Core Team

Claudia Teutschbein

Lab head, Assistant professor in surface hydrology

My research aims at facilitating the coping with fundamental societal challenges linked to climate, water and environmental changes. I contribute to a better understanding of hydrological processes in a changing climate, their links to external meteorological, topographic and anthropogenic drivers, their implications for water quantity and quality at different spatio-temporal scales, and their socio-economic consequences.

Faranak Tootoonchi

PhD candidate

As a woman from a country with significant water scarcity, Iā€™m concerned about hydro-climatological properties in changing environments. I am interested in statistical & mathematical formulations of natural processes. My research focuses on bias correction of climate models for simulating hydrological climate-change impacts.

Elin Stenfors

PhD candidate

I am an environmental engineer with a background in soil & water dynamics and natural resource management. I am fascinated by linking societal and natural processes, which is why my research focuses on human-nature interactions in the context of drought, looking at the socio-hydrological dynamics of the phenomenon.


Thomas Grabs

Associate Professor, Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences, Program for Air, Water and Landscape Sciences

My research focuses on spatial and temporal scaling of hydrodynamical and biogeochemical processes ā€” with emphasis on the interface between land and water bodies. My principal research objective is to create a better understanding of the linkage between surface water quality and the interplay of shallow groundwater flow pathways and chemical buffering within the near-stream riparian zone.

Andrijana Todorovic

Assistant Professor

I am a civil engineer specialized in hydrology and water resources engineering. My research focuses on hydrologic modelling under changing and extreme hydro-climatic conditions. The key objectives of my research are to improve our understanding and, hence, our capacity to foresee catchment behavior under such conditions, and to use that knowledge to improve water resource management, particularly to reduce water-related hazards.


Malgorzata Blicharska

Associate Professor, Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences, Program for Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

I work with environmental policy implementation, individual and organizational learning related to implementation of new policies and concepts, spatial planning for biodiversity conservation, environmental conflicts, public participation in environmental decision-making and ecosystem services.



Simon Ryfisch

PhD Candidate

I am a social scientist, specialized on conflict management and transformation relating to water. In my research, I explore on various governance levels how society can advance sustainable solutions in the water sector for climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and biodiversity conservation ā€” all while catering to the needs of a broad range of stakeholders.