Professor Thorsten Wagener

BSc(Siegen), MSc(Delft), PhD(Imperial)

  • BS8 1TR


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Research interests

Hydrology analyses the movement and storage of water in complex environmental systems in which humans are important actors. A systems approach is needed to adequately understand this dynamic physical and socio-economic system with the goal to provide water security for people and nature. My group develops and applies systems methods to advance hydrologic theory, and to build and evaluate predictive models for sustainable water management. Particular current interests are predictions in ungauged basins, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, catchment classification, and the integrated assessment of change impacts.

A basic assumption in all my efforts is that education and research are inherently related and cannot be treated separately. Current educational interests include the development of freely available teaching material for hydrologists worldwide.

I am always looking for highly motivated graduate students and postdocs to join my group. If any of the above topics (both research and education) interest you, then please contact me.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Water Research
  • Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research
  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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Floods and Droughts Scoping Phase

Wagener, T.


Project: Research


Neal, J., Wagener, T., Pianosi, F., Hawker, L. P., Smith, A. & Tshimanga, R.


Project: Research


    Wagener, T.

    1/08/16 → …

    Project: Research

    Research Output

    Open Access
  • Developing observational methods to drive future hydrological science: Can we make a start as a community?

    Beven, K., Asadullah, A., Bates, P., Blyth, E., Chappell, N., Child, S., Cloke, H., Dadson, S., Everard, N., Fowler, H. J., Freer, J., Hannah, D. M., Heppell, K., Holden, J., Lamb, R., Lewis, H., Morgan, G., Parry, L. & Wagener, T., 30 Jan 2020, In : Hydrological Processes. 34, 3, p. 868-873 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
    4 Citations (Scopus)
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)



    Freer, J. (Creator), Coxon, G. R. (Creator), Lane, R. A. (Creator) & Wagener, T. (Contributor), University of Bristol, 2 Jul 2019



    American Geophysical Union (AGU) Outstanding Student Paper Award

    Wagener, Thorsten (Recipient), 1999

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    ASCE Walter L. Huber Engineering Research Prize

    Wagener, Thorsten (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Best Paper Award of the Journal Environmental Modeling and Software

    Wagener, Thorsten (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    • 2 Editorial activity

    Water Resources Research (Journal)

    Thorsten Wagener (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Hydrological Processes (Journal)

    Thorsten Wagener (Editor)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity