Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988
    Licence Geography studies at Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier / France

  • 1993
    Master of Science /German Diploma Geography, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn

  • 1993 – 1997
    Employment at a consulting firm for environmental planning, Lüneburg

  • 1997
    Consultant or environmental planning

  • 1997 – 2001
    Research assistant and project coordinator of an interdisciplinary research project on river ecology and sustainable land use in river Elbe valley

  • 2001
    Diploma Multi Media Informatics, University of Applied Sciences of North East Lower Saxony, Lüneburg

  • 2001 – 2002
    Project lead Competence centre for science apnd technology transfer

  • 2002 – 2004
    Research Assistant at University of Applied Sciences of North East Lower Saxony, Lüneburg, Development of Bachelor and international Master

  • 2004 – 2008
    Assistant Professor at the Department of Water Management and Environmental Technologies, University of Lüneburg

  • 2008
    Visiting Professor at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (Thailand)

  • 2008 – 2011
    Associate Professor for Sustainable Landscape Development Department of Sustainability Sciences, Leuphana University of Lüneburg (70 % research, 30 Education)

  • Since 2009
    Guest-Professor at the Centre for Climate and Safety, Karlstad University, Sweden (10-30%)

  • 2011 – 2012
    Full Professor chair for General Geography, Human-Environment-Research, University of Wuppertal, Germany (50% research, 50% teaching)

  • Since 2012
    Full Professor chair for Geography, Eco-Hydrology and Water Resources Management, University of Bonn, Germany (50% research, 50% teaching)

  • 2016 – 2018
    Vice-Dean (study and educational affairs) at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science

Selected publications

  • Evers, M., Höllermann, B., Almoradie, A., Taft, L., & Garcia-Santos, G. (2017): The pluralistic water research concept: A new human-water system research approach. Water 9, 933 DOI: 10.3390/w9120933

    de Brito, M. M., Evers, M., & Höllermann, B. (2017): Prioritization of flood vulnerability, coping ca-pacity and exposure indicators through the Delphi technique: A case study in Taquari-Antas basin, Brazil. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 24, 119-128. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.05.027

    Höllermann, B., & Evers, M. (2017): Perception and handling of uncertainties in water manage-ment—A study of practitioners’ and scientists’ perspectives on uncertainty in their daily de-cision-making. Environmental Science & Policy, 71, 9-18.DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.02.003

    Hedelin, B., Evers, M. Jonsson, A., Alkan-Olsson, J. (2017): Participatory Modelling for Sustainable Development: Key Issues derived from five cases of Natural Resource and Disaster Risk Management. Environmental Science and Policy. Volume 76, October 2017, Pages 185-196,

    Taft, L. & Evers, M. (2016): Human-water interactions in Myanmar’s Dry Zone under climate change. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4913-4928, 2016, doi:10.5194/hess-20-4913-2016

    Evers, M., A. Jonoski, A. Almoradie, L. Lange (2016): Collaborative decision making in sustainable flood risk management: a socio-technical approach for participatory governance. Environ-mental Science and Policy, Vol 55. Seiten 335-344. DOI:10.1016/j.envsci.2015.09.009

    Brito, M.M. and M. Evers (2015): Multi-criteria decision making for flood risk management: a survey of the current state-of-the-art. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. Volume 16. Issue 4. Pages 1019-1033. doi:10.5194/nhess-16-1019-2016.

    Jager, N.W., Challies, E., Kochskämper, E., Newig, J., Benson, D., Blackstock, K.C., Ernst, A., Evers, M., Feichtinger, J., Fritsch, O., Gooch, G., Grund, W., Hedelin, B., Hernández-Mora, N., Hü-esker, D.H., Irvine, K., Klinke, A., Lange, L., Loupsans, D., Lubell, M., Maganda, C., Matczak, P., Páres, M., Saarikoski, H., Slavíková , L., van der Arend, S., von Korff, Y. (2016): Transfor-ming European Water Governance? EU Water Framework Directive implementation in 13 member states. Water. Volume 8, Issue 4. DOI:10.3390/w8040156.

    Höllermann, B., M. Evers (2015): Integration of uncertainties in water and flood risk management. Proc. IAHS, 370, 193-199. DOI: 10.5194/piahs-370-193-2015.

    Evers, M. and L. Nyberg (2013) Coherence and inconsistency of European instruments for integrat-ed river basin management. Journal of River Basin Management (JRBM). Vol. 11.2013

    Jonoski, A. & M. Evers (2013) Sociotechnical framework for participatory flood risk management via collaborative modeling. Int. Journal for Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC), Vol-ume 4, Issue 2

    Baufeld, R., M. Evers, S. Kofalk (Hrsg.) (2015): Management und Renaturierung von Auen im Elbeeinzugsgebiet. Konzepte für die nachhaltige Entwicklung einer Flusslandschaft, Bd. 3. ISBN 978-3-89998-009-7

    Eshtawi, T., M. Evers, B. Tischbein (2015) Quantifying the impact of urban area expansion on groundwater recharge and surface runoff. Hydrological Sciences Journal. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2014.1000916

    Nyberg, L., M. Evers, M. Dahlström, A. Pettersson (2014) Sustainability aspects of water regulation and flood risk reduction in Lake Vänern. In: Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management Society; Volume 17, Issue 4. DOI:10.1080/14634988.2014.975094

    Evers, M. (2014) Integratives Flussgebiets- und Hochwasserrisikomanagement – Synergien identifizieren und nutzen. In.: KW Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft, 2014 (7) ,Nr. 9. DOI: 10.3243/kwe2014.08.004

    Evers, M. und J. Newig (2014) Wasser. In: Heinrichs, H. und G. Michelsen (Hg.) (2014) Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften. S. 475-500. Springer Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg

    Jonoski, A. & M. Evers (2013) Sociotechnical framework for participatory flood risk management via collaborative modeling. Int. Journal for Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC), Volume 4, Issue 2

    Stoecker, F., M. S. Babel, A. Das Gupta, A. A. Rivas, M. Evers, F. Kazama (2013) Hydrogeochemical and isotopic characterization of groundwater salinization in the Bangkok Aquifer System, Thailand. Environmental Earth Sciences. Springer Volume 68, Issue 3 (2013), Page 749-763. DOI 10.1007/s12665-012-1776-y

    Evers, M., A. Jonoski, C. Maksimovic, L. Lange, S. Ochoa, J. Cortés, A. Almoradie, A. Dinkneh (2012) Enhancing stakeholders` role by collaborative modelling for urban flood risk reduction. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 2821-2842, 2012

Selected projects

  • 2018 – 2021: Future Rural Africa. Collaborative Research Centre TR 228 (DFG). Sub-Project: Agro-futures: Scales of variability, human-environment interactions, and patterns in agro-landscapes (Tanzania) (PI)

  • 2017 – 2019: Climate-Water-Food Nexus Myanmar (MyNex). BMBF (Project lead)

  • 2016 – 2020: Graduate School “ONE HEALTH” with India, Ghana and Brazil (Ministry for Research and Education of North Rhine Westphalia/Germany) (together with UNU – EHS) (PI)

  • 2015 – 2016: SotHy Myanmar – Current and future socio-hydrological responses on climate variabil-ity and climate change in the Ayeyarwady River Basin, Myanmar (DFG) (Project lead)

  • 2014-2017: A participative multi-criteria approach for flood vulnerability and risk assessment under uncertainty: a case study in a Brazilian watershed (CAPES grant 13669-13-3/ DAAD) (PI)

  • 2015 – 2017: Resilient planning for Intermittent Events in Urban Areas (2015-2017) DAAD (PI)

  • Decentralized Integrated Analysis and Enhancement of Awareness through Collaborative Modeling and Management of Flood Risk [DIANE-CM]; (Coordinator of international Consortium); ERANET CRUE/FP6 , 360.000 € (2009 – 2011)

  • Success factors for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); (2008 – 2010)

  • Strategic Alliance and Water Actions (SAWA); joint work package leader: Capacity building; Sub-project leader: Integrated river basin management for the catchment of river Ilmenau. Funded by EU-Interreg IVB; 8,12 Mio. € (2008 – 2011)

  • EU Project (6th Research Framework Programme) Integrated Decision Support Sys-tem for Risk Assessment and Management of the water-sediment-soil system at river basin scale in fluvial ecosystems (RAMWASS): Workpackage Lead: Pre-standardization guidelines for design and management of prevention, identification and mitigation scenarios in flood risk are-as (2006 – 2007)

  • Member of the International Steering Group and Work package Lead „DDS and Spatial Planning“ for the EU-Interreg Project Flood Plain Land Use Optimising Workable Sustainability (FLOWS), 9,8 Mio € (2004 – 2006)

  • Sub-Project Lead: Integration of Flood related Information in Spatial Planning. EU-Interreg Project Flood Plain Land Use Optimising Workable Sustainability (FLOWS)(2004 – 2006)

  • Coordination of interdisciplinary research project "Goals of Nature Conservation and realisation with agriculture – Aims, Instruments and Costs of a sustainable development in the valley of river Elbe (1,2 Million €)(1997 – 2001)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Head of the Scientific Board of the National Committee for the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO and the Hydrology and Water Resources Programme (HWRP) of WMO

  • Member of the Scientific Board of the German Hydrological Society (DHG)

  • Member of the scientific board of the scientific community “Hydrological Sciences” in cooperation with German Water Association (DWA)(Since 2013)

  • Working group member/Co-Author of the Global Environment Outlook GEO 5 (Water chapter)(2010 – 2012)

  • Working Group Member of the UNEP Project IW:Science Enhancing the use of Science in International Water projects to improve project results, Project group River Basin Management (2009 – 2010)

  • Scientific Committee Member of the Journal „Natur und Landschaft“ (Editor Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany)(Since 2009)

  • Member of the state cooperation of the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (Member of the Leibnitz Scientific Society)(Since 2009)

  • Member of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)(Since 2005)

  • Member of the scientific community “Hydrological Sciences” in cooperation with German Water Association (DWA); Co-Initiator and Vice-speaker of working group Decision Support Systems (DSS) for sustainable river basin management (Since 2003)

  • Member of the Association of Applied Geography (DVAG)(Since 2002)

  • Co-founder and member of the steering committee of the Agenda 21 association LüneburgSince (1997)

  • Co-founder and member of steering committee of the association “man and society” (GMU), Bonn/Germany (Since 1992)


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