Dr. Iulii Didovets

Postdoctoral Researcher
Project Lead

Dr Iulii Didovets is a PostDoc researcher at the Climate Resilience department and a Project Lead of the Green Vision Central Asia and CWEH Uzbekistan projects at 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

Selected publications:

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

Full list of publications

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


  • Introductory seminar for young diplomats from Central Asian countries. April 2022, PIK, Germany. Event organization, Presentation: “PIK research and capacity building activities in the Central Asian region”


  • Central Asia Days 2021 conference, 25-26 November 2021, Malmö, Sweden. Presentation: “Assessment of climate change impacts on water resources in the Central Asian region”
  • Interactive online training on climate and crop modelling in Central Asia, November 15-19, 2021, PIK, Germany, Event organization, Presentation: “Capacity building within the Green Central Asia project”
  • Interactive online training on climate data analysis for the Central Asian region, October 27-29, 2021, PIK, Germany Training organisation, Charing sessions and set of lectures on Climate data acquisition and analysis, programming in Python
  • CAWa Green Summer School 2021. Charing session on “Climatological analysis”, Presentation: “Tools for climate data analysis and visualisation”        


  • SILK ROAD OF KNOWLEDGE, Regional Scientific and Practical online conference, Charing session Climate Impact Assessment, November 24 - 27, 2020, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Tashkent Water Security Lectures. Water Security and Climate Change Adaptation in Central Asia 10-11 September 2020. Talk: Water availability modelling under climate change
  • XIV International Scientific Conference “Monitoring of Geological Processes and Ecological Condition of the Environment”10–13 November 2020, Kyiv, Ukraine S. Snizhko, O. Shevchenko, I. Didovets, A. Krukivska, I. Коstyrko       Assessment of changes of the main climatic parameters over the territory of Ukraine during the XXI century according to scenarios based on representative concentration pathways (RCP)  - Poster


  • Central Asia Climate Change Conference: 3-4 of April 2019. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Talk: Developing the capacity building program for the Central Asian countries in the field of the climate change impacts assessment: lessons learnt.
  • European Climate Change Adaptation conference, 28–31 May 2019, Lisbon, Portugal. Poster:  Intercomparison of hydrological impacts of moderate and high-end climate change projections across European river basins.
  • Monitoring 2019 Conference - Monitoring of Geological Processes and Ecological Condition of the Environment. 12 - 15 November Kyiv, Ukraine, Snizhko, S., Shevchenko, O., Didovets, I., Obodovskyi, O., Pochaievets, O. Climate monitoring data application in the technological regional assessment scheme and simulation of water flow.


  • Central Asia Climate Change Conference 24-25 January 2018, Almaty Kazakhstan. Talk: Assessing climate risks in transboundary areas of Central Asia”
  • The Central Asian Leadership Program of Education for Sustainable Development (CALPESD) 17 - 26 September 2018 Almaty, Kazakhstan Talk: Water resources and climate change in Central Asia.


  • Assessment of climate change impact on floods in the Upper Prut and Tisza River catchments (Ukraine) / Didovets I., Krysanova V., Snizhko S., and Bronstert A. // EGU General Assembly 2017, Vol. 19, EGU2017-16355.

 Full list of presentations