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) 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
  • Hydrologic Field Practical