Short CV/Education and training

  • Co-chair of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Water Footprinting of the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership (LEAP) of the FAO

  • Head of the working group AgroHyd at the ATB

  • Research associate at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering in Potsdam-Bornim, Germany (ATB), in the Department of Technology Assessment and Substance Cycles, headed by Dr Annette Prochnow (ATB, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)

  • Research associate at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam, Germany, in the junior research group Integration of Information and Modelling Systems for Management of Large-scale Flood Events, headed by Dr Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt (Manitoba, Canada)

  • Researcher on the German Research Foundation (DFG) project "Functionality in a Tropical Mountain Rainforest:

    Diversity, Dynamic Processes and Utilization Potentials under Ecosystem Perspectives", headed by Prof. Wolfgang Wilcke (University of Bern, Switzerland)

  • Research associate in the Department of Applied Geosciences at Giessen University, Germany, headed by Prof. Karl-Knoblich (Giessen University)

  • Studied geology at TU Berlin, Germany, with a focus on hydrogeology; awarded the Diplom degree

Selected publications

  • Peth, D.; Drastig, K.; Prochnow, A.(2017): Quantity- and Quality-Based Farm Water Productivity in Wine Production: Case Studies in Germany. Water. 9 (2:88): Online:

  • Drastig, K.; Libra, J.; Kraatz, S.; Koch, H.(2016): Relationship between irrigation water demand and yield of selected crops in Germany between 1902 and 2010: a modeling study. Environmental Earth Sciences. (75:1427): 1-14 Online:

  • Krauß, M.; Drastig, K.; Prochnow, A.; Rose-Meierhöfer, S.; Kraatz, S.(2016): Drinking and cleaning water use in a dairy cow barn. Water. 8 (7): 1-16 Online:

  • Drastig, K.; Prochnow, A.; Libra, J.; Koch, H.; Rolinski, S.(2016): Irrigation water demand of selected agricultural crops in Germany between 1902 and 2010. Science of the Total Environment. 569 (November): 1299-1314 Online:

  • Drastig, K.; Palhares, J.; Karbach, K.; Prochnow, A.(2016): Farm water productivity in broiler production: case studies in Brazil. Journal of Cleaner Production. 135 (Nov): 9-19 Online:

  • Krauß, M.; Keßler, J.; Prochnow, A.; Kraatz, S.; Drastig, K.(2015): Water productivity of poultry production: The influence of different broiler fattening systems. Food and Energy Security. 4 (1 April): 76-85 Online:

  • Krauß, M.; Kraatz, S.; Drastig, K.; Prochnow, A.(2015): The influence of dairy management strategies on water productivity in dairy farming. Agricultural Water Management. 147 (Jan): 175-186 Online:

  • Trost, B.; Prochnow, A.; Drastig, K.; Meyer-Aurich, A.; Ellmer, F.; Baumecker, M.(2013): Irrigation, soil organic carbon and N2O emissions. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development. : 1-17 Online:

  • Drastig, K.; Prochnow, A.; Kraatz, S.; Libra, J.; Krauß, M.; Döring, K.; Müller, D.; Hunstock, U.(2012): Modeling the water demand on farms. Advances in Geosciences. 23 : 9-13 Online:

  • Prochnow, A.; Drastig, K.; Klauss, H.; Berg, W.(2012): Water use indicators at farm scale: methodology and case study. Food and Energy Security. 1 (1): 29-46 Online:

  • Falkenmark, M.; Drastig, K.(2012): Regenfeldbau bei steigender Niederschlagsvariabilität: die Ertragslücke schließen. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung. (6): 323-324

  • Drastig, K.; Prochnow, A.; Baumecker, M.; Berg, W.; Brunsch, R.(2011): Agricultural water management in Brandenburg. Wassermanagement in der Landwirtschaft in Brandenburg. Die Erde. 142 (1-2): 119-140 Online:

  • Drastig, K.; Prochnow, A.; Kraatz, S.(2011): Effizientere Nutzung der Wasserressourcen in der Landwirtschaft. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung. 30 (11): 180-185

  • Theesfeld, I.; Drastig, K.(2011): Auf der Suche nach passenden Institutionen. Klimawandel fordert alle politischen Ebenen heraus. In search of suitable institutions. Climate change poses a challenge at all political levels. Zwischenruf. 8-13

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Water Footprint Assessment of meat and dairy products

    Funded by: Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development / Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Brasilien

  • World Food Supply and Water Resources: an agricultural-hydrological perspective (AgroHyd). Funding from the Leibniz Association, Bonn, Germany

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Deutsche Hydrologische Gesellschaft e.V.

  • Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (DGG), Fachsektion Hydrogeologie


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