Lina Stein

Project: A global approach to robust flood estimates in ungauged catchments using hydrological process knowledge

Supervisors: Dr Ross Woods and Dr Francesca Pianosi

Lina is a PhD student in the Water and Environmental Engineering Group at Bristol University with a focus on data analysis and flood modelling.

Lina completed her undergrad in Environmental Science with a minor in Environmental Hydrology at Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg in 2015. During this time she spent two semesters at the National University of Singapore, where she focused on natural hazards in South East Asia. Her experience from this time was applied during an internship at the German Society for International Development (GIZ) in the department for Water Policy and Infrastructure. She finished her undergrad with a thesis in water balance modeling of a small catchment in the West Bank. It encouraged her to pursue a MSc in Hydrology at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, where she focused on hydrological modeling and data management as well as hydrological hazards. In her final thesis she successfully applied a recently developed solute transport model for the first time to a hydrological complex Karst catchment. A publication of the results is currently under development.

During her Master’s, Lina completed an internship at the Institute for Social Ecological Research. Her task was to measure drought exposure in the Cuvelai Basin in Namibia and Angola as part of the Household Drought Vulnerability Index. To achieve this, Lina developed the Blended Drought Index, which accurately describes current and past drought events sorely from freely available remote sensing products.

Research Interests

  • Hydrological modeling
  • Flood hazards
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Data management
  • Data analysis

WISE Summer School 2017 Presentation: Lina_Stein_Jun17[1]

June 2017 Poster: Lina Stein Jun17