Anthropogenic climate change impacts human and natural systems. Due to the inertia of the climate system the negative consequences of current emissions will be experienced in the future. A first intention should therefore be to significantly reduce the risk of potentially dangerous climate change. A second objective is to identify ways to adapt to non-reducible impacts. Mathematical models can test mitigation and adaptation strategies in a virtual environment. They need to address the complexity arising due to the multiple scales in time and space and due to the interconnectedness of systems. The Basque Centre for Climate Change offers a truly interdisciplinary working environment, where, together with inspiring colleagues these challenges can be tackled in an unrestricted way.
Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Basque Centre for Climate Change.
Doctorate in Environmental Engineering from ETH Zurich. Postdoctoral Fellow at Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Sciences and Technology) and at University Laval with the Canada Research Chair on Water Quality Modelling.
Research background is in environmental modelling with a focus on urban water systems. Uncertainty- and sensitivity analysis for mathematical models of engineered systems.
Current research focuses on uncertainty analysis for i) the development of planning strategies for infrastructure systems under dynamics of long-term change, and ii) environmental modelling for climate change mitigation and adaptation.