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Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Helmut Habersack

Institute for Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering

Muthgasse 107
1190 Wien
EMail: helmut.habersack(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 3189900-101
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Curr. Vitae

2016 - UNESCO IHP Vice President of Intergovernmental Council
2015 - Visiting Professor at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan
2014 - UNESCO Chair on Integrated River Research and Management
2011 - Full Professor for Hydraulic Engineering and Modelling
2011 - Head of the Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
2010 - Head of Christian Doppler Laboratory for Advanced Methods in River Monitoring, Modelling and Engineering. http://cdlabor-imfluss.boku.ac.at/
2009 - Visiting Professor at the UC Berkeley / USA and University of Minnesota, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory / USA
2003 - Research visit in Canada
2001 - Associate Professor
2001 - Habilitation
1998 - 1999 Sabbatical at the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
1997 - 2001 Assistant Professor
1997 - Doctoral degree
1991 - Diploma

Statistik Austria, science classification

geomorphology; hydraulics; Flood control; river engineering; constructional hydraulic engineering; Hydrology; Hydrometry; Water management;

Expertise

river morphology; sediment transport; river engineering; integrated flood risk management; ecohydraulics; sustainable hydropower; optimisation of navigation fairway;

Awards

2015 science2business Award 2015
2013 Wissenschaftspreis des Landes Niederösterreich
2002 Umweltpreise 2002 der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Umwelt und Technik (ÖGUT) im Bereich ökologischer Hochwasserschutz in der Kategorie vorsorgender Hochwasserschutz und der Kategorie vorbildliche Reaktion auf die HW-ereignisse 2002
1998 Erwin Schrödinger Auslandsstipendium des Österreichischen Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
1992 Umweltschutzpreis des Bezirkes Fürstenfeld
1991 Preis der Prof. Julius Kar-Stiftung

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2016 - UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
vice-president
2000 - International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
member
2000 - World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER)
member of the managing board
1998 - INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES
expert
1995 - German Association for Water, Waste Water and Waste
member of the commisson
1992 - Austrian Water and Waste Association
member of the commisson

Reviewer for scientific journals

2011 - Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
2011 - Geomorphology
2011 - River Systems
2009 - Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
2005 - Hydrological Processes
2001 - Water Resources Research
2001 - Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (Reston)
2001 - Journal of Hydraulic Research
1999 - River Research and Applications

Expert for external appointment/habilitation procedures

2012 Externe Habilitation: Gutachter: Universität Karlsruhe

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2006 - Schweizer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung - Switzerland
2000 - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - Germany

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2014 Second International Conference on the Status and Future of the World´s Large Rivers
organiser
2011 International Conference on The Status and Future of the World´s Large Rivers
organiser
2005 Gravel-Bed Rivers VI From process understanding to river restoration
organiser
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