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I have a background in hydrological science and engineering with strong analytical and programming skills. My research competences include hydrological and hydrodynamic model calibration and uncertainty estimation, catchment classification, prediction in ungauged catchments, extreme value statistics, precipitation downscaling, hydro-meteorological forecasts, and impact assessment on catchment water resources.
In 2004, I obtained my MSc degree in Water Resources Engineering & Management from the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. In 2008, I obtained my Dr.-Ing. degree (a German engineering doctorate degree) in Hydrology from the same institute.
I worked at King’s College London in 2007-2010 as a research associate in the NERC funded project “HydroClimate” within the Flood Risk from Extreme Events Programme. The project evaluated impacts of a changing climate on flood inundation for the Upper Severn Catchment in England. I was responsible for setting up and running the hydrological and hydraulic models, and estimating modelling uncertainties and future flood risk.
In 2010, I joined the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia as a lecturer in Hydrology and Climate Change Research.
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Personal website: http://he.nmpi.net/
Key Research Interests
1. Theoretical hydrology: (1) understanding of physical processes of rainfall and runoff as well as conceptualisation of processes, (2) development of a catchment classification scheme and regionalisation, (3) analysis of sensitivity and estimation of hydrological model parameters, and (4) non-stationary extreme flood analysis.
2. Ensemble hydro-meteorological forecasts: (1) development of a hydro-meteorological model cascade by using Ensemble Prediction Systems, (2) development of an in-stream nutrient prediction system, and (3) improving communication and use of ensemble probabilistic predictions.
3. Hydro-climatic prediction: (1) precipitation downscaling, and (2) assessment of impacts and adaptation.
Dr.-Ing. Hydrology, Institut für Wasserbau, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, 10/04-09/07
Dissertation: Application of a Non-parametric Classification Scheme to Catchment Hydrology
Scholarship: International Postgraduate Studies in Water Technologies (IPSWaT), German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Dr.-Ing. András Bárdossy
MSc. Water Resources Engineering & Management, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, 09/01-01/04
Master thesis: Assessment of Predictive Uncertainty associated with the Identification of Model Parameters of a Conceptual Rainfall-Runoff Model
BSc. Environmental Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 09/94-07/98
Bachelor thesis: Process design of a secondary municipal wastewater treatment plant in southern China: a conventional activated sludge treatment process
Postgraduate Research Opportunities
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9/10- Lecturer in Hydrology and Climate Change Research, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, UK
10/07–09/10 Research Associate, Dept of Geography, King’s College London, UK
12/01–03/05 Research Assistant (part-time), Otto-Graf-Institute, University of Stuttgart, Germany
06/00–08/01 Assistant to General Manager, Marsden Water Treatment Co., Ltd., Beijing, China
10/98–05/00 Technical Design Engineer, Xiaoqing Environmental Protection Group Co., Beijing, China
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Engineering, University of Stuttgart
Award Date: 1 Jan 2008
Master of Science, University of Stuttgart
Award Date: 1 Jan 2004
Bachelor of Science, Tianjin University
Award Date: 1 Jan 1998
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Topic A: Open CLimate IMpacts modelling framework (OpenCLIM)
Nicholls, R., He, H., Minns, A., Price, J., Warren, R. & Manful, D.
Natural Environment Research Council
1/05/20 → 31/08/23
European Floods Pilot Project - Draft 1
He, H., Dorling, S. & Manful, D.
1/06/16 → 31/03/24
Impacts Assessments to Support WAter Resources Management and Climate Change Adaption for China (SWARM)
1/04/20 → 31/01/22
Impacts and Risk Assessment to better inform Resilience Planning
Warren, R., Guan, D., He, H., Minns, A., Price, J., Forstenhaeusler, N. & Manful, D.
Natural Environment Research Council
1/02/19 → 31/07/20
Evaluation of ECMWF medium-range ensemble forecasts of precipitation for river basinsYe, J., He, Y., Pappenberger, F., Cloke, HL., Manful, D. Y. & Li, Z., Jul 2014, In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 140, 682, p. 1615-1628 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile30 Citations (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)
Modelling climate impact on floods with ensemble climate projectionsCloke, H. L., Wetterhall, F., He, Y., Freer, J. E. & Pappenberger, F., Jan 2013, In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 139, 671, p. 282-297
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review83 Citations (Scopus)
Conditioning model output statistics of regional climate model precipitation on circulation patternsWetterhall, F., Pappenberger, F., He, Y., Freer, J. & Cloke, H. L., 13 Nov 2012, In: Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics. 19, 6, p. 623-633
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile52 Citations (Scopus)8 Downloads (Pure)
A catchment classification scheme using local variance reduction methodHe, Y., Bárdossy, A. & Zehe, E., 6 Dec 2011, In: Journal of Hydrology. 411, 1-2, p. 140-154 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review17 Citations (Scopus)
A review of regionalisation for continuous streamflow simulationHe, Y., Bárdossy, A. & Zehe, E., 23 Nov 2011, In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 15, 11, p. 3539-3553 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access139 Citations (Scopus)