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Schwemmle, Robin


Scientific Employee
M.Sc. Hydrology 

Chair of Hydrology
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Friedrichstraße 39
D-79098 Freiburg

Fon: +49 (0)761 - 203 9274
E-Mail:Robin Schwemmle
Room No: 01.018

Robin Schwemmle


PhD student in the cooperation project with the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS):
The combined effect of climate change and adapted land management on water quality


Research Interests

  • Hydrologic modeling
  • Solute transport
  • Climate change impact
  • Sustainable water resources management
  • Time series analysis
  • Statistical learning



since 12/2018 Scientific Employee at the Chair of Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
10/2015 – 08/2018 M.Sc. in Hydrology at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
09/2012 – 09/2015 B.Sc. in Geography at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg


Stay abroad

05 – 10/2017 Chair of Environmental Engineering at The University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
08 – 12/2014 Eawag, Water Research Institute within the ETH Domain (Schweiz)


Awards and activities

Oct 7-9 2019 Convener and Chair, „Hydrologic modelling across different landscapes“,
16th PhD Workshop (AG HydMod), Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
2019 EGU Travel Award
2018 Christian-Leibundgut-Award „Best Master thesis“



European Geoscience Union (EGU)
Deutsche Hydrologische Gesellschaft e.V. (DHG)
Digital Water Institute e.V. (DWI)


Recent publications

Perona, P., Niayifar, A., Schwemmle, R., Razurel, P., Flury, R., Winz, E., and Barry, D. A.: Frontiers of (Pareto) Optimal and Sustainable Water Management for Hydropower and Ecology, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.703433, 2021.
Schwemmle, R., Demand, D., and Weiler, M.: Technical note: Diagnostic efficiency – specific evaluation of model performance, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2187-2198, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2187-2021, 2021.
Schwemmle, R., and Perona, P.: Highlighting action and environmental component interactions using a network theory approach, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 38, 245-260, https://doi.org/10.1080/14615517.2019.1704113, 2020.


Conference contributions

Schwemmle, R., Demand, D., and Weiler, M. (2020): Diagnostic efficiency - a diagnostic approach for model evaluation, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria (talk)
Schwemmle, R., Hartmann, A., Beck, H. (2019): Climatic and Physiographic controls on errors of large-scale hydrological models, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria (talk)
Schwemmle, R., Perona, P. (2018): Network theory approach to support Environmental Impact Assessment, 19th Biennial Seminar on Water Resources and Environmental Management, Edinburgh, Scotland (talk)
Meier, P., Schwemmle, R., Viviroli, D. (2015): Trade-offs between electricity production from small hydropower plants and ecosystem services in alpine river basins, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria (talk)


Software / Publications

GitHub Account


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