Conference programm

KEY-SPEAKERS

Prof. Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz

Polish Academy of Sciences (IAFE PAS)

Poland

Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz is Professor of Earth Sciences and Corresponding Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He holds doctorate and habilitation in hydrology from the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. He has led the Climate and Water Department in the Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan, Poland (since 1990) and has been a Senior Scientist in the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Potsdam, Germany (part time, since 2001). His main scientific contributions have been in the areas of extreme hydrological events (and floods in particular) and climate change impacts on water resources. He has been a four-fold Coordinating Lead Author of publications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He was a Member of the Advisory Group on Environment (including Climate) for 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. He was an Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation Research Fellow at the University of Karlsruhe and a Scientific Officer at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva. He has been Editor and Co-Editor of scientific periodical Hydrological Sciences Journal and member of editorial boards of several scientific journals. He has published over 400 scientific publications. His H-index after Web of Science is equal to 26. Prof. Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz received Polish state orders: Golden Cross of Merit and Knight’s Cross of Polonia Restituta, a Great Golden Seal of the City of Poznań (Poland), a Tison Award of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), and two awards of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a Polish citizen.

Prof. Per-Erik Jannson

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden

Prof Per-Erik Jansson has been keeping a key role in development of mathematical models including their implementation into a user-friendly software. The CoupModel (www.coupmodel.com) is the current model  used in many different projects today and during the latest 15 years. Prior the release of the CoupModel the SOIL and SOILN models was developed within a number of ecosystem related projects during a 25 year period. A wide range of applications within hydrology, soil science, ecology has been presented.. Especially the connection to climate change and climate variability and the corresponding abiotic and biotic components has been in focus for a number of different climate regions from semi-arid regions, wetlands and boreal areas. Key subjects are winter related processes of snow and frost in the soil, water balance and evapotranspiration of different land use, soil surface evaporation, nitrogen leaching and nitrogen turnover in ecosystems, soil carbon processes, green house gas emissions, irrigation with saline water, effects of road salt applications. Per-Erik Jansson defended his PhD at Uppsala University during 1980. He was appointed as professor of agricultural hydrotechnics at SLU during 1990 and later on at KTH 1999 as professor of land and water resource sciences. He is emeritus since 1 September 2015.

dr. Thomas Kjeldsen

University of Bath

UK

Dr. Thomas Kjeldsen is trained as a civil engineer (MSc, PhD) from the Technical University of Denmark and has 15 years research experience focusing on mathematical and statistical modelling of hydrological and environmental systems, with particular emphasis on extreme events. He has led the development of the current UK industry standard methods for flood frequency analysis, notably the Revitalised FSR/FEH rainfall-runoff method, and the improved FEH statistical method. Recent research projects include studies of the effect of urbanisation on extreme flood events; joint probability analysis of flood events based on rainfall-runoff modelling, development of a statistical extreme value procedure for regional and non-stationary analysis of flood events, the use of local data in flood frequency estimation, including historical flood data, and the link between extreme flood events and change in flood risk management policy.