Dr. Anastasia Lobanova


I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Hydroclimatic Risks Group, working on issues of water availability under climate change, capacity building, and stakeholder engagement. 

Currently, I am leading the Green Central Asia Project @ PIK, which is a part of the Green Central Asia Initiative of the Foreign Office of Germany. We aim to bring together climate science and capacity building to ensure a safer future in Central Asia and Afghanistan. Refer to the project page to know more!

I have received my Diploma in Water Systems Engineering in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, afterwards I have moved to Europe and did my Masters in Hydroinformatics and Water Management, and in 2018 I have completed my PhD at TU Berlin.


Working Group


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20753
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

My research interests are:

  • Hydrological and hydraulic modeling
  • sustainable water management and assessment of impacts of climatic change on water resources
  • short and mid-term forecasting
  • stakeholder engagement and cooperation with end-users
  • science-policy transfer

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 (submitted)

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 (accepted in June 2020)

Liersch, S., Drews, M., Pilz, T., Salack, S., Sietz, D., Aich, V., Larsen, M. A. D., Gädeke, A., Halsnæs, K., Thiery, W., Huang, S., Lobanova, A., Koch, H. & Hattermann, F. (2020). One simulation, different conclusions - the baseline period makes the difference! Environmental Research Letters (online available)

Harrison, Paula A.; Harmáčková, Zuzana V.; Aloe Karabulut, Armağan; Brotons, Lluis; Cantele, Matthew; Claudet, Joachim; Dunford, Robert W.; Guisan, Antoine; Holman, Ian P.; Jacobs, Sander; Kok, Kasper; Lobanova, Anastasia; Morán-Ordóñez, Alejandra; Pedde, Simona; Rixen, Christian; Santos-Martín, Fernando; Schlaepfer, Martin A.; Solidoro, Cosimo; Sonrel, Anthony; Hauck, Jennifer. 2019 Synthesizing plausible futures for biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe and Central Asia using scenario archetypes. Ecology and Society, 24 (2), 27. 30, pp. https://doi.org/10.5751/es-10818-240227

Contributing author to IPBES (2018): The IPBES regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia. Rounsevell, M.,Fischer, M., Torre-Marin Rando, A. and Mader, A. (eds.). Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bonn, Germany. 892 pages

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., 2018. Hydrological impacts of moderate and high-end climate change across European river basins. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 18, 15–30. doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2018.05.003

Krysanova, V., Vetter, T., Eisner, S., Huang, S., Pechlivanidis, I., Strauch, M., Gelfan, A., Kumar, R., Aich, V., Arheimer, B., Chamorro, A., Griensven, A. van, Kundu, D., Lobanova, A., Mishra, V., Plötner, S., Reinhardt, J., Seidou, O., Wang, X., Wortmann, M., Zeng, X., Hattermann, F.F., 2017. Intercomparison of regional-scale hydrological models and climate change impacts projected for 12 large river basins worldwide — a synthesis. Environ. Res. Lett. 12.

ADB, 2017. A REGION AT RISK: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and Pacific. Joint report of Asian Development Bank and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

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

Lobanova A, Liersch S, Tabara D, Koch H, Hattermann FF, Krysanova V. 2017. Harmonizing human-hydrological system under climate change: a scenario-based approach for the case of the headwaters of the Tagus River. Journal of Hydrology (accepted)

Huang S, Kumar R, Flörke M, Yang T, Hundecha Y, Kraft P, Gao C, Gelfan A, Liersch S, Lobanova A, et al. 2016. Evaluation of an ensemble of regional hydrological models in 12 large-scale river basins worldwide. Climatic Change DOI: 10.1007/s10584-016-1841-8

Wang X, Yang T, Wortmann M, Shi P, Hattermann F, Lobanova A, Aich V. 2016. Analysis of multi-dimensional hydrological alterations under climate change for four major river basins in different climate zones. Climatic Change DOI: 10.1007/s10584-016-1843-6

Lobanova A, Koch H, Liersch S, Hattermann FF. 2016. Impacts of changing climate on the hydrology and hydropower production of the Tagus River Basin. Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10966

Lobanova A, Stagl J, Vetter T, Hattermann F. 2015. Discharge alterations of the Mures River, Romania under ensembles of future climate projections and sequential threats to aquatic ecosystem by the end of the century. Water 7 (6): 2753–2770 DOI: 10.3390/w7062753

Green Central Asia - Bridging climate science and capacity building for a safer future in Central Asia and Afghanistan

EPICC -  EPICC - East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities

Capacity Building for Central Asian Hydrometeorological Services, part of CAMP4ASB Project

IMPRESSIONS - Impacts and risks from high-end scenarios: Strategies for innovative solutions