Ann van Griensven (head of department) obtained her PhD in 2002 on integrated modelling of catchments. Since 2011, she is a professor in HYDR department and associate professor at UNESCO-IHE.
Specialised in SWAT, hydrological modeling, water quality, uncertainty analysis
Willy Bauwens is the vice-head of department. He is our expert of hydrological and hydrodynamic modelling in urban systems.
Marijke Huysmans is professor in groundwater hydrology. Her research interests are groundwater modeling, geostatistics, groundwater-surface water interaction and geothermal energy.
Wim Thiery is a freshwater climatologist with a specific interest in modelling the interactions between water resources and the atmosphere in a changing world. He is research fellow at ETH Zurich and professor at HYDR since 2017.
Margaret Chen is professor with expertise in the research domains of:
- Hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, and sediment dynamics,
- Coastal engineering,
- Estuarine research and instrumentation
Philippe Quevauviller brings knowledge on integration and socio-economical aspects of water management to our HYDR department. His main office is at the EU commission. Besides water, he is also a passionate of Bossa Nova music (as a musician) and Brazil/Portuguese culture.
STEVEN EISENREICH is Professor Fellow with expertise in Environmental (Organic) Chemistry and fate of organic pollutants in aquatic systems, Water Quality, and the Science-Policy Interface of the EU WFD. He co-teaches courses in IUPWARE on Water Resources and Science-Policy Interface, and Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring.
Boud Verbeiren has a background in GIS and Remote Sensing. Mapping and modelling of spatial and temporal patterns of water-related phenomena form his core research interests and activities. Both natural (e.g. wetlands), as well as human-influenced areas (e.g. cities) are part of his focus study areas.
Elga Salvadore teaches the course Environmental programming. She is the developed a Python-based model called WETSPA-Python. She is part of the Water Accounting team of IHE-Delft (Netherlands).
Jiri is working at Flanders Hydraulic Research and guest professor at VUB HYDR department. He is teaching the course Surface Hydrology. His research focusses on uncertainty analysis for hydrologic models.
Veronica joined HYDR in February 2017. She is an ecohydrologist with background in engineering, limnology and environment. She is also interested in research development, and women & youth empowerment. Veronica is actively involved in youth organizations: IAHR-YPN Delft and the Water Youth Network.
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Aklilu joined HYDR in 2012 as a PhD researcher on surface-groundwater interactions at the catchment scale, combining modeling tools with field methods. His research interests are surface and ground water hydrology, GIS analysis (ArcGIS) and hydrological modelling.
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Farkhondeh started her PhD research in 2013. She is working on sensitivity and uncertainty analysis for complex environmental models (e.g. SWAT models), under the supervision of Prof. Ann van Griensven and Prof. Willy Buawens.
Gert Ghysels started his PhD in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Marijke Huysmans. He is investigating the role of spatially variable riverbed hydraulic conductivity on river-aquifer exchange fluxes by combining fieldwork, groundwater modelling and geostatistics.
Syed Md. Touhidul Mustafa is a PhD student studying "Quantification of model uncertainties in groundwater drought simulations under climate change".
Charlotte studied environmental sciences and engineering in order to contribute to a sustainable development of our ecosystems. She is as a PhD student working on the UrbanEARS project and analyses the urban hydrology supported by remote sensing data.
Driven by passion to science, hydrology and nature Joanna in October 2014 joined the HYDR team as a PhD Researcher. Her research is focused on high resolution modelling of water and energy transfers in her favorite wetland ecosystems. Joanna also takes part in the HiWET project.
Sarah Mutua is a PhD studente investigating "Climate change impact on groundwater-surface water interaction in the Nyando River catchment " under the supervision of prof. Marijke Huysmans.
Anna Msigwa works on a PhD on applying water accounting in the upper-Pangani basin (Tanzania). The PhD is part of the VLIR-UOS programme with Nelson Mandela African Instituteof Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha.
Nahad joined HYDR team in 2015 as a PhD researcher on modelling the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) by integration of Wetspa and SWMM modelling tools under the supervision of Prof. Bauwens and Prof. Ann van Griensven. His research interests are simplification of hydrodynamic model and reduction of CSOs by implementing Low Impact Development (LID) in terms of quantity and quality.
Imeshi joined HYDR in October 2014 on the GROWADRISK Project which aims to investigate the groundwater drought risk for catchments in Belgium. Since April 2016 she is working on climate change impacts on water productivity as a PhD researcher. Her main interests are to conduct her research in data scarce regions and to link socio-economic aspects into hydrology.
Janik joined HYDR in 2016 as a PhD student . His research is linked to a multi-partner project, funded by EDRF. The aim of this project is to quantify and map the geothermal potential in the Brussels Capital Region. With his research, he hopes to contribute to the increasing share of sustainable energy systems
Hellen joined HYDR in August 2016 as a PhD researcher. She is working on Sustainable Reduction of Evapotranspiration through Improved Policy/Water Resources Management in Cultivated African Catchments. With this research, she hopes to successfully link scientific research outcomes to practical policy and society’s expectations
Celray James Joined HYDR in October 2016, as an assistant and a PhD researcher under the supervision of Wim Thiery and Ann van Griensven . He is currently working on the impacts of climate change and land use changes on runoff in Africa using SWAT and CLM.
Douglas joined HYDR in February 2017 under the SMART-ET project. Douglas is working on catchment scale remote sensing estimation of ET, ET water productivity and hydrologic modelling & water accounting. His research is in Makanya catchment of the Pangani Basin in Tanzania. Douglas is working under Prof. Ann van Griensven.
Stefaan Ides works for the Harbour of Antwerp. He provides support to lectures in the field of hydraulic engineering.
Cas Neyens is a PhD researcher with a background in hydrogeology and groundwater modelling. He is currently working on reactive transport simulations and tool development for point source contaminations in shallow groundwater. Tangentially, he is interested in constructing R code and packages related to hydrology and hydrological modelling.
Inne joined HYDR in October 2017 as a PhD researcher under supservision of Prof. Wim Thiery. With a background in geography and climatology, she is investigating the impact of large dams on the climate at the local, regional and global scale.