Roland Löwe

Roland Löwe

Associate Professor


Building: 115, 112

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45251694

I am interested in supporting the integration of the urban water cycle into the general urban planning process with modelling tools. In this context, I currently strongly focus on the assessment of flood risk and the testing of flood adaptation options in various potential urban developments and climate scenarios. I apply both, detailed and statistical modelling techniques and I have experience with time series techniques for short-term forecasting from my PhD and previous projects on controlling urban drainage systems.

My current work is part of the WaterSmartCities project (WSC, Innovationsfonden, Denmark) and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (Melbourne, Australia).



2011 - 2014 PhD Probabilistic Forecasting for On-line Operation of Urban Drainage Systems - DTU Compute
2003 - 2008 Diploma Studies Hydrology - Dresden Technical University

Academic grades



Professional experience

2014 - 2016 Project Engineer - Krüger A/S, Storm- and wastewater management
2014 - Postdoc - DTU, Department of Environmenta Engineering
2008 - 2010 Hydrologist - Institute for technical and scientific hydrology (itwh), Hanover
2006 - 2008 Student help - Institute for technical and scientific hydrology (itwh), Dresden
2005 - 2006 Student help - German Groundwater Research Center (DGFZ)


German, English, Danish, French



  • Urban Water + Flood Modeling
  • Statistics and Stochastic Time Series Modeling
  • GIS Analysis including DEM studies
  • Mass data processing and analysis

Software and Programming

  • R, Python, Matlab
  • ArcGIS, QGIS
  • VBA, Fortran90, C++
  • GDAL, CGAL, Spatialite
  • various modelling packages: MIKE Urban / MIKE FLOOD, Hystem-Extran, HecRas, KOSIM, NASIM, ...

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Important Projects

  • Water Smart Cities (2016-) (at DTU)
    Modelling the urban water system for strategic planning under deep uncertainty and with various stakeholders
  • CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (2014-2016) (at DTU)
    Flood Modelling in conjunction with urban development modelling, flood damage analysis, experimental design
  • OMOVAST (2014-2016) (at Krüger AS)
    Implementation of a 1D-2D model based urban flood warning system for Copenhagen
  • RTC Wilhelmshaven (2009-2010) (at itwh)
    Design and implementation of a rule-based, global control system for 2 overflow pumping stations and one gate
  • FOG (2008-2010) (at itwh)
    Conceptual design of a GIS interface for the hydraulic model Hystem-Extran, coordination with programmers and testing
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  • Water Science and Technology

    ISSNs: 0273-1223

    I W A Publishing, United Kingdom

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.55 SJR 0.455 SNIP 0.64, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Journal of Hydrology

    ISSNs: 0022-1694

    Elsevier, Netherlands

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.9 SJR 1.83 SNIP 1.917, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • EVA : Erfaringsudveksling i vandmiljøteknikken

    ISSNs: 1901-3663

    ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed no

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