Ann van Griensven

Associate Professor of Hydrology and Water Quality


Ann van Griensven, bio-engineer, obtained her PhD at the Free University of Brussels titled “developments towards integrated water quality modelling at river basin scale”. For her PhD research, she started her activities in developing and applying the ecohydrological modelling software: Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). Afterwards, she worked at the University of California, Riverside, and at the Ghent University. Ann van Griensven is currently Associate Professor of hydrology and water quality in the chair group of hydrology and water resources at the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and professor in the department of hydrology and hydraulic engineering of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

She has 15 years of research experience in the field of water quality and hydrological modelling, uncertainty analysis of models and optimisation algorithms, leading to up to 40 publications in international journals with peer review, H-index=14 (SCOPUS). She is elected member of the international Environmental Modelling Software Society. She is member of the editorial board of the highly ranked Journal of Environmental Modelling and Software and Hydrological and Earth Systems Science Journal. She is part of the developers team of the open source “Soil and Water Assessment Tool” as well as board member of the SWAT foundation. She is also a member of the governing board of the OpenMI (Open Modelling Interface) Association.

She has been the organiser of international conferences , workshops and short courses. She was involved and taken leading roles in several EU research projects eg CHESS (FP5), Harmoni-CA (FP6; WP2 lead), WETwin(FP7; WP6 lead), AFROMAISON(FP7; WP5 lead), EnviroGrids(FP7), AQUAREHAB(FP7; WP6 lead), MyWater(FP7) and in various Capacity Building and research projects in developing countries.


Manuscripts accepted/published

Arias-Hidalgo, M., Bhattacharya, B., Mynett, A. E., and van Griensven, A.: Experiences in using the TRMM data to complement rain gauge data in the Ecuadorian coastal foothills, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 9, 12435-12461, doi:10.5194/hessd-9-12435-2012, 2012.

Dang Tri, V. P., Popescu, I., van Griensven, A., Solomatine, D., Trung, N. H., and Green, A. (2012). A study of the climate change impacts on fluvial flood propagation in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 9, 7227-7270, doi:10.5194/hessd-9-7227-2012.

Shrestha, B., Mukand S. Babel, Maskey, S., van Griensven, A., Uhlenbrook, S., Green, A., Akkharath I., (2012). Impact of Climate Change on Sediment Yield from the Mekong River Basin: A Case study of Nam Ou Basin, Lao PDR, published in HESS-D.

Hoang L., van Griensven A., van der Keur, P., Troldborg, L., Nilsson, B., and Mynett A., (2012). Comparison and evaluation of model structures for the simulation of pollution fluxes in a tile-drained river basin, Journal of Environmental Quality, accepted.

Elshamy, M., Di Baldassarre, G., van Griensven, A. (2012). Characterizing climate model uncertainty using an informal Bayesian GLUE framework: An Application to the River Nile, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, accepted.

Lu, S., Kayastha, N., van Griensven, A., Estrup Andersen, H. (2012). Multi-objective calibration for comparing channel sediment routing models in SWAT, Journal of Environmental Quality, accepted.

van Griensven A., Yalew S., Ndomba P., Kilonzo F., (2012), Critical review of the application of SWAT in the Nile basin countries. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, HESS, accepted.

Di Baldassarre G., Elshamy, M., van Griensven, A., Soliman, E., Kigobe, M., Ndomba, P., Mutemi, J., Mutua, F., Moges, S., Xuan, Y., Solomatine, D., Uhlenbrook, S. (2012). A Critical , Discussion of Recent Studies Evaluating the Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Nile basin, Nile Water Science & Engineering Magazine, accepted.

Yimer E. G., Jonoski, A. van Griensven, A. Di Baldassarre G. (2012), Application of downscaling techniques to evaluate climate impacts: application to the Upper Beles River Basin, Upper Blue Nile, Ethiopia. Hydrology Research, accepted.

Yimer E. G,. Hamonts, K., van Griensven A., Jonoski A., Winnie Dejonghe, W. and Mynett, A. (2012). Numerical simulation of groundwater-surface exchanges using temperature in a heavily modified river, Hydrological Processes, in press.

Yalew, S.G., van Griensven, A. Kokoszkiewicz L., Ray N., Betrie G. D. (2012). Parallel computing of large scale SWAT models, Environmental Modelling and Software, published.

Arnold, J. G., D.N. Moriasi, P.W. Gassman, K.C. Abbaspour, M.J. White, R. Srinivasan, C. Santhi, R.D. Harmel, A. van Griensven, M.W. Van Liew, N. Kannan, and M.K. Jha, (2012). SWAT: model use, calibration and validation, Transactions of the ASABE, published.


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