World of Wild Waters
Project Lead & lead wp 2
Oddbjørn Bruland is me and I am Professor in Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering at Institute of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NTNU. “Dynamics of the seasonal Snow Cover in the Arctic” was the topic of my PhD which gave me the opportunity to explore the Arctic and Antarctic. My research interest is in operational hydrology for hydropower planning and the preparedness of the society to future climate challenges. During 10 years as Hydrologist in the hydropower business I was leading the development of a prototype for the new generation of hydrological forecasting tool. This and the experience of seeing own property washed away in an extreme flash floods are behind the idea of WoWW. An executive master degree in Technology Management is also useful when being the project leader of a technological challenging project like WoWW.