Günter Blöschl

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Professor

Günter Blöschl
Born (1961-07-11) July 11, 1961 (age 58)
NationalityAustrian
Alma materVienna University of Technology
OccupationAcademic at Vienna University of Technology
Websitehttp://www.waterresources.at/index.php?id=99

Professor Günter Blöschl (born 11 July 1961) is an Austrian hydrologist, engineer and academic.

Education[edit]

Günter Blöschl holds a Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in Civil Engineering (1985), a Ph.D. in Hydrology (1990), and a Senior Doctorate (Habilitation) in Hydrology (1997), all from the Vienna University of Technology.[1]

Career and research[edit]

Blöschl was an assistant professor (1985-1992, 1994-1997) at the Vienna University of Technology. During that time, he was a research fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (1989), a visiting fellow at the University of Melbourne (1992-1993, 1997), and a research fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra (1992-1994).[1] In 1997, he was appointed associate professor of Hydrology and in 2007 full professor and chair of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at the Vienna University of Technology. Since 2012 he has been the Head of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at Vienna University of Technology. In 2014 he was appointed advisory professor at Hohai University, Nanjing, and a distinguished visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2017.[2]

Blöschl chairs the Scientific Advisory Council of the German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)[3] and has been chair of the Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB) initiative of the International Association Hydrological Sciences whose Synthesis book he has edited. From 2013-2015 he was president of the European Geosciences Union.[1] For 2017-2021 he is the president of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences.[4] He was editor of the American Geophysical Union’s journal Water Resources Research.[5] He has been a member of the Progetto Firenze 2016 International Advisory Board that provided strategic advice on flood-proofing for the city of Florence after the devastating 1966 flood.[6]

His main research interests are in hydrology and water resource management and in particular understanding and predicting floods.[7] An ERC Advanced Grant on ‘Deciphering River Flood Change’ was awarded to him.[8] Using this grant, he demonstrated the role of climate change in increasing flood risk at the European scale which he published in Science Magazine[9] 2017 and in Nature[10] 2019. He is currently leading the HORA 3.0 project where flood risk is mapped for 30,000 km (19,000 mi) of Austrian streams. As the director of the Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems, which is funded by the Austrian Science Fund, Blöschl is coordinating interdisciplinary water research. He is also directing the Hydrology Open Air Laboratory (HOAL) where detailed field observations are performed to understand water and matter fluxes in the landscape.[11]

Throughout his career, Günter Blöschl has been a strong advocate of bridging the gap between understanding fundamental processes and the practice of water resources management.[12][13] He has published about 300 peer-reviewed papers[14][15] and several books.[16][17][18][19][20]

Awards and honours[edit]

Blöschl is a foreign member of the Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna (2017).[21] He received the Robert E. Horton Medal from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in 2015,[22] became a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) in 2014,[23] received the Helmholtz International Fellow Award of the Helmholtz Association, Germany in 2014,[24] and the International Hydrology Prize from the IAHS in 2013.[13] He was named Boussinesq Lecturer of the Royal Academy of Sciences, the Netherlands in 2013.[25] He also is an ERC Advanced Grant Laureate,[8] and was named Leonardo Lecturer: EGU in 2011.[26] He received the Creativity Prize of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water in 2018[27] and the John Dalton Medal from the European Geophysical Union in 2019[28].

Blöschl is a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech) (2010),[29] and has been a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) since 2006,[30] and the International Water Academy, Norway since 2003.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "EGU". European Geosciences Union (EGU). Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Große Auszeichnung für Günter Blöschl in China". Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ "BfG - Wissenschaftlicher Beirat". Bafg.de. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Officers of IAHS - hydrology - International Association of Hydrological Sciences". iahs.info. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Water Resources Research - Previous Editors - Wiley Online Library". Agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com. doi:10.1002/(ISSN)1944-7973. hdl:11572/176308. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Scientific Commitee [sic]". Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Blöschl". www.waterresources.at. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  8. ^ a b "European Commission : CORDIS : Projects and Results : Deciphering River Flood Change". cordis.europa.eu. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  9. ^ Blöschl, Günter; Hall, Julia; Parajka, Juraj; Perdigão, Rui A. P.; Merz, Bruno; Arheimer, Berit; Aronica, Giuseppe T.; Bilibashi, Ardian; Bonacci, Ognjen; Borga, Marco; Čanjevac, Ivan; Castellarin, Attilio; Chirico, Giovanni B.; Claps, Pierluigi; Fiala, Károly; Frolova, Natalia; Gorbachova, Liudmyla; Gül, Ali; Hannaford, Jamie; Harrigan, Shaun; Kireeva, Maria; Kiss, Andrea; Kjeldsen, Thomas R.; Kohnová, Silvia; Koskela, Jarkko J.; Ledvinka, Ondrej; Macdonald, Neil; Mavrova-Guirguinova, Maria; Mediero, Luis; Merz, Ralf; Molnar, Peter; Montanari, Alberto; Murphy, Conor; Osuch, Marzena; Ovcharuk, Valeryia; Radevski, Ivan; Rogger, Magdalena; Salinas, José L.; Sauquet, Eric; Šraj, Mojca; Szolgay, Jan; Viglione, Alberto; Volpi, Elena; Wilson, Donna; Zaimi, Klodian; Živković, Nenad (11 August 2017). "Changing climate shifts timing of European floods". Science. 357 (6351): 588–590. Bibcode:2017Sci...357..588B. doi:10.1126/science.aan2506. PMID 28798129.
  10. ^ Blöschl, Günter; Hall, Julia; Viglione, Alberto; Perdigão, Rui A. P.; Parajka, Juraj; Merz, Bruno; Lun, David; Arheimer, Berit; Aronica, Giuseppe T.; Bilibashi, Ardian; Bohác, Milon; Bonacci, Ognjen; Borga, Marco; Canjevac, Ivan; Castellarin, Attilio; Chirico, Giovanni B.; Claps, Pierluigi; Frolova, Natalia; Ganora, Daniele; Gorbachova, Liudmyla; Gül, Ali; Hannaford, Jamie; Harrigan, Shaun; Kireeva, Maria; Kiss, Andrea; R. Kjeldsen, Thomas; Kohnová, Silvia; J. Koskela, Jarkko; Ledvinka, Ondrej; Macdonald, Neil; Mavrova-Guirguinova, Maria; Mediero, Luis; Merz, Ralf; Molnar, Peter; Montanari, Alberto; Murphy, Conor; Osuch, Marzena; Ovcharuk, Valeryia; Radevski, Ivan; Salinas, José L.; Sauquet, Eric; Šraj, Mojca; Szolgay, Jan; Volpi, Elena; Wilson, Donna; Zaimi, Klodian; Živkovic, Nenad (28 August 2019). "Changing climate both increases and decreases European river floods". Nature. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1495-6. PMID 31462777.
  11. ^ "HOAL: Advancing the Understanding of Water Processes
    in the Landscape"
    . hoal.hydrology.at. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  12. ^ "EGU". European Geosciences Union (EGU). Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Gunter Bloschl-International Hydrology Prize". Iahs.info. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  14. ^ ORCID. "Gunter Bloschl (0000-0003-2227-8225) - ORCID - Connecting Research and Researchers". orcid.org. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Günter Blöschl - Google Scholar Citations". Scholar.google.at. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Spatial Patterns in Catchment Hydrology - Cambridge University Press". Cambridge.org. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Runoff prediction ungauged basins synthesis across processes places and scales - Hydrology, hydrogeology and water resources". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Runoff Prediction in Ungauged Basins:Synthesis across Processes, Places and Scale - Books - China Water & Power Press". eng.waterpub.com.cn. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  19. ^ "THE FACE OF THE EARTH - A. M. Celâl Sengör - Günter Blöschl - Lois Lammerhuber - Thomas Hofmann - Werner E. Piller - Edition Lammerhuber". edition.lammerhuber.at. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  20. ^ "A Voyage through Scales - Günter Blöschl - Hans Thybo - Hubert Savenije - Edition Lammerhuber". edition.lammerhuber.at. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna". Accademiascienzebologna.it. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Günter Blöschl Receives 2015 Robert E. Horton Medal". Eos.org. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Blöschl". Oeaw.ac.at. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  24. ^ "First "GFZ Lecture" with the winner of the Helmholtz International Fellow Award - Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences". Gfz-potsdam.de. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  25. ^ "Boussinesq Lecture 2013 -". Boussinesqcenter.nl. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  26. ^ www.fusion-is.sk, Fusion IS, s.r.o. "Leonardo lecture - PROGRAM 1 - About The Conference - EGU Leonardo 2011". Eguleonardo2011.flood.sk. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  27. ^ Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water
  28. ^ JOHN DALTON MEDAL 2019 Günter Blöschl
  29. ^ acatech. "Mitgliederverzeichnis". acatech - Die Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  30. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-10. Retrieved 2017-08-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  31. ^ "Blöschl". Waterresources.at. Retrieved 1 October 2017.

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