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Selected Prizes

Edwin Züblin Outstanding Undergraduate Award (1990)

Scientific Career

The research interests of Prof. Disse (*1963) include the analysis of hydrological data and processes as well as the development of applied hydrological models for the sustainable management of water resources in Bavaria, Germany and worldwide. Hydrology and water management are subject to dynamic changes due to global change. Therefore, Prof. Disse's research focuses on the prediction and management of hydrological extremes (floods and droughts), integrated water resources management, and hydrological digitization (Big Data, Artificial Intelligence).

Prof. Disse studied civil engineering at the Universities of Hannover and Karlsruhe. In Karlsruhe, he worked for seven years as a research assistant at the Institute of Hydrology and Water Management under Prof. Plate, where he received his PhD with honors in 1995 on groundwater recharge and regional evapotranspiration. Subsequently, he worked at the Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) in Koblenz, where he conducted research in the fields of river morphology and flood modeling. In 2003, Prof. Disse took over the professorship for water management and resource protection at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich. In 2011, he did research on sustainable water resources management in semi-arid areas during a sabbatical at the University of Arizona (Tucson) in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources. In July 2013, he accepted an appointment at TUM.

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):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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