The Chair of Hydrology and Geohydrology at the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems has substantial experience in hydrological modeling on different spatial and temporal scales with special emphasis on climate and land use change impacts. The position was held by Professor András Bárdossy from 2003 until his retirement in autumn 2022. The Chair of Hydrology and Geohydrology has merged with the Chair of Stochastic Simulation and Safety Research. Professor Bárdossy continues to play an active part in research and projects of the newly grouped department, led by Professor Wolfgang Nowak.
One main research focus remains hydrological modelling and more recently also the analysis of extremes in space and time and opportunistic rain fall sensing. There is strong expertise in the development and application of water balance models on spatial scales reaching from 10 – 10000 km2. This includes the development of advanced methods to estimate/ regionalize model parameters as well as to quantify the uncertainty of model results origination from different sources.
General intention of our research activities is to understand how the dominating hydrological processes on different scales are controlled by climatic variables as well as catchment properties and to provide advanced approaches for a better representation of these control mechanisms in hydrological models.