Jens Christian Refsgaard

  • Øster Voldgade 10
    1350 Copenhagen K

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CV  -  Jens Christian Refsgaard, GEUS


Jens Christian Refsgaard

Date of Birth

June 28, 1951




Technical University of Denmark, 1976, M.Sc. in Hydrology

University of Copenhagen, 2007, Dr. Scient (Doctor of Natural Science)

Employment Record



Position and Responsibilities


Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Research Professor, Department of Hydrology, 2000-18

Professor Emeritus, 2019-date


Danish Hydraulic Institute, Hørsholm (part time 1980-84)

Head of Research and Development, 1997-99

Chief Hydrologist, Water Resources Division, 1984-96

Hydrologist, Water Resources Department, 1980-84.


Technical University of  Denmark (part time 1980-84)

Associate Professor, 1982-84

Assistant Professor, 1978-82

Research Assistant, 1976-77.

Key Personal Assignments

Member of Scientific and Technological Board, EU Joint Programme Intiative – Water (2011-2018)

Member of International Advisory Commission Deltamodel, The Netherlands (2013-2014)

Scientific Evaluation of the Helmholz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany (2018)

Evaluator of research quality at Department of Earth Science, Uppsala University (2007, 2011)

Evaluator of research proposals and projects under EUs Framework Programmes (1999-2012)

Danish Academy of Technical Science (ATV) (2005-date). Fellow.

Associate Editor, Hydrological Processes. Referee for more than 15 international scientific journals.

Supervisor for many MSc students and 20 PhD students. External examiner for 28 PhD students at universities in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, The Netherlands, Australia and India.

Board member, Fors (water utility company in Roskilde, Lejre, Holbæk), Denmark

Selected Experience Record – Management of Research Projects

Co-ordinator of ‘Reducing nutrient loadings from agricultural soils to the Baltic Sea via groundwater and streams (Soils2Sea)’ funded by BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research programme (2014-2018)

Principal investigator in ‘Hydrological forecasting and data assimilation (HydroCast)’ funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council (2012-2016)

Co-ordinator of ‘Nitrate reduction in geologically heterogeneous catchments (NICA)’, funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council (2010-2013)

Principal investigator on hydrological aspects in a Danish climate research centre, Centre for Regional Change in the Earth System (CRES) funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council (2009-2014).

Co-ordinator of ‘Hydrological Modelling for Assessing Climate Change Impacts at different Scales (HYACINTS)’, funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council (2008-2013)

Deputy centre leader of ‘HOBE – a Hydrological Observatory and Experimentarium’, a VKR Centre of Excellence with fundamental research on hydrological processes and water balance at catchment scale applying innovative measurement techniques (2007-2017)

Co-ordinator of EU-FP5 research project ‘Harmonised Techniques and Representative River Basin Data for Assessment and Use of Uncertainty Information in Integrated Water Management (HarmoniRiB)’ (2002-2006)

Comprehensive experience from work on consultancy, capacity building and research projects from more than 15 countries in Asia and Africa.


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