Modeling the future

In our mini-documentary series “Modeling the Future” we highlight the motive, aims, methods and results of individual researchers of our Mountain Hydrology Group. The first two clips of the series focus on the postdoc projects of Philip Kraaijenbrink (Pan-TPE), Arthur Lutz (SustaIndus), and Fanny Brun & Léo Martin (Tibetan Lakes).

Philip Kraaijenbrink

The high mountain regions of Asia provide an important source of water for the populated downstream areas. In the Pan-Third Pole Environment project we work on understanding the large-scale impacts of climate change on the region’s water supply, and on the impacts of socioeconomic development on water demand. In this video Philip explains how large-scale remote sensing and modelling tools are used to do this.

Arthur Lutz

The Indus river basin in Asia is one of the most water-stressed regions on our planet. Arthur leads SustaIndus; an interdisciplinary science project to support sustainable water management and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals for water, food, and energy in this climate change hotspot. In this video, he explains how modeling tools are used to do this.

Fanny Brun & Léo Martin

The Tibetan Lakes keep on growing. Most of these lakes are not connected to river systems, which makes scientists wonder why they have been growing. Fanny Brun and Léo Martin explain how they use data analysis to explain the growing lakes.