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Personal details
Name Professor Thorsten Wagener
Job title Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering
Department Department of Civil Engineering University of Bristol
Contact details This expert can be contacted via the University of Bristol Public Relations Office.

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Qualifications BSc(Siegen), MSc(Delft), PhD(Imperial)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies American Geophysical Union, European Geosciences Union, Institution of Civil Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, International Association of Hydrological Sciences
Keywords hydrology
water resources management
climate change impacts
environmental predictions
uncertainty and risk
higher education (in water-subjects especially)
Areas of expertise 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.
Languages (other than English)
German spoken    written
Dutch spoken    written
Media experience A few interviews with print and radio journalists. A couple of workshops on interaction with the media.