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Dr. Fabian Drenkhan



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University of Zurich (Switzerland, Zürich)
Imperial College London (United Kingdom, London)
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru, Lima)


Cryospheric Sciences
Earth Sciences
Physical Geography
Social Sciences and Humanities
Ethnology, Social and Human Geography


Research Expertise
Interdisciplinary Research, Transdisciplinary Research
Earth Observations, Field Observations, Integrative Assessments, Modeling, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis
Mountain Ranges of Research Expertise
Participation in Assessments
IPCC AR6 WGII (adaption in water resources for Central and South America)
Spatial Scale of Expertise
National/Cultural, Regional
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List of publications
Drenkhan, F., Buytaert, W., Rau, P., & Cachay, W. (2021). Incrementando la seguridad hídrica en el contexto del derretimiento glaciar en la cuenca del Vilcanota-Urubamba. In M. Doria, M. García, G. Mancilla, & W. Buytaert (Eds.), Estrategias para el aumento de la disponibilidad y mejoramiento de la eficiencia hídrica en América Latina y El Caribe (pp. 21–30). Montevideo, Uruguay: UNESCO IHP. Huggel, C., Cochachin, A., Drenkhan, F., Fluixá-Sanmartín, J., Frey, H., García Hernández, J., … Vicuña, L. (2020). Glacier Lake 513, Peru: Lessons for early warning service development. WMO Bulletin, 69(1), 45–52. Retrieved from Cuesta, F., Llambí, L. D., Huggel, C., Drenkhan, F., Gosling, W. D., Muriel, P., Jaramillo, R., Tovar, C. (2019). New land in the Neotropics: a review of biotic community, ecosystem, and landscape transformations in the face of climate and glacier change. Regional Environmental Change, 1–20. Drenkhan, F., Huggel, C., Guardamino, L., & Haeberli, W. (2019). Managing risks and future options from new lakes in the deglaciating Andes of Peru: The example of the Vilcanota-Urubamba basin. Science of the Total Environment, 665, 465–483. Drenkhan, F., Guardamino, L., Huggel, C., & Frey, H. (2018). Current and future glacier and lake assessment in the deglaciating Vilcanota-Urubamba basin, Peruvian Andes. Global and Planetary Change, 169, 105–118. Barriga, L., Drenkhan, F., & Huggel, C. (2018). Multi-Purpose Projects for Water Resources Management in the Tropcial Andes: participatory-based approaches. Espacio y Desarrollo, 32, 7–28. Retrieved from Drenkhan, F. (2016). En la sombra del Cambio Global: Hacia una Gestión Integrada y Adaptativa de Recursos Hídricos en los Andes del Perú. Espacio y Desarrollo, 28, 25–51. Kronenberg, M., Schauwecker, S., Huggel, C., Salzmann, N., Drenkhan, F., Frey, H., Giráldez, C., Gurgiser, W., Kaser, G., Juen, I., Suarez, W., García Hernández, J., Ayros, E., Perry, B., Seimon, A., Rohrer, M. (2016). The projected precipitation reduction over the Central Andes may severely affect Peruvian glaciers and hydropower production. Energy Procedia, 97, 270–277. Orlowsky, B., Andres, N., Salzmann, N., Huggel, C., Jurt, C., Vicuña, L., Rohrer, M., Calanca, P., Neukom, R., Drenkhan, F. (2016). Science in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation: Case Studies from the Peruvian Andes. In N. Salzmann, C. Huggel, S. U. Nussbaumer, & G. Ziervogel (Eds.), Climate Change Adaptation Strategies - An Upstream-downstream Perspective (pp. 41–58). Cham: Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Drenkhan, F., Carey, M., Huggel, C., Seidel, J., & Oré, M. T. (2015). The changing water cycle: climatic and socioeconomic drivers of water-related changes in the Andes of Peru. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 2(6), 715–733.