HS Hydrological Sciences
The 2016 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Insa Thiele-Eich for the poster/PICO entitled:
Past and future flooding in Bangladesh (Thiele-Eich, I.; Hopson, T.; Simmer, C.; Simon, T.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
Insa Thiele-Eich conducted her PhD research under the supervision of Prof. Clemens Simmer at the Meteorological Institute at the University of Bonn in Germany, where she is now the scientific coordinator of the Collaborative Research Centre TR32: Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Systems.
Her PhD project aimed to understand the processes currently determining flooding in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basin, in particular the role of precipitation and sea-level rise, as well as to assess how climate change might impact flood characteristics in the future with a particular focus on the megacity Dhaka.
The poster presented at EGU 2016 shows results regarding past and future flood characteristics in Bangladesh, but also stresses the importance of including other factors such as man-made structures and health impacts which can aggravate, counteract, or even outweigh the effects of climate change.