Ongoing Research

  • Determination of a design discharge on a statistical-deterministic basis

Coupled stochastic-deterministic model systems are used to stochastically generate precipitation fields and describe the interactions of watersheds and flood control systems in large river basins with deterministic approaches. The results of these simulations are analyzed under consideration of various critiria (like flood peak, form of the flood hydrograph as well as flood area, water level and damage) with multivariate statistical methods ("Copulas"). They are also included in planning decisions using fuzzy evaluation approaches.

  • New principles for flood dimensioning of water management storage(-systems)


  • Analysis of the stochastic character of floods

Flood water distribution

  • Development and application of flood forecasting systems

Case studies