Dr. Martina Flörke


Research Interest
Dr. Martina Flörke leads the “Global and Regional Dynamics" (GRID) research group on Water at the Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel. Her research concentrates on the identification and quantification of consequences of global change for the environment and for societies, in particular related to freshwater quantity and quality. The thematic areas cover the impacts of socio-economic developments and climate and land use changes on water resources Here analysis and evaluation of the impacts are accomplished qualitatively by applying scenario development methodologies and quantitatively by modelling and indicator development. The principal goal is to develop and to evaluate strategies that help to prevent negative impacts. She worked as a senior scientist focusing on the application and development of the global water modelling framework WaterGAP3 to simulate changes of the hydrological cycle, water use, and in-stream concentrations. Dr. Flörke gained broad experience in international and European research projects and has been involved in processing a number of interdisciplinary projects addressing scenario development as well as water and climate change issues.

She coordinated and leads working groups in EU-projects and other global assessments. During the last years she was involved in global scenario assessments, e.g. "Millennium Ecosystem Assessment", "Global Environment Outlook 4". She was a contributing-author of the United Nation's report "A Global Environmental Outlook - 5" and invited as an Expert Reviewer of the IPPC's 5th Assessment Report of Working Group II. She acts as a Coordinating Lead Author for the upcoming European regional assessment of the Sixth Global Environmental Outlook report "Healthy Planet - Healthy People". Currently, Martina Flörke and her group contributed to the UNEP report "A Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality: Towards a global assessment" and EU-FP7 projects IMPRESSIONS and EartH2Observe. She is actively engaged in the “Intersectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project” (ISI-MIP fast track and ISI-MIP2), the Regional Model Intercomparison within ISI-MIP (Bridging the scales between global and regional impact projections) and in the working group “hyper-resolution global hydrological modelling”. Furthermore she is an active participant in the World Water Scenarios Initiative “Water Futures and Solutions” located at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria).



Work Experience

05/2011 - 01/2019
Head of research group on "Global and Regional Dynamics in Water Resources" (GRID-W), Center for Environmental Systems Research

04/2002 - 04/2011
Senior Scientist, Center for Environmental Systems Research



Academic background

Actual Position: Head of research group on "Global and Regional Dynamics in Water Resources" (GRID-W), Center for Environmental Systems Research


since 2015: Working on habilitation entitled "Modeling
water in the Anthropocene - human interference and impacts on freshwater
resources. A large scale perspective"

08/2002: PhD at the institute of  Hydraulic Engineering and Water Ressources Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Kassel
PhD Thesis: „Estimation of effective hydraulic parameters in heterogeneous poros media”

02/2000
– 06/2000: German Academic Exchange Service, HSPIII Scholarship for PhD student, School
of Environmental Science, Engineering and Policy, Drexel University, Philadelphia
– USA

10/1999 - 03/2002: PhD student, institute of  Hydraulic Engineering and Water Ressources Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Kassel

10/1996 - 09/1999: PhD student, institute of Geohydraulics and Engineering Hydrology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Univserity of Kassel

06/1992: Diploma II, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Kassel
Master thesis: "Comparison of measures to protect the environment from leakages of contaminated sites"

02/1990: Diploma I, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Kassel

Bachelor thesis: "Remediation of contaminated soils"



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