch, Demuth, S., & U. Speidel (1992) Einfluß der Flurbereinigung auf den Wasserhaushalt – Untersuchungsprogramm Kaiserstuhl. Jahresbericht 1991, Professur für Hydrologie, Universität Freiburg.

Leibundgut, Ch., Demuth, S. & J. Mädgefessel, (1991) Einfluß der Flurbereinigung auf den Wasserhaushalt-Untersuchungsprogramm Kaiserstuhl. Jahresbericht 1990, Professur für Hydrologie, Universität Freiburg.

Demuth, S. (1991) Hydrologische Analyse auf der Grundlage regionaler Datensätze. Mitteilungen zum IHP-IV-Projekt H-5-5 Applications of Methods of Hydrological Analysis Using Regional Data Sets. Projekt 2 Niedrigwasser-natürliche und anthropogene Regime, DGM 35, H. 5/6, 192.

Demuth, S. (1990) Hydrologische Analyse auf der Grundlage regionaler Datensätze. Mitteilungen zum IHP-IV-Projekt H-5-5 Applications of Methods of Hydrological Analysis Using Regional Data Sets. DGM 34, H. 5/6, 198-200.

Gustard, A., Roald, L., Demuth, S., Lumadjeng, H., Gross, R. & N. Arnell (1989) Flow Regimes from Experimental and Network Data (FREND). Volume II. Hydrological Data. Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford..

Demuth, S. (1989) Small Research Basin Studies. (In: Gustard, A., Roald, L., Demuth, S., Lumadjeng, H. & R. Gross 1989). Flow Regimes from Experimental and Network Data (FREND). Volume I. Hydrological Analysis. Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, 141-185.

Demuth, S. (1988) Programmbibliothek zum Niedrigwasser. Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford.

Demuth, S. (1986) Basin Properties. Definition and Application in the United Kingdom, Norway and West Germany. Institute of Hydrology, Technical Note 6.1.

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Dr. Marianela Fader

Dr. Marianela Fader

Deputy Director
of the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (UNESCO)

Contact:
Federal Institute of Hydrology
P.O. Box 200253
56002 Koblenz, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 261 1306 5421
Email:

Research topics

Food security, hydrology, agro-ecosystem modelling, modelling of SDG indicators, irrigation water requirements under climate change, consequences of climate change on agriculture, virtual water and water footprints, resilience of the global food trade system, global land-use change.

My current projects include six areas:

1. Modelling of SDG indicators with land use, DGVMs, hydrology and land surface models. This is an agenda in the framework of the VII phase of IHP-UNESCO, in collaboration with 32 scientists from different countries, and in cooperation with the Sustainable Water Future Programme.

2. Irrigation water requirements under climate change in the Mediterranean and MENA areas and the possibility of supplying the energy needed by irrigation systems with photovoltaic panels. This is an assessment in cooperation with the FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa and the Laboratory of Excellence OT-Med.

3. Resilience of the global food trade systems, potential disruptive shocks in the system and the relation to biophysical capacities of countries (yield gap closure, water and land availability and the intensity of their use). This is part of an ongoing project funded by SESYNC unterstützt.

4. Global land-use change, land use transitions, agricultural systems and agricultural practices and their relation with climate change. These topics were assessed in my PhD work and are part of some studies in the framework of an EU-financed project (LUC4C).

5. Consequences of climate change on the agriculture of the MENA region. This is a recent consultancy project funded by the World Bank and published as the report «Turn Down the Heat». We are now working on the final paper synthetizing the knowledge.

6. Spatial decoupling of production and consumption areas, virtual water and water footprints. These topics were assessed in my PhD work (see main article here and power point presentation of the project here).

Publications

Google Citations

Kummu, M., Fader, M., Gerten, D., Guillaume, JHA, Jalava, M., Jägermeyr, J., Pfister, S., Porkka, M., Siebert, S., Varis, O. (2017): Bringing it all together: linking measures to secure nations’ food supply. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29: 98-117. Download

Waha, K., Krummenauer, L., Adams, S., Aich, V., Baarsch, F., Coumou, D., Fader, M., Hoff, H., Jobbins, G., Marcus, R., Mengel, M., Otto, I.M., Perrette, M., Rocha, M., Robinson, A., Schleussner, C.-F.: Climate change impacts in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region and their implications for vulnerable population groups. Regional Environmental Change (published online) doi:10.1007/s10113-017-1144-2

Arneth, A.; Sitch, S.; Pongratz, J.; Stocker, B.D.; Ciais, P.; Poulter, B.; Bayer, A. D.; Bondeau, A.; Calle, L.; Chini, L. P.; Gasser, T.; Fader, M.; Friedlingstein, P.; Kato, E.; Li, W.; Lindeskog, M.; Nabel, J.E.M.S.; Pugh, T. A. M.; Robertson, E.; Viovy, N.; Yue, C. & S. Zaehle (2017): Historical carbon dioxide emissions caused by land-use changes are possibly larger than assumed. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2882, Download at Nature Geoscience

Seekell, D.; Carr, J.; Dell’Angelo, J.; D’Odorico, P.; Fader, M.; Gephart, J.; Kummu, K.; Magliocca, N. (2017): Resilience in the global food system, Environmental Research Letters 12(2017) 025010, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa5730, Download

J.-M. Barbier, C. Baury, P. Bertuzzi, A. Bondeau, V. Couderc, F. Courbet, T. Curt, L. Dalstein-Richier, H. Davi, S. Delmotte, L. Dobremez, J.-L. Dupuy, M. Fader, A.-M. Farnet Da Silva et al. (2016): Les effets du changement climatique sur l’agriculture et la forêt en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Les cahiers du GREC-PACA, Association pour l’innovation et la recherche au service du climat (AIR), décembre 2016, 40 pages, ISBN : 978-2-9560060-2-2. Download

Johansson, E.; Fader, M., Seaquist, J.W.; Nicholas, K.A. (2016): Green and blue water demand from large-scale land acquisitions in Africa. PNAS, doi : 10.1073/pnas.1524741113. Download

Marchand, P.; Carr, J.; Dell’Angelo, J.; Fader, M. et al. (2016): Reserves and trade jointly determine exposure to food supply shocks. Environ. Res. Lett., Volume 11, Number 9, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/095009, Download

Fader, M.; Rulli, MC.; Carr, J.; Dell’Angelo, J.; D’Odorico, P.; Gephart, J.; Kummu, M.; Magliocca, N. et al. (2016): Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply. Environ. Res.Lett.11 (2016)055008. Download

Fader, M., Shi, S., von Bloh, W., Bondeau, A., Cramer, W. (2016): Mediterranean irrigation under climate change: More efficient irrigation needed to compensate for increases in irrigation water requirements. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 953-973 Download

Le Quéré, C., Moriarty, R., Andrew, R. M., Canadell, J. G., Sitch, S., Korsbakken, J. I., Friedlingstein, P., Peters, G. P., Andres, R. J., Boden, T. A., Houghton, R. A., House, J. I., Keeling, R. F., Tans, P., Arneth, A., Bakker, D. C. E., Barbero, L., Bopp, L., Chang, J., Chevallier, F., Chini, L. P., Ciais, P., Fader, M., Feely, R. A., et al. (2015): Global Carbon Budget 2015, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 349-396, doi:10.5194/essd-7-349-2015. Download

Fader, M., von Bloh, W., Shi, S., Bondeau, A., Cramer, W. (2015): Modelling Mediterranean agro-ecosystems by including agricultural trees in the LPJmL model. Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3545-3561, 2015 Download

Djamali, M., Jones, M. D., Migliore, J., Balatti, S., Fader, M., et al. (2015): Olive cultivation in the heart of the Persian Achaemenid Empire: new insights to agricultural practices and environmental changes reflected in a late Holocene pollen record from Lake Parishan, SW Iran. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. DOI 10.1007/s00334-015-0545-8. Download

Schellnhuber, H.J., […], Fader, M., et al. (2014): Turn Down The Heat III – LAC, MENA, and ECA: Confronting the New Climate Normal. World Bank Development Report 2014. Download

Hoff, H., Döll, P., Fader, M., Gerten, D., Hauser, S., Siebert, S. (2014): Water footprints of cities ? indicators for sustainable consumption and production. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 213-226. Download

Fader, M., Gerten, D., Krause, M., Lucht, W., Cramer, W. (2013): Spatial decoupling of agricultural production and consumption: quantifying dependence of countries on food imports due to domestic land and water constraints. Env Res Lett 8 014046, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014046. One of the 25 « Highlights of 2013 of ERL » Download

Fader, M., Böhner, J., Gerold, G. (2012): Precipitation variability and landscape degradation in Río Negro (Argentina). GEOÖKO XXXIII: 05-33. Download abstract

Dietrich, J.P., Schmitz, C., Müller, C., Fader, M., Lotze-Campen, H., Popp, A. (2012): Measuring agricultural land-use intensity – A global analysis using a model-assisted approach, Ecological Modelling, Volume 232, 10 May 2012, Pages 109-118, ISSN 0304-3800, 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.03.002.

Gerten, D., Heinke, J., Hoff, H., Biemans, H., Fader, M., Waha, K. (2011): Global water availability and requirements for future food production. Journal of Hydrometeorology 12: 885-899. Download

Fader, M., Gerten, D., Thammer, M., Heinke, J., Lotze-Campen, H., Lucht, W., and Cramer, W. (2011): Internal and external green-blue agricultural water footprints of nations, and related water and land savings through trade, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1641-1660. Download

Kummu, M., Fader, M., Gerten, D., Guillaume, JHA, Jalava, M., Jägermeyr, J., Pfister, S., Porkka, M., Siebert, S., Varis, O. (2017): Bringing it all together: linking measures to secure nations’ food supply. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29: 98-117. Download-> https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1Wc2r_ghvFMbls

Fader, M., Rost, S., Müller, C., Bondeau, A., Gerten, D. (2010): Virtual water content of temperate cereals and maize: Present and potential future patterns. Journal of Hydrology 384 (3-4): 218-231.

Müller, C., Bondeau, A., Popp, A., Waha, K., Fader, M.  (2009): Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Yields. Background note for the WDR 2010. Download

Meyer-Arnek, J., Valks, P., Fader, M., Erbertseder, T. (2006): Estimation of NO2 amounts emitted from the Portuguese wildfires in 2005: A synergistic use of observations by imaging and atmospheric instruments and chemistry-transport models. Proceedings of the Atmospheric Science Conference held 8-12 May, 2006 at ESRIN, Frascati Italy. Download

Presentations, videos and conference posters

Since 2006, I have participated in numerous events, including summer schools, scientific academies, conferences and workshops. I have given more than 50 presentations for different audiences on technical, scientific and political topics. Please find below a short selection of these interventions.

Presentations and videos

November 2016: “Past, Current and Future Connection between Food Insecurity and Natural Resources Constraints”. Ringvorlesung Universität Witzenhausen.

November 2016: “Modellierung beim Internationalen Zentrum für Wasserressourcen und Globalen Wandel. Das LPJmL Modell und seine Anwendungen”.

Januar 2016: Video abstract des Papiers “Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply”, siehe online (Englisch).

Juni 2015: “A short overview about the model Lund-Potsdam-Jena managed land (LPJmL). A process-based agriculture, vegetation and hydrology model”. Präsentation für Feldbiologen und Ökologen

Juni 2015: “Impacts du changement climatique dans la Méditerranée et le role des jeunes.” MEDCOP21, Village de solutions, Marseille, Präsentation auf Einladung des Center for Mediterranean Integration.

Dezember 2014: “Impacts du changement climatique dans les villes du Sud et de l’Est de la Méditerranée”. Climate Meeting of Local and Regional Elected Officials of the Mediterranean, Marseille. Präsentation auf Einladung der Region PACA.

Mai 2014: “How much water and energy do we need for irrigation under Climate Change in the Mediterranean?” European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna.

April 2014: “To be or not to be a modeller. A short and unserious introduction to models”. Café Scientific Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE), Aix-en-Provence.

Mai 2012: “Flows of virtual land and water through global trade of agricultural products”. Einladung des Max Planck Instituts für Meteorology, Hamburg. Diese ist eine Vorstellung meiner Doktorarbeit, die drei Studien beinhaltet.

Dezember 2011: “Virtuelle Land- und Wasserflüsse durch den internationalen Handel von landnwirtschaftlichen Produkten”. Die Präsentation meiner Doktorarbeit

September 2007: “Geographie als Erdwissenschaft oder als Weltwissenschaft: Regionale und globale Klimaräume”. Sommerakademie der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Guidel, Frankreich.

September 2006: “Einfluss der menschlichen Nutzung auf die Landschaftsdiversität”. Sommerakademie der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Guidel, France

Conference Posters

Fader, M., von Bloh, W., Shi, S., Bondeau, A., Cramer, W. (2015): Solar energy for irrigation: mitigation and adaptation option for the Mediterranean? International Conference Aix-Marseille and the Mediterranean: scientific challenges and collaborations, Marseille.

Fader, M., Bondeau, A., Cramer, W., Shi, S. (2014): How much water and energy do we need for irrigation under climate change in the Mediterranean region? World Water Week 2014, Stockholm.

Fader M., Gerten D., Krause M., Lotze-Campen H., Lucht W., Cramer W. (2012): Dependence of countries on food imports due to limitations in domestically available land and water resources. Climate under Pressure Conference, London.

Fader, M., Gerten, D., Heinke, J., Lotze-Campen, H., Lucht, W., Cramer, W. (2011): Virtual water flows and footprints of agricultural goods. EGU General Assembly 2011, Vienna.

Fader, M.  (2010): Virtual water flows and footprints of agricultural goods. GWSP Conference, Bonn.

Fader, M. (2010): Virtual water content of temperate cereals and maize. IMPRS-ESM Evaluation, Hamburg.

Fader, M. (2010): Virtual water content of temperate cereals and maize: Present and potential future patterns. TERRABITES Symposium, Hamburg.

Fader, M., Graßl, H., Bakan, S. (2006): Comparison of HOAPS-Data with ERA40, NCEP and IPCC 20C3M Data. Poster for evaluation of SFB 512, Hamburg.

Short CV

Professional Experience

06/2016 – : Deputy director of the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, Koblenz. Topics: Global change impacts for surface hydrology and agriculture.

06/2015 – 05/2016: CNRS scientist at Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE), Aix-en-Provence, France. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

07/2013 – 06/2015: OT-Med post-doctoral scientist at Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE), Aix-en-Provence, France. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

2013 – 2014: Consultant, World Bank Group. Analysis of climate-change impacts on agricultural yields in the Middle East and North African region.

07/2011 – 02/2013: Scientist at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

2008 – 2009: Consultant, World Bank Group. Analysis of climate-change impacts on agricultural yields at the global scale.

10/2007 – 07/2011: PhD researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

6 – 8/2007: Scientific assistant at University of Göttingen, Centre for Tropics and Subtropics.

3 – 4/2006: Practical training at German Aerospace Center (Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany). Remote sensing of NOx.

5 – 6/2006: Practical training at Max Planck Institute of Meteorology (Hamburg, Germany). Validation of remote-sensed oceanic and climatic variables.

7/2003 – 01/2006: Student assistant at University of Göttingen (Germany), Institute of Geography, Examination Office of the Agricultural Faculty, Institute for Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economy.

Education

Oct 2007 – Dec 2011: PhD candidate at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling. Topic: «Flows of virtual land and water through global trade of agricultural products»

Aug 2006 – Jan 2007: Master thesis: Precipitation variability and landscape degradation in Río Negro (Argentina).

Juli 2005: Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes for academic excellence.

2002 – 2007: Master studies at the University of Göttingen.
Main subject: Geography, Secondary subjects: Economics of Natural Resources, Politics, Bioclimatology.

2001: Geography studies at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina)

Awards

12 Awards and Scholarships for academic performance in research, at school or university.

Other responsabilities

Co-chair of the Core Group “SDG Assessment” in the Sustainable Water Future Programme.

Co-Chair of the Water, Food, Energy Group at the MedECC Initiative.

Research funds obtained

2015 – 2019 ANR/DFG Project PALEO-PERSEPOLIS
2013 – 2015 Labex OT-Med Post-doctoral Projekt

Editing

2014 – 2016 Member of Editorial Board of Regional Environmental Change (Springer).

Mentoring for two master students of the University of Munich

Effects of climate change and management improvements on global crop yields

Global green and blue virtual water trade

Reviews for international journals

Global Change Biology; PlosOne; Environmental Research Letters; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences; Water Resources Research; Agricultural Systems; Regional Environmental Change; Environment, Development and Sustainability; Ecological Indicators; Environmental Science & Technology; Water.

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Dr. Stephan Dietrich

Dr. Stephan Dietrich

Scientific officer at the
International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (UNESCO)

Contact:
Federal Institute of Hydrology
P.O. Box 200253
56002 Koblenz, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 261 1306 5059
Email:

Research

  • Analysis of hydrological variability across time and space focusing on internal climate variability and climate change
  • Fluvial sediment transport

Scope of duties

  • Coordination of the Global Terrestrial Network – Hydrology (GTN-H)
  • Contact person for FRIEND-Water (Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data)
  • Development of hydrological data products

Other responsibilities

  • Convener at the EGU since 2015
    • Flood and weather extremes of the past
    • Measuring and numerical modelling of hydro-morphological processes in open-water environments

Short CV

Research experience

  • Since 2017/09: Scientific officer at the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, Koblenz
  • 12/2012 – 08/2017: Scientist at the Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz. Topics: Data analysis and numerical modelling of hydro-morphological processes and sediment transport in estuaries and rivers
  • 04/2011 – 12/2012: Postdoc at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Sciences, Bremerhaven. Topics: Paleoclimate dynamics and modelling of hydrometeorological changes on continents
  • 01/2007 – 03/2011: Researcher at the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz. Topics: Palaeo climate reconstructions, using high-resolution proxy data and model-data-comparisons

Teaching Experience

  • 2013 – 2015: “Climate Data” M.Sc. lecture for geoscientists
  • 2009 – 2011: “Geoscientific working methods”, B.Sc. lecture for geoscientists
  • 2007 – 2011: different tutorials and lessons in the field of sedimentology and paleolimnology

Education

  • 2007 – 2011: PhD candidate at the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz. Topic “Palaeo wind system reconstruction of the last glacial over Europe, using high-resolution proxy data and model-data-comparison.”
  • 1999 – 2006: Diploma Studies in Geosciences (Dipl.-Geol.) at the Universities of Bonn and Mainz. Diploma thesis: “Spektroskopische Untersuchungen und Partikelanalyse an eemzeitlichen Ozeansedimenten, Anwendung auf den Bohrkern SO-147/106KL (peruanischer Schelf)”

Selected Publications

  • Wassenburg, Jasper A; Dietrich, Stephan; Fietzke, Jan; Fohlmeister, Jens; Jochum, Klaus Peter; Scholz, Denis; Richter, Detlev K; Sabaoui, Abdellah; Spötl, Christoph; Lohmann, Gerrit; “Reorganization of the North Atlantic Oscillation during early Holocene deglaciation”, Nature Geoscience, 9, 8, 602-605, 2016
  • Sirocko, F; Knapp, H; Dreher, F; Förster, MW; Albert, J; Brunck, H; Veres, D; Dietrich, S; Zech, M; Hambach, U, “The ELSA-Vegetation-Stack: Reconstruction of Landscape Evolution Zones (LEZ) from laminated Eifel maar sediments of the last 60,000 years”, Global and Planetary Change, 142, 108-135, 2016, Elsevier
  • Gronenborn, Detlef; Strien, Hans-Christoph; Dietrich, Stephan; Sirocko, Frank; ,‘Adaptive cycles’ and climate fluctuations: a case study from Linear Pottery Culture in western Central Europe, Journal of Archaeological Science, 51 ,73-83, 2014, Academic Press
  • Dietrich, Stephan; Werner, Martin; Spangehl, Thomas; Lohmann, Gerrit; “Influence of orbital forcing and solar activity on water isotopes in precipitation during the mid-and late Holocene”, Climate of the Past, 9, 13-26, 2013, Copernicus Publications
  • Sirocko, Frank; Dietrich, Stephan; Veres, Daniel; Grootes, Pieter M; Schaber-Mohr, Katja; Seelos, Klemens; Nadeau, Marie-Josée; Kromer, Bernd; Rothacker, Leo; Roehner, Marieke, “Multi-proxy dating of Holocene maar lakes and Pleistocene dry maar sediments in the Eifel, Germany”, Quaternary Science Reviews, 62, 56-76, 2013, Pergamon
  • Dietrich, Stephan; Sirocko, Frank, “The potential of dust detection by means of µXRF scanning in Eifel maar lake sediments”, E&G–Quaternary Science Journal, 60, 1, 2011, Geozon Science Media
  • Dietrich, Stephan, “Palaeo wind system reconstruction of the last glacial period over Europe, using high resolution proxy data and model-data-comparison”, Dissertation, 2011, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
  • Lenaz, Davide; Marciano, Roberta; Veres, Daniel; Dietrich, Stephan; Sirocko, Frank, “Mineralogy of the Dehner and Jungferweiher maar tephras (Eifel, Germany)”, Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie-Abhandlungen, 257, 1, 55-67, 2010,E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
  • Dietrich, Stephan; Seelos, K, “The reconstruction of easterly wind directions for the Eifel region (Central Europe) during the period 40.3–12.9 ka BP”, Climate of the Past, 6, 2, 145-154, 2010, Copernicus GmbH
  • Pfahl, Stephan; Sirocko, Frank; Seelos, Klemens; Dietrich, Stephan; Walter, Andreas; Wernli, Heini, “A new windstorm proxy from lake sediments: a comparison of geological and meteorological data from western Germany for the period 1965–2001”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 114, D18, 2009
  • Seelos, Klemens; Sirocko, Frank; Dietrich, Stephan, “A continuous high-resolution dust record for the reconstruction of wind systems in central Europe (Eifel, Western Germany) over the past 133 ka”, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, 20, 2009
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Dr. Claudia Färber

Scientific officer at the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (UNESCO)

Contact:
Federal Institute of Hydrology
P.O. Box 200253
56002 Koblenz, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)261 1306 5051
Email:

Research topics and scope of duties

  • Analysis of global water quality data held by the GEMS/Water Data Centre
  • Development of water quality data products
  • Supporting and consulting data users as well as national and international organisations in using water quality data provided by the GEMS/Water Data Centre, drafting water quality assessment reports and implementing United Nation guidelines for monitoring programmes

Professional  Experience

Since 01/2017: Scientific officer at the GEMS/Water Data Centre located at the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, Koblenz

2013 – 2016: Research assistant in the working group Marine Geology, Department of Marine Science, Senckenberg am Meer, Wilhelmshaven

 

Education

2013 – 2016: PhD in Geosciences (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Bremen, PhD thesis: “Integrating short- and long-term bioerosion processes in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea”

2010 – 2013: Master studies in Geosciences (M.Sc.), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Master’s thesis: “Facies development of an intra-platform patch reef in the Silurian Slite Group on Gotland (Sweden)”

2007 – 2010: Bachelor studies in Geosciences (B.Sc.), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Bachelor’s thesis:  “Genese von Onkoiden an der Trüllbach-Quelle/N-Frankenalb, Walkersbrunn”

Publications

Färber, C., Titschack, J., Schönberg, C. H. L., Ehrig, K., Boos, K., Baum, D., Illerhaus, B., Asgaard, U., Bromley, R. G., Freiwald, A., and Wisshak, M., 2016. Long-term macrobioerosion in the Mediterranean Sea assessed by micro-computed tomography, Biogeosciences, 13, 3461-3474, doi:10.5194/bg-13-3461-2016.
www.biogeosciences.net/…/

Färber, C., Wisshak, M., Pyko, I., Bellou, N. & Freiwald, A., 2015. Effects of Water Depth, Seasonal Exposure, and Substrate Orientation on Microbial Bioerosion in the Ionian Sea (Eastern Mediterranean). PLOS ONE, 10, e0126495.
journals.plos.org/plosone/…/

Färber, C. & Munnecke, A., 2014. Gypsum evaporites in a patch reef of the upper Slite Group in the Silurian (Wenlock) of Gotland, Sweden. GFF, 136, 75-79.
dx.doi.org/…/

Conference contributions

Färber, C., Titschack, J., Schönberg, C.H.L., Ehrig, K., Boos, K., Baum, D., Illerhaus, B., Asgaard, U., Bromley, R.G., Freiwald, A. & Wisshak, M., 2015. Assessing long-term macrobioerosion in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea via micro-computed tomography. IAS 31st Meeting of Sedimentology, 22.-25.06.2015, Krakau, Poland [talk].

Färber, C., Titschack, J., Wisshak, M., Freiwald, A., Bromley, R.G., Asgaard, U., Baum, D., Ehrig, K. & Illerhaus, B., 2014. Integrating short- and long-term bioerosion processes in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. GeoFrankfurt 2014 – Earth System Dynamics, 21.-24.09.2014, Frankfurt a.M. [talk].

Färber, C., Wisshak, M., Bellou, N., Pyko, I. & Freiwald, A., 2013. Seasonal bioerosion patterns along a bathymetrical transect in the Ionian Sea, Eastern Mediterranean. Joint Meeting der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft und der Palaeontological Society of China, 23.-27.09.2013, Göttingen [talk].

Färber, C. & Munnecke, A., 2013. Indication of gypsum evaporites in a patch reef of the upper Slite Group (Lower Homerian, Wenlock) in the Silurian of Gotland, Sweden. IGCP 591 Annual Meeting, 9.-19.06.2013, Lund, Sweden [poster].

Färber, C., Koch, R. & Munnecke, A., 2012. Origin of in-situ freshwater oncoids from a karstic spring in the Northern Franconian Alb (Bavaria, Southern Germany). Anniversary Meeting of the Paleontological Society of Germany, 24.-29.09.2012, Berlin [poster].

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Publications

Reports, conference papers and book chapters:

A Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality: Towards a Global Assessment – 2016

A Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality: Towards a Global Assessment

The World Water Quality Assessment pre-study has developed a data and model-driven methodology to assess the quality of surface waters, measure progress and identify pathways towards sustainable solutions. The final report summarizes the most important results including types, intensity and sources of water pollution, potential impacts on human health and food security as well water quality data and information gaps. With the contribution of Philipp Saile from the ICWRGC, chapter 2 provides an overview of the current observational knowledge and GEMS/Water’s role as the primary source of global water quality data. Further developing and strengthening GEMS/Water and its associated online database GEMStat will support a reliable global assessment of water quality in the future.

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Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices. WMO/GWP Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) – 2016

Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices. WMO/GWP Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP). 2016. WMO-No. 1173. WMO, Geneva, Switzerland and GWP, Stockholm, Sweden.

Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices, WMO-No. 1173, 2016, 52 pages

Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices, WMO-No. 1173, 2016, 52 pages

This Handbook of Drought Indicators and is based on available literature and draws findings from relevant works wherever possible. The handbook addresses the needs of practitioners and policymakers  and is considered as a resource guide/material for practitioners and not an academic paper. This publication is a ‘living document’ and will be updated based on the experiences of its readers. This publication is part of the ‘Integrated Drought Management Tools and Guidelines Series’, compiled by the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) Available in English

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The indicators and indices detailed in the handbook are also available online (http://www.droughtmanagement.info/indices/)

Proceedings of IAHS: International Conference Water Resources Assessment and Seasonal Prediction – 2016

Proceedings of IAHS: International Conference Water Resources Assessment and Seasonal Prediction, Koblenz, Germany, 13–16 October 2015, Publication 17 October 2016.

Proceedings of IAHS – Water Resources Assessment and Seasonal Prediction

Proceedings of IAHS – Water Resources Assessment and Seasonal Prediction

The selected papers provide an overview of research efforts and good practices focusing on changes of the hydrological cycle, predictions of freshwater availability under climate change, prediction of variations of global and regional hydrological processes and assessment of water resources linked to seasonal and inter-annual variations of hydrological components of the water cycle. Available in English

www.proc-iahs.net/374

Training Guidelines on Integrated Flood and Drought Management – 2015

Training Guidelines on Integrated Flood and Drought Management

Biljana Radojevic, November 2015 Floods and droughts are the greatest water-related natural disasters known to mankind – their human, material and ecological cost can be devastating to sustainable development. Countries have developed integrated flood and drought management plans and policies.

Training Guidelines on Integrated Flood and Drought Management Biljana Radojevic, November 2015

Training Guidelines on Integrated Flood and Drought Management
Biljana Radojevic, November 2015

Flood and drought risks are defined based on the vulnerability of the affected areas, therefore preparedness and anticipation are the key actions to limit hazard risk. Preparedness plans are developed on the basis of regional climate, economic, and social conditions. These guidelines on integrated flood and drought management aim at providing all necessary elements needed for a successful flood and drought management at the country level, particularly for least developed countries. Best practice of different countries is an essential component of these guidelines.

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Workshop Report - Exploring new data for monitoring of water SDGs – 2015

On 30 November and 1 December 2015 the workshop “Exploring new data for SMART monitoring of water SDG targets” took place in the House of the Regional Government in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The workshop was organized by the Netherlands National IHP-HWRP Committee Secretariat and jointly convened by the National IHP-HWRP Committees of The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

Workshop Report – Exploring new Data, for SMART monitoring of water SDG targets. 30 November – 1 December 2015, Maastricht

Workshop Report – Exploring new Data, for SMART monitoring of water SDG targets. 30 November – 1 December 2015, Maastricht

The workshop brought together more than 40 scientists, policy-makers and practitioners from the three countries, who analyzed the present state of monitoring in their countries; looked into the water-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their indicators; presented innovative data collection and monitoring techniques; and identified gaps between what is currently being monitored and what needs to be monitored to fulfill the monitoring responsibilities of the water SDGs . Workshop Report – Exploring new Data, for SMART monitoring of water SDG targets 30 November – 1 December 2015, Maastricht

Estimation of the predictive uncertainty of hydrological model simulations and forecasts – 2015

Estimation of the predictive uncertainty of hydrological model simulations and forecasts

This article presents a hitherto relatively rare method to estimate predictive uncertainty of hydrological model simulations and forecasts. The probability distribution of uncertainty is ascertained by means of a statistical analysis of the model performance in the past.

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Updating initial states of the HBV hydrological model by means of an Ensemble Kalman Filter to improve discharge forecasting – 2014

Updating initial states of the HBV hydrological model by means of an Ensemble Kalman Filter to improve discharge forecasting – 2014

The report illustrates the potential of data assimilation to improve discharge forecasting by means of the HBV hydrological model in two tributaries of the Rhine. In the process, both observed discharge values are assimilated into the applied hydrological model as well as spatially distributed data of the snow water equivalent and soil moisture. The data assimilation process provides so-called updated initial conditions for discharge forecasts and evaluates the quality of the forecasts by means of objective and aggregated criteria.

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Quantification and reduction of uncertainties in short, medium and long-term forecasts of the Federal Institute of Hydrology – Synthesis of methods developed and results obtained in the R&D project “Seamless Prediction I” (2012–2014) – 2015

Quantification and reduction of uncertainties in short, medium and long-term forecasts of the Federal Institute of Hydrology – Synthesis of methods developed and results obtained in the R&D project “Seamless Prediction I” (2012–2014) – 2015

The synthesis report on the development project “Seamless Prediction I” summarizes the results of the five interlinked subprojects on quantification and reduction of uncertainties in short, medium and long-term forecasts of water levels in federal waterways and maps out the next steps to operationalize the products developed.

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Free Flow: Reaching Water Security through Cooperation – 2013

Free Flow: Reaching Water Security through Cooperation

Free Flow: Reaching Water Security through Cooperation

Free Flow: Reaching Water Security through Cooperation

Conceived on the occasion of the International Year of Water Cooperation, coordinated by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water, this publication gathers over 100 authors from more than 50 international institutions and shares their work in water management and cooperation at international, regional, national, municipal and local levels.

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Papers:

Historical carbon dioxide emissions caused by land-use changes are possibly larger than assumed (Nat. Geosci.) – 2017

Historical carbon dioxide emissions caused by land-use changes are possibly larger than assumed (Nat. Geosci.)

The terrestrial biosphere absorbs about 20% of fossil-fuel CO2 emissions. However, the land sink is composed of two largely counteracting fluxes that are poorly quantified: fluxes from land-use change and CO2 uptake by terrestrial ecosystems. Dynamic global vegetation model simulations suggest that CO2 emissions from land-use change have been substantially underestimated and that terrestrial ecosystems might have greater potential to sequester carbon in the future.

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Resilience in the global food system (ERL) – 2017

Resilience in the global food system (ERL)

This study results from an international cooperation mainly funded by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) of the United States and quantifies a national-scale resilience indicator for the years 1992-2011. This indicator is based on three dimensions of resilience: biophysical capacity to intensify or extensify food production, including water resources, socio-economic access to food in terms of income of the poorest quintile relative to food prices, and the magnitude and diversity of current domestic food production.

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Green and blue water demand from large-scale land acquisitions in Africa (PNAS) – 2016

In the last decade, more than 22 million ha of land have been contracted to large-scale land acquisitions in Africa, leading to increased pressures, competition, and conflicts over freshwater resources. We use a dynamic global vegetation model to simulate water demand and crop yields for seven irrigation scenarios. We identified hotspots areas at risk for transgressing regional constraints for freshwater use as a result of overconsumption of irrigation water, where socioenvironmental systems might face increased conflicts and tensions over water resources.

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Reserves and trade jointly determine exposure to food supply shocks (ERL) – 2016

Does the increased reliance on trade benefits or hinders food security? This paper introduces a model that simulates the short-term response to a food supply shock in the global trade network. The study also identifies countries where trade dependency may accentuate the risk of food shortages from foreign production shocks.

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Probabilistic flow and water-level forecasts – communication strategies and potential uses for inland navigation (HyWa) – 2014

Probabilistic flow and water-level forecasts – communication strategies and potential uses for inland navigation

Hydrology and Water Resources Management (Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 58. Jahrgang, Heft 2, April 2014)

A central aspect many forecast centres are concerned with, is finding an adequate way of communicating the calculated uncertainties. This might be one of the main reasons for the prevailing reluctance to publish probabilistic forecasts. Only if we succeed in transforming the undisputed theoretical advantage of probabilistic forecasts into practical use, establishing probabilistical forecasts will go beyond being a purely academic exercise.

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Ascertainment of probabilistic runoff forecasts considering censored data (HyWa) – 2014

When forecasting water levels and river flow, ensemble weather forecasts are frequently used as meteorological input to hydrologic process models. In hydrologic forecasting systems, data below or above certain threshold values are subject to increased uncertainty. In this study, two sub-catchments of the River Rhine are considered. The forecasting systems associated with these two catchments use runoff data that are censored below a predefined threshold value. On the basis of Ensemble Model Output Statistics (EMOS), a censored EMOS method is developed that is able to cope with censored data. Censored EMOS will then be verified over the entire forecast time horizon of 1 to 114 hours using several different statistical measures.

Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 58. Jahrgang, Heft 2, April 2014

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