Dr. Iulii Didovets

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr Iulii Didovets is a PostDoc researcher at the Climate Resilience department of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. His area of interest and professional experience covers hydrological modelling, extremes, climate change and GIS.  Iulii develops his knowledge working in projects on Europe, Africa and Central Asia, where he also expands his expertise in capacity building, teaching and assessment of the climate impacts.
Iulii holds a Master degree in Geoecology and PhD in Geography. As a PhD student got a scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) within Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees program, and was involved as a researcher at the NatRisk Change Research Program at the Potsdam University for flood risks assessment in the mountain regions.


Working Group


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2406
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Main research topics:

  •     Climate impact assessment on water resources
  •     Hydro-climatic extremes
  •     Hydrological modelling
  •     Vulnerability assessment

Didovets I., Lobanova A., Krysanova V., Menz C., Babagalieva Z., Nurbatsina A., Gavrilenko N., Khamidov V., Umirbekov A., Qodirov S., Muhyyew D., Hattermann F. Central Asian rivers under climate change: impacts assessment in eight representative catchments. Journal of hydrology: Regional studies. 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2021.100779

Lobanova A., Didovets I, Menz C., Umirbekov A., Babagalieva Z., Hattermann F., and Krysanova V. Rapid assessment of climate risks for irrigated agriculture in two pilot regions in the Aral Sea Basin Agricultural Water Management. 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106381

Didovets I., Krysanova V. , Hattermann F.F, Rivas R. Snizhko S. Müller Schmied H. Climate change impact on water availability of main river basins in Ukraine. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies. 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2020.100761

Krysanova V., Zaherpour J., Didovets I., Gosling S., Gerten D., Hanasaki N., Schmied H., Pokhrel Y., Satoh Y., Tang Q., Wada Y. Wada How evaluation of global hydrological models can help to obtain more credible projections of river discharge under climate change. Special Issue in Climatic Change. 2020 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02840-0

Murken, L., Cartsburg, M., Chemura, A., Didovets, I., Gleixner, S., Koch, H., Lehmann, J., Liersch, S., Lüttringhaus, S., Rivas-Lopez, M., Noleppa, S., Roehrig, F., Schauberger, B., Shukla, R., Tomalka, J., Yalew, A. & Gornott, C., (2020). Climate risk analysis for identifying and weighing adaptation strategies in Ethiopia’s agricultural sector. A report prepared by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, 150 pp. DOI: 10.2312/pik.2020.00

Didovets I., Krysanova V., Bürger G., Snizhko S., Balabukh V., Bronstert A. Climate change impact on regional floods in the Carpathian region Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 22, 2019, doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2019.01.002

Lobanova, A., Liersch, S., Nunes, J.P., Didovets, I., Stagl, J., Huang, S., Koch, H., Rivas López, M. del R., Maule, C.F., Hattermann, F., Krysanova, V. Hydrological impacts of moderate and high-end climate change across European river basins. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies // 18, 15–30, 2018. doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2018.05.003/

Didovets I., Lobanova A., Bronstert A., Snizhko S., Maule C. F.  and Krysanova V.  Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in Three Representative Ukrainian Catchments Using Eco-Hydrological Modelling. Water 2017, 9(3), 204; doi:10.3390/w9030204

Green Central Asia - Regional cooperation to tackle the impact of climate change

AGRICA - Climate risk analyses for identifying and weighing adaptation strategies in sub-Saharan Africa

CARECO - Capacity Building for Central Asian Hydrometeorological Services

NatRisk Change - Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World