Our projects

Active projects

Past projects

  • 2012 - 2016: Probability, Uncertainty and Risk in the Environment. UK NERC (£ 2M). Co-PI (led by Richard Chandler, University College London)
  • 2015 - 2016: Towards a high-resolution gridded precipitation product for the tropical Andes. British Council (£30k). Lead Principal Investigator.
  • 2015 - 2016: Supporting Effective Drought Risk Management in Vulnerable Catchments of Chile. British Council Newton-Picarte fund. (£23.3k). Co-I (led by Anne van Loon, University of Birmingham).
  • 2012 - 2016: Hydrometeorological feedbacks and changes in water storage and fluxes in Northern India UK NERC & Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences. (GBP 1.1M). Lead Principal Investigator (jointly with Pradeep Mujumdar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore).
  • 2014 - 2015: Using macro environmental data to support long term adaptation, management and mitigation of sustainability and climate change issues within agriculture and supply chains to the UK food retail sector. UK Technology Strategy Board (£ 185K). Co-Investigator (led by Stuart Lendrum, Sainsbury's)
  • 2011 - 2014: OASIS, Open access catastrophe modelling facility. EIT Climate - KIC (EUR 1M). Co-investigator (led by Ralf Toumi, Imperial College London).
  • 2011 - 2014: Andean Climate Change Interamerican Observatory Network. US Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (USD 1M). Project partner (led by Mathias Vuille, State University New York at Albany).
  • 2010 - 2013: A UK Pilot Environmental Virtual Observatory. Natural Environment Research Council (GBP 2M). Co-PI and work package leader on environmental modelling.
  • 2011 - 2012: Smart Urban Water. EIT Climate - KIC (EUR 400K). Co-investigator (led by Nick Van de Giesen, TUDelft).
  • 2010 - 2012: Towards a Virtual Observatory for Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation NERC/ESRC/DFID (GBP 250K). Lead Principal Investigator.
  • 2010 - 2011: Understanding and Managing Watershed Services in Andean and Amazonian Catchments (£50K). Co-Investigator
  • 2009 - 2010: Analysis of climate change impacts on biodiversity and the water resources in the tropical Andes. CONDESAN. Principal Investigator (USD 25K)
  • 2008 - 2009: Using remote sensing data to improve hydrological modelling of the water cycle in tropical mountain wetlands. ESA. Principal Investigator (GBP 2K)
  • 2008 - 2009: Sustainable Hydro-Energy in Patagonia. Worldbank / Universidad de Concepcion (USD 6K). Principal Investigator.
  • 2007: Participatory mapping of environmental services in the tropical Andes. Proyecto Paramo Andino. Consultant
  • 2006 - 2007: Lancaster University. Modelling wetland hydrology and the impact of human interference on its hydrological processes. European Commission, Marie Curie EIF Fellowship. Principal Investigator (EUR 141K)
  • 2005: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Universidad de Cuenca: Valorisation of PhD research results and structuring the research area in páramo hydrology. Flemish Interuniversitary Councel (VLIR). Principal Investigator. (EUR 5K).
  • 2004 - 2005: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Universidad de Cuenca: The impact of land use changes on the hydrology of the south Ecuadorian Páramo. K.U.Leuven. Coordinator.
  • 2004: Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador: Evaluación y sistematización de mejores prácticas en el manejo de agua en los páramos de los Andes. Proyecto Páramo Andino, Quito, Ecuador. Team member.
  • 2004: Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador: Efectos de la cobertura vegetal en la regulación hidrológica de microcuencas de páramo. Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador. Buytaert team member
  • 2000 - 2004: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Universidad de Cuenca: The impact of land use changes on the hydrology of the south Ecuadorian Páramo. Fund for Scientific Research Flanders. Buytaert Coordinator.
  • 2003 - 2004: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Universidad de Cuenca: Participatory discussion and experimentation platform for bridging the gap between academic research and stakeholders. Flemish Interuniversitary Councel (VLIR). Buytaert team member.
  • 2003 - 2008 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Mekelle University: Geo-hydrology : Water resources assessment and management. Collaborative research project within the VLIR IUC cooperation with Mekelle University, Ethiopia. Buytaert team member.