Andy Philipp
Dipl.-Hydrol., Dr. rer. nat., Ing., TR

Andy Philipp

Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie
Referat 45: Landeshochwasserzentrum, Gewässerkunde

Tel.: +49 351 8928 4505

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  • 2017: Approved Engineer (“Ingenieur”)
  • 2016: Appointment to “Technischer Rat”
  • since 07/2013: Saxon Flood Centre (Scientific Officer)
  • 11/2013: Obtained doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.; supervised by G. H. Schmitz)
  • 04/2006–07/2013: Lecturer (“Assistent”) at Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology, TU Dresden
  • 10/2005–04/2006: Intense courses in civil engineering (HTWK Leipzig) and project work as a freelance hydrologist
  • 10/2000–09/2005: Studies of Hydrology (TU Dresden), Diploma (supervised by J. Cullmann)
  • 07/1999–07/2000: Civil Service (environmental protection)
  • 07/1999: Abitur

Member of IAHS, German Hydrological Society (DHG), Saxon Chamber of Engineers, MOCHA Hydrological Education Community, WMO Task Team on Intercomparison of Flood Forecasting Models, LAWA Hydro-Meteorology Expert Group, LAWA Expert Group on Flood Forecasting, LAWA Heavy Rain Task Force

Reviewer for a number of journals, including Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (ASCE), Journal of Environmental Informatics (ISEIS), Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung (DHG), Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (EGU), Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (EGU), and Water Resources Management (EWRA)


  • RAINMAN: Integrated heavy rain risk management (2017 to 2020)
  • FEWSsax: Development and implementation of a flash flood early warning system for Saxony (2013 to 2017)
  • IWAS Middle East Oman: Integrated water resources management in arid areas (2009 to 2012)
  • REGKLAM: Regional climate adaption strategy for the Dresden area (2008 to 2013)
  • FloodForeFast: Flood forecasting for fast responding catchments under the consideration of uncertainties (2007 to 2010)
  • RIMAX-ANN: Artificial neural networks for flood forecasting (2002 to 2006)


  • Hydrodynamic modelling
  • Flood forecasting, uncertainty in hydrological modelling and prediction
  • Flood early warning for fast-responding catchments
  • Soft-computing methods in hydrology
  • Hydrometeorology


These are courses I taught at TU Dresden from 2006 to 2013. It (almost) always was fun, interesting and educational, especially for me…

TU Dresden master courses (graduate level):

  • Engineering and Operational Hydrology
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Watershed Management
  • Specific Aspects of Hydrology
  • Matlab Course

TU Dresden bachelor courses (undergraduate level):

  • Surface Water Management
  • Hydro-Meteorologic Project Work
  • Hydrometry
  • Hydrologic Field Practical