Data model integration
Prof. Dr Albrecht Weerts is an expert on data model integration and hydrological forecasting at Deltares, working within the Operational Water Management group. Albrecht investigates the predictability of the hydrological system, which is driven by weather and climate. The aim of the research is to improve predictions of hydrological processes at different spatial and temporal scales. Improved prediction can help water managers, crisis managers and policy makers to make informed decisions about reducing risks and impacts of future floods and droughts. Albrecht has been leading research and development projects on data assimilation techniques for improving flood forecasting system (quantification and reduction of uncertainties). He has provided advice on the development of flood and drought forecasting systems. Albrecht was involved as expert advisor on hydrological predictability and forecasting systems in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, England & Wales, Brazil, Myanmar, United States, Poland, Republic of Korea, and Republic of China (Taiwan). He (co-) authored over 40 peer reviewed journal papers and as of February 2016 he has been appointed endowed professor Hydrological Predictability at Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
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|2012 - present||Deltares||Expert Hydrology Deltares|
|2008 - 2011||Deltares||Senior Scientist/Advisor Hydrology.|
|2002 - 2007||WL|Delft Hydraulics||Scientist/Advisor Hydrology.|
|2000 - 2001||Colworth, UK||EU Marie Curie Postdoc Fellow, Unilever R&D.|
|1995 - 2000||University of Amsterdam||PhD Faculty of Science.|
Developing and implementing Kalman filtering for water quality forecast system FEWS NIER.
Republic of Korea, 2012
EU FP7, Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology (DRIHM).
EU, 2012 - 2015
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Improving the ensemble capabilities.
United States of America, 2011 - 2012
EU FP7 GLOWASIS Pre-validated GMES Global Water Scarcity Service.
EU, 2011 - 2013
Flood Control 2015, Quantifying and reducing uncertainties in flood hazard forecasting.
The Netherlands, 2009 - 2012
FEWS Waterbeheer, water resources forecasting system for the Netherlands.
The Netherlands, 2009 - 2012
Deltares focal point for XEFS (ensembles) link to CHPS.
United States of America, 2008 - 2012
Risk-based probabilistic fluvial flood forecasting for integrated catchment models (SC080030).
England and Wales, 2008 - 2010
Water Balance Maxau-Rhine branches: water balance study of the Rhine river between Maxau and Lobith.
Germany/The Netherlands, 2006 - 2007
FP5 ACTIF EU accompanying measures project.
EU, 2003 - 2005
Adaptive correction of deterministic models to produce accurate probabilistic forecasts
P.J. Smith, K. Beven, A.H. Weerts, D. Leedal, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2783–2799, www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/16/2783/2012/doi:10.5194/hess-16-2783-2012.
Extracting information from an ensemble of GCMs to reliable assess future global runoff change
F.C. Sperna Weiland, L.P.H. van Beek, A.H. Weerts, M.F.P. Bierkens, J. Hydrology, 412–413 (2012) 66–75, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.03.047.
Evaluation of two precipitation data sets for the Rhine River using streamflow simulations
C. Photiadou, A.H. Weerts and B.J.J.M. van den Hurk, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 3355–3366, doi:10.5194/hess-15-3355-201.
Estimation of predictive hydrological uncertainty using quantile regression: Examples from the National Flood Forecasting System (England and Wales),
A.H. Weerts, H.C. Winsemius, J.S. Verkade, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 255–265, doi:10.5194/hess-15-255-2011.
The use of MOGREPS ensemble rainfall forecasts in operational flood forecasting systems across England and Wales
J. Schellekens, A.H. Weerts, R.J. Moore, C. E. Pierce and S. Hildon, Advances in Geoscience, special issue, vol. 29, 77-84, doi:10.5194/adgeo-29-77-2011.
Application of generic data assimilation tools (DATools) for flood forecasting purposes
, A.H. Weerts, G.Y. El Serafy, S. Hummel, J. Dhondia, and H. Gerritsen, Computers & Geosciences, 36, 453–463, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2009.07.009.
Discharge simulations performed with a hydrological model using bias corrected regional climate model input
S.C. van Pelt, P. Kabat, H.W. ter Maat, B.J.J.M. van den Hurk, A.H. Weerts, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2387–2397.
Uncertainty assessment via Bayesian revision of ensemble streamflow predictions in the operational river Rhine forecasting system
P. Reggiani, M. Renner, A.H. Weerts, and P. van Gelder, Water Resources Research 45, W0242, doi:10.1029/2007WR006758.
A Bayesian approach to decision-making under uncertainty: an application to real-time forecasting in the river Rhine
P. Reggiani and A.H. Weerts, Journal of Hydrology, 356, 56-69.
Probabilistic quantitative precipitation forecast for flood prediciton: an application
P. Reggiani and A.H. Weerts, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 9, 76-95.
|Present||Member||American Geophysical Union.|
|Present||Member||Membership Dutch Hydrologic Society (NHV)|
|Present||Member||European Geophysical Union.|
|2011||Keynote Speaker||Keynote during the Celebration of the World Water Day, March 21st 2011, Seoul, Republic of Korea.|
|2010 - 2012||Editor||Editor of Special Issues in Advances in Geoscience and Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) related to ensemble flood forecasting and data assimilation.|
|2010 - present||Member||Member of the programming committee on Hydrological Forecasting of the EGU, organizing sessions on EGU for the Sub Division Hydrological Forecasting.|
|2010||Guest Lecturer||Guest lectures at University of Amsterdam (UvA), Wageningen University (WUR) , University Twente-ITC.|
|2008 - 2010||Council member||Works council member Deltares (lid ondernemingsraad Deltares).|
|2008 - present||Member Committee||Member HEPEX Scientific Steering Committee, organizing several international workshops.|
|2006 - present||Expert||Expert, Evaluating international research proposals (e.g. MITACS, FREE-NERC, NSF).|