Head of institute

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Schröter

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Kai Schröter

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Schröter


Professional Career

  • 2022 Professor of Hydrology and River Basin Management, Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources, Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • 2021 Lecturer (Privatdozent) for Hydrology, Institute of Environmental Science and Geography, University of Potsdam
  • 2012 – 2022 Senior Research Associate German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Section Hydrology, Potsdam
  • 2008 - 2012 Project Engineer and Project Manager BWS GmbH, Hamburg
  • 2002 - 2008 Research Associate, Section for Engineering Hydrology and Water Resources Management (IHWB), TU-Darmstadt


  • 2020 Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil) at the University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, "Improved flood risk assessment: new data sources and methods for flood risk modelling"
  • 2008 Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) at Technical University of Darmstadt, Department of Civil Engineering, "A contribution to the uncertainty analysis of distributed hydrological models"
  • 1996 - 2002 Diploma in Civil Engineering, TU-Darmstadt, Specialization in Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Hydraulic Engineering, Geotechnics, Water supply and wastewater engineering

Research interests

  • Integrated modelling and simulation of complex water resources systems.
  • Risk analysis of floods and droughts, impacts of climate change
  • Prediction and analysis of hydrological extremes
  • Data and uncertainty analysis


ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3173-7019

Publications of the Division of Hydrology and River Basin Management