ir. Jorn Van de Velde

Jorn Van de VeldeDuring my youth, many activities sparked the interest for nature and environmental issues, so the choice for Bio-Science Engineering was an easy one. Within that framework, I finally chose for a MSc. in land and water management for the bigger picture it offers with respect to climate change and the effects on soil, hydrology and our living world.

I had the chance to work on the use of copulas for return periods during my master’s thesis, which broadened up a whole world for me. I continue this in my work at the Laboratory for Hydrology and Water Management, where I’ll research the impact of including copulas in the modelling of future discharges.


Research topics: stochastic modelling, copulas, statistical hydrology, bias correction, future discharges, return periods.


Address: Coupure links 653 - Room A2.010

               9000 Ghent, Belgium

Phone: +32 9 264 61 40



  • 2018 – Present: Doctoral research scientist – Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management, Ghent University
  • 2013 – 2018: MSc. In Applied Biological Sciences – Land and Water Management, Ghent University


  • FWO - Stochastic modelling of future extreme discharges as a tool for water resource management (2018-2022)