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PD Dr. Katrin Drastig

Leader of the investigators group "Water productivity in agriculture (AgroHyd)"

Department: Technology Assessment and Substance Cycles

Telefon: +49 (0)331 5699 218
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Research programs

Research areas

  • Process assessment under climate change conditions
  • Assessment of technical and process adaptation demand
  • Agricultural water balances of single processes and of whole branches as basis for further development
  • “World food supply and water resources: an agricultural-hydrological perspective (AgroHyd)”

Scientific activities

  • Member of the jury Thuringian Innovation Award, the Innovationspreis Thüringen (since 2018)
  • ATB-contact person for the Germany's National Meteorological Service, the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)  (since 2017)
  • ATB-Person of confidence for PhD students (since 2011)



Curriculum Vitae

Katrin Drastig (née Fleischbein)
Professional Career:

  • 2018 Habilitation in Crop Sciences, Humboldt-University zu Berlin
  • since 2009 Research Scientist at the Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim within the research area "Water efficiency in agriculture"
  • 09/2004 - 03/2009 Assistant in the young researcher group "Information and Modelling Systems for the Management of Large-scale Flood Events" at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section Hydrology
  • 10/1999 - 09/2004 Assistant and PhD-student in the project "Waterbudget of Disturbed and Undisturbed Ecosystems" of the German Science Council
  • 10/1998 - 10/2003 Research Scientist at the Institute of Applied Geosciences in Giessen, Germany