Anker Lajer Højberg

  • Øster Voldgade 10
    1350 Copenhagen K

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Anker Lajer Højberg



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Date of birth

May 2, 1965




Technical University of Denmark, 1996, M.Sc., Specialization: Hydrology

Technical University of Denmark, 2001, Ph.D., Subsurface reactive transport


Experienced project leader for large national and international research and development projects with interdisciplinary teams. Focus on utilising research results and develop new methods and approaches to solve societal challenges. Strong competences in all aspects related to hydrological modelling and assessments and working in the intersection of science and policy with involvement of stakeholder groups. Extensive skills in disseminating and communicating results to peers and layman as well as supervising and teaching.

Employment record





Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Senior scientist, Department of Hydrology

2021- 2022

Ramboll Denmark

Chief consultant


Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Senior scientist, Department of Hydrology


Geological Survey if Denmark and Greenland

Scientist, Department of Hydrology


Geological Survey if Denmark and Greenland

Post Doc. Integrated modelling, uncertainty assessments


Technical University of Denmark

Research Assistant


Technical University of Denmark

Research Assistant

Research areas

Large scale reactive transport modelling, climate change impacts, Integrated hydrological modelling and uncertainty assessment , process upscaling

Selected recent project experience record

  • Nret24 (2022 -) National scale nitrogen modelling and estimation of spatial nitrate retention. Danish Ministry of Environment (€ 5.8 mio.) Project leader
  • SAGMAA (2021-2022) Development of recommendations for South African Groundwater Mapping and Assessment. Ministry of foreign affairs (SSC Water program) (€ 0.05 mio) Project leader.
  • TACTIC (2018-2020) Tools for Assessment of ClimaTe change ImpacT on Groundwater and Adaptation Strategies. EU ERA-Net, GeoE.171.008. (€1.8 mio). Project leader
  • WaterProtect (2017-2020) Innovative tools enabling drinking WATER PROTECTion in rural and urban environments (€5 mio.) National project leader
  • TReNDS (2015-2018) Transport and Reduction of Nitrate in Danish Landscapes at various Scales. Danish Strategic Research project. (€2 mio). Project leader

International invited talks

  • 31st Annual FLRC Workshop – 7-9 February 2018, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ – keynote presentation: On the track of targeted regulation of nitrate – Experiences from Denmark
  • 44th IAH, Groundwater, Heritage and sustainability, 25-29. September, 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia – keynote presentation: Taking natural reduction into account in the nitrogen combat
  • Toward sustainable groundwater in agriculture, June 28-30, 2016, San Francisco, California – keynote presentation: Utilizing Natural Nitrogen Reduction in National Regulation
  • Dutch Hydrological Society, Amersfoort, 10 November 2015 – invited talk: The Danish National Water Resources Model (DK-model) - Challenges and applications

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 2: Water Resources


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