Dr.-Ing. Kai Schröter took up the W3 professorship for "Hydrology and River Basin Management" on 1 April 2022 and became head of the "Hydrology, Water Management and Water Protection" department of the Leichtweiß Institute for Hydraulic Engineering at TU Braunschweig. He is thus leaving the GFZ and we wish him every success and look forward to future collaborations.
Kai Schröter has worked in the GFZ's Hydrology Section for 10 years. He started in 2012 as a PostDoc in the CEDIM project "Forensic Disaster Analysis: Rapid Flood Risk Assessment". From 2016 to 2019, he led the European Training Network SYSTEM-RISK. In 2020, he habilitated at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Potsdam on the topic of "Improved flood risk assessment: new data sources and methods for flood risk modelling" and has been a private lecturer in hydrology at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Geography at the University of Potsdam since February 2021.
His research focuses on the assessment of flood risks using current data science methods. He also works on flood forecasting and impact-based warnings as well as hydrological and hydraulic modelling.
Kai Schröter says: "The time at the GFZ was rich in new experiences, valuable contacts and inspiring collaborations. Above all, however, the trusting cooperation with colleagues and the open-minded atmosphere of the Hydrology Section was a great pleasure and gave a lot of room for developing one's own ideas and projects."
At the TU Braunschweig, he will continue to study hydrological extremes and their complex interactions with human uses and activities. To this end, methods and tools for monitoring, modelling and integrated management are to be further developed.