Jörg Rieckermann

Dr. Jörg Rieckermann

Group Leader

Department Urban Water Management

About Me

My research

My research concerns the understanding of substance flows in urban drainage systems with the primary goal to minimize environmental pollution and health hazards from sewers. To do this efficiently requires i) novel experimental methods to better understand the functioning of our drainage systems and ii) to improve the reliability of urban drainage models. As societal processes and many environmental phenomena are inherently stochastic, I explicitly consider uncertainty and variability by applying advanced data analysis procedures.

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Kanalnetzbewirtschaftung für besseren Gewässerschutz
Assessing influence of model structure deficiencies & input errors on the uncertainty of model prediction
Cost Effective Neural Technique to Alleviate Urban flood Risk

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected publications

Del Giudice, D.; Löwe, R.; Madsen, H.; Mikkelsen, P. S.; Rieckermann, J. (2015) Comparison of two stochastic techniques for reliable urban runoff prediction by modeling systematic errors, Water Resources Research, 51(7), 5004-5022, doi:10.1002/2014WR016678, Institutional Repository
Fencl, M.; Rieckermann, J.; Sýkora, P.; Stránský, D.; Bareš, V. (2015) Commercial microwave links instead of rain gauges: fiction or reality?, Water Science and Technology, 71(1), 31-37, doi:10.2166/wst.2014.466, Institutional Repository
Sikorska, A. E.; Del Giudice, D.; Banasik, K.; Rieckermann, J. (2015) The value of streamflow data in improving TSS predictions - Bayesian multi-objective calibration, Journal of Hydrology, 530, 241-254, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.09.051, Institutional Repository
Del Giudice, D.; Reichert, P.; Bareš, V.; Albert, C.; Rieckermann, J. (2015) Model bias and complexity - understanding the effects of structural deficits and input errors on runoff predictions, Environmental Modelling and Software, 64, 205-214, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.11.006, Institutional Repository
Dürrenmatt, D. J.; Del Giudice, D.; Rieckermann, J. (2013) Dynamic time warping improves sewer flow monitoring, Water Research, 47(11), 3803-3816, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2013.03.051, Institutional Repository
Del Giudice, D.; Honti, M.; Scheidegger, A.; Albert, C.; Reichert, P.; Rieckermann, J. (2013) Improving uncertainty estimation in urban hydrological modeling by statistically describing bias, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17(10), 4209-4225, doi:10.5194/hess-17-4209-2013, Institutional Repository
Schleiss, M.; Rieckermann, J.; Berne, A. (2013) Quantification and modeling of wet-antenna attenuation for commercial microwave links, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 10(5), 1195-1199, doi:10.1109/LGRS.2012.2236074, Institutional Repository
Bianchi, B.; Rieckermann, J.; Berne, A. (2013) Quality control of rain gauge measurements using telecommunication microwave links, Journal of Hydrology, 492, 15-23, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.03.042, Institutional Repository
Blumensaat, F.; Staufer, P.; Heusch, S.; Reußner, F.; Schütze, M.; Seiffert, S.; Gruber, G.; Zawilski, M.; Rieckermann, J. (2012) Water quality-based assessment of urban drainage impacts in Europe - where do we stand today?, Water Science and Technology, 66(2), 304-313, doi:10.2166/wst.2012.178, Institutional Repository
Wang, Z.; Schleiss, M.; Jaffrain, J.; Berne, A.; Rieckermann, J. (2012) Using Markov switching models to infer dry and rainy periods from telecommunication microwave link signals, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 5(7), 1847-1859, doi:10.5194/amt-5-1847-2012, Institutional Repository
Sikorska, A. E.; Scheidegger, A.; Banasik, K.; Rieckermann, J. (2012) Bayesian uncertainty assessment of flood predictions in ungauged urban basins for conceptual rainfall-runoff models, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16(4), 1221-1236, doi:10.5194/hess-16-1221-2012, Institutional Repository
Thomas, K. V.; Bijlsma, L.; Castiglioni, S.; Covaci, A.; Emke, E.; Grabic, R.; Hernández, F.; Karolak, S.; Kasprzyk-Hordern, B.; Lindberg, R. H.; Lopez de Alda, M.; Meierjohann, A.; Ort, C.; Pico, Y.; Quintana, J. B.; Reid, M.; Rieckermann, J.; Terzic, S.; van Nuijs, A. L. N.; de Voogt, P. (2012) Comparing illicit drug use in 19 European cities through sewage analysis, Science of the Total Environment, 432, 432-439, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.06.069, Institutional Repository
Staufer, P.; Scheidegger, A.; Rieckermann, J. (2012) Assessing the performance of sewer rehabilitation on the reduction of infiltration and inflow, Water Research, 46(16), 5185-5196, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2012.07.001, Institutional Repository
Rieckermann, J.; Anta, J.; Scheidegger, A.; Ort, C. (2011) Assessing wastewater micropollutant loads with Approximate Bayesian Computations, Environmental Science and Technology, 45(10), 4399-4406, doi:10.1021/es1030432, Institutional Repository
Mathieu, C.; Rieckermann, J.; Berset, J.-D.; Schürch, S.; Brenneisen, R. (2011) Assessment of total uncertainty in cocaine and benzoylecgonine wastewater load measurements, Water Research, 45(20), 6650-6660, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2011.09.049, Institutional Repository
Rutsch, M.; Rieckermann, J.; Cullmann, J.; Ellis, J. B.; Vollertsen, J.; Krebs, P. (2008) Towards a better understanding of sewer exfiltration, Water Research, 42(10–11), 2385-2394, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2008.01.019, Institutional Repository
Rieckermann, J.; Neumann, M.; Ort, C.; Huisman, J. L.; Gujer, W. (2005) Dispersion coefficients of sewers from tracer experiments, Water Science and Technology, 52(5), 123-133, Institutional Repository
Rieckermann, J.; Borsuk, M.; Reichert, P.; Gujer, W. (2005) A novel tracer method for estimating sewer exfiltration, Water Resources Research, 41(5), W05013 (11 pp.), doi:10.1029/2004WR003699, Institutional Repository

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Phone: +41 58 765 5397
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: BU B08

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Research Group

Intelligent Networks

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Research Focus

Urban Hydrology



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