• Water availability, use, productivity, allocation and management
• River flow regimes, aquatic ecology and ecosystem services
• Development, food security, micro-finance and international trade
• Remote sensing, computer simulation and mobile information technology
Research Fellow, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Research and development of dynamic computational tools in
hydrological and environmental sciences, simulating water and nutrient
fluxes across a range of scales and for a variety of applications.
Teaching assistant and student supervision, ETH Zurich and the Swiss
Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag),
Teaching assistance on: Sustainability in water supply,
water resources and aquatic ecosystems; Agro-hydrological simulation
tools and uncertainty; and Computational tools in statistics and
geographic information systems (GIS). Supervision of student theses on:
Potential impacts of climate change on crop growth in West Africa,
Agriculturally induced nutrient enrichments of groundwater in Iran, Crop
water use and reservoir management in the Zambezi river basin, and
Catchment-scale nutrient cycling in China.
Seminar organiser, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and
Technology (Eawag), Switzerland.
Instigator and leader of organisation
committee, identification of speaker candidates, supplementary research
meetings organiser, and general administration.
Session organiser, the World Water Week conference in Stockholm,
Organisation and management of poster sessions, technical
assistance in time-critical problem solving.
Environmental officer at the County Administrative Board in the
Jönköping county, Sweden.
Fieldwork in environmental surveillance
(water, fish and crayfish sampling for biological remediation and
resource planning), review of national environmental policy goals
(through report 2005:32 on surface ozone), land owner contacts (e.g.
regarding the sensitive crayfish fishing), validation of a fish production
model for lake Vättern, database maintenance, and GIS analyses.
Officer at the Municipality of Jönköping, Sweden.
evaluation of a questionnaire survey regarding water, sanitation and waste services. Inventory of municipal emergency water supply.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Doctor of Sciences (Ph.D.) at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal
Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Switzerland
Topic: Assessing potential impacts of water harvesting and ecological
sanitation on smallholder crop yields, evaporation, transpiration, and
river flow regimes in Southern Africa. Derived skills & experience:
project management, high-performance computer simulations in
hydrology and agricultural science, scenario analysis, uncertainty
analysis, Bayesian statistics, acquisition, management and analysis of
large data sets (SQL, GIS), programming, scientific publication,
communication, and funding acquisition.
Master of Science in Water and Environmental Studies at Linköping
: water management, global water resources and
livelihood security, hydrological modelling, transboundary river basin
management, environmental history, research methodology, geostatistics.
ECTS grades: 5 A and 3 B. In this degree also:Minor Field Study in Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
Analysing land cover changes in the Okavango river basin during the
Angolan civil war (1979–2001) using satellite remote sensing and water
quality measurements. Derived skills & experience: funding acquisition,
project management, and conducting science in developing-country
conditions. The thesis is available on my website. ECTS grade: A.
Bachelor of Science, Honours in Freshwater Science at University of
: hydrology (surface and groundwater), aquatic
ecology (riverine, lacustrine, wetland, estuarine, coastal, and marine),
water policy and governance, remote sensing and GIS, statistics, earth
science, aquaculture, and environmental resources. Grade: First Class
Honours (highest possible). In this degree also:Exchange studies at the University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
(2002-2003): hydrology (surface and groundwater), hydraulics,
hydrological processes in ecosystems, hydrological field methods,
aquaculture, aquatic ecology, and geomorphology. Grade Point Average:
3.938 (of maximum 4.0).
Conscript as a musician at the Royal Swedish Army Northern Band.
Leader of the horn section, conducting classes at the Music Conservatory of the Swedish Armed Forces.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
at the Per Brahegymnasiet,
Jönköping, Sweden. Subjects: French, English, chemistry, macro-economy, mathematics, Swedish, and theory of science. Grade: 36 of 45.
Undergraduate Excellence Award, University of California, Davis, U.S.A.
Dean's Honours List (twice), University of California, Davis, U.S.A.
, Zehnder, A.J.B., Wehrli, B., Yang, H. (2011). Improved SWAT model
performance with time-dynamic Voronoi tessellation of climatic input data in Southern Africa. Journal of the American Water Resources Association
, in press.
(2011). The potential impacts of enhanced soil moisture and soil fertility on
smallholder crop yields in Southern Africa
. Doctoral dissertation, Diss. ETH No. 19600, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Zurich, Switzerland,
, Zehnder, A.J.B., Rockström, J., Yang, H. (2011). Potential impacts of water
harvesting and ecological sanitation on crop yield, evaporation and river flow regimes in the Thukela river basin, South Africa. Agricultural Water Management
, Vol. 98, Iss. 7, pp. 1113-1124,
Schmid Neset T.-S., Singer H., Longrée P., Bader, H.-P., Scheidegger, R., Wittmer, A., Andersson,
(2010). Understanding consumption-related sucralose emissions – A conceptual approach
combining substance-flow analysis with sampling analysis. Science of the Total Environment
Vol. 408, Iss. 16, pp. 3261-3269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.04.003
, Zehnder, A.J.B., Jewitt, G.P.W., Yang, H. (2009). Water availability, demand
and reliability of in situ water harvesting in smallholder rain-fed agriculture in the Thukela River Basin, South Africa. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
. Vol. 13, pp. 2329-2347,
(2006). Land cover change in the Okavango river basin – Historical changes
during the Angolan civil war, contributing causes and effects on water quality.
M.Sc. thesis at the Department of Water and Environmental Studies at Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. ISRN: LIU-TEMA/V/MPWLS-D-06/003-SE.
(2005) Övervakning av marknära ozon i Jönköpings län 2002-2004. (Monitoring
of surface ozone 2002-2004 in the Jönköping County, Sweden.)
Report 2005:32, Länsstyrelsen i Jönköpings län, Sweden (The County Administrative Board of the Jönköping County, Sweden.).
(2004) Recovery of benthic macro-invertebrates from low-flow conditions at sites
with a restricted versus unrestricted hyporheic zone
. B.Sc. Honours thesis at the Institute of Aquaculture at University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.
(2003) Life history, status and distribution of Klamath river Chinook Salmon.
Department of Geology, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
Andersson, J.C.M. Improved SWAT model performance with time-dynamic Voronoi tessellation of
climatic input data in Southern Africa.
The Global Catchment Initiative conference on the Global Dimensions of Change in River Basins. The Global Water Systems Project, 6th–8th December 2010 in Bonn, Germany.
Andersson, J.C.M. Potential impacts of water harvesting on hydrological fluxes of river basins.
European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2nd–7th May 2010 in Vienna, Austria.
Yang, H., Zehnder, A.J.B., Rockström, J. Potential impacts of water harvesting
and ecological sanitation on crop yields, evaporation and river flow regimes.
2010 Congress of the Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich. 9th April, 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Andersson, J.C.M. Agricultural management in the Thukela river basin, South Africa.
Workshop, 23rd–25th February 2010 in Dübendorf, Switzerland.
, Yang, H., Zehnder, A.J.B., Jewitt, G.P.W. Simulating Crop Yield and Water
Productivity in Smallholder and Commercial Agricultural Systems in the Thukela River Basin, South Africa
. 10th WaterNet/GWP-SA Symposium, 28th–30th October 2009 in Entebbe, Uganda.
, Yang, H., Zehnder, A.J.B. Water availability, demand and reliability of in situ
water harvesting in smallholder rain-fed agriculture in the Thukela River Basin, South Africa.
Stockholm Resilience Centre workshop on “Approaches and challenges in hydrological modelling of meso-scale catchments under agricultural influence”. 24th–27th August 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Andersson, J.C.M. How Reliable is Water Harvesting?
The World Water Week, 16th–22nd August
, Yang, H., Zehnder, A.J.B. SWAT Capable of Simulating Smallholder Food
. ETH Zurich North-South Centre conference on “How to ensure food security today and tomorrow? Agriculture in the face of new and urgent global needs”. 12th December 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland.
ACQUISITION OF FUNDS
. Project funding from the Swiss National Science
Foundation to extend the high-performance computing cluster capacity
of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag).
Minor Field Study grant
from the Swedish International Development
Independent, B2* Independent, B1* Basic, A2*
Independent, B1* Independent, B1* Basic, A1*
* According to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages of the Council of Europe (http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/) with the following scale: Basic user (A1, A2), Independent user (B1, B2), Proficient user (C1, C2) where A1 is the lowest and C2 is the highest.
FURTHER INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Journey through Russia, Mongolia, China, Nepal, India, Singapore,
Childhood in Rwanda and Burundi. Shorter travel to Tanzania, Kenya,
Uganda, D.R. Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mauritius.
I have used many software packages professionally, of which some are listed below. I also have a keen interest for computers and technology, which enables me to learn quickly.
Level of proficiency
Hydrological & agricultural modelling
Statistics, programming, GIS, computation
Word processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation,
Operating system, high-performance computing Very good
Fieldwork has been central to my education and experience. Below follows some selected examples of acquired field skills.
Level of proficiency
GPS localisation, sampling and verification
Macro-invertebrate collection and identification
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