I am Inne Vanderkelen, a climate scientist excited about climate modelling, extreme events, climate change impacts, adaptation and nature-based solutions and water resources. I am working as Fed-tWIN researcher at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of KU Leuven and the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (KMI).

In my research, I employ climate models, like the COSMO-CLM and ALARO regional climate models to investigate potential climate adaptation options. In addition, I directly contribute to climate scenarios tailored for Belgium within the CORDEX.be II project.

I obtained my PhD in the Department of Water and Climate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in which I investigated the role of reservoirs in a changing climate.

During my postdoctoral position at the Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern and the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research, I studied the potential hydrological co-benefits of nature-based approaches, which play a key role in climate mitigation and adaptation.

Download my PhD thesis here .

  • Regional Climate Modelling
  • Climate extremes
  • Climate impacts
  • Adaptation
  • PhD in Climate Science, 2022

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • MSc in Geography, 2015-2017

    KU Leuven and Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • BSc in Geography, 2012-2015

    KU Leuven


Possible role of anthropogenic climate change in the record-breaking 2020 Lake Victoria levels and floods
A Flexible Framework for Simulating the Water Balance of Lakes and Reservoirs From Local to Global Scales: mizuRoute-Lake
Projecting future forest microclimate using a land surface model