Inne Vanderkelen

Inne Vanderkelen

Climate scientist

Vrije Universiteit Brussel


I’m a climate scientist, interested in water on land and the interactions between freshwater, human management and climate change. In my research, I employ modelling techniques, ranging from the Community Earth System Model, the land model Community Terrestrial Systems Model, the river-routing model mizuRoute to impact models from the ISIMIP project.

I obtained my PhD at the Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, funded by a personal PhD fellowship from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), in which I investigated the role of reservoirs in a changing climate.

You can find the PhD thesis here.

Download my CV.

  • Earth System Modeling
  • Land Surface Modeling
  • Climate change impacts
  • Inland waters
  • PhD in Climate Science, ongoing

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • MSc in Geography, 2015-2017

    KU Leuven and Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • BSc in Geography, 2012-2015

    KU Leuven


Evaluating a reservoir parametrisation in the vector-based global routing model mizuRoute (v2.0.1) for Earth System Model coupling
Evaluation of high-resolution precipitation products over the Rwenzori Mountains (Uganda)
A Flexible Multi-Scale Framework to Simulate Lakes and Reservoirs in Earth System Models