Walter W. Immerzeel

Utrecht University, The Netherlands


Walter W. Immerzeel has twelve years of experience in geoinformatics, water resource management, and climate change and is skilled in hydro-meteorological monitoring, the use of remote sensing, simulation models, and spatial analysis and he has been doing research on Himalayan hydrology since 2002. He holds a Ph.D. degree in physical geography from the Utrecht University, Italy, and his research focused on the interface of mountain hydrology, climate change, and agriculture. He also has extensive experience in the application of remote sensing and modeling in mountain areas for systematically assessing and monitoring climate change, flooding, droughts, and food security. He has worked in The Netherlands as well as in numerous developing countries. From December 2002 until June 2004, he was attached to the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as a CASIMIR Fellow supported by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) working on seasonal forecasting of Asian river discharges from the Himalayan cryosphere and monsoon feedbacks in close collaboration with the Utrecht University. He currently works as Postdoctoral Researcher at the Utrecht University and ETH Zurich and he is responsible for a number of projects on the cutting edge of climate change and hydrology. In 2011, he was awarded an NWO-VENI grant to support his research on the impacts of climate change on the hydrology of the Himalayas and Karakoram mountain ranges. Since 2012, he has been acting as a visiting scientist at ICIMOD.

Biography Updated on 21 January 2013

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