Dr.-Ing. Pablo Merchan-Rivera

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  • 2022 | Dr.-Ing. at the Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management (TUM) | Dissertation topic: Uncertainties due to river boundary conditions during extreme events
  • Since 2018 | Doctoral Candidate (Ph.D.) at the Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management, Technical University of Munich.
  • 2015 – 2018 | Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (M.Sc.), Technical University of Munich.
  • 2007 – 2012 | Environmental Engineering (Dipl.-Eng), SEK International University.

Professional Career

  • Since 2018 | Research assistant at the Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management of the Technical University of Munich | Project: UNMIX
  • Since 2017 | Environmental and Data Science Consultant
  • 2014 – 2015 | Project Manager, Hidrogeocol Ecuador
  • 2013 – 2015 | Environmental Specialist, Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador


  • Merchán-Rivera, P.; Geist, A.; Disse, M.; Huang, J.; Chiogna, G., (2022). A Bayesian framework to assess and create risk maps of groundwater flooding. Journal of Hydrology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.127797 
  • Merchán-Rivera, P., Wohlmuth, B., & Chiogna, G. (2021). Identifying Stagnation Zones and Reverse Flow Caused by River-Aquifer Interaction: An Approach Based on Polynomial Chaos Expansions. Water Resources Research, 57, e2021WR029824. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021WR029824
  • Merchan-Rivera, P., Chiogna, G. Disse, M., Bhola, P. (2018). Surface water and groundwater interaction during flood events in the Alz Valley: Numerical modeling and solute transport simulations. XIV Congreso Latinoamericano de Hidrogeología.