ir. Jorn Van de Velde

Jorn Van de Velde specializes in stochastic modelling, copulas, statistical hydrology, bias correction, future discharges and return periods.

Jorn Van de VeldeBio

During my youth, many activities sparked the interest for nature and environmental issues, so the choice for Bio-Science Engineering was an easy one. Within that framework, I finally chose for a MSc. in land and water management for the bigger picture it offers with respect to climate change and the effects on soil, hydrology and our living world.

I had the chance to work on the use of copulas for return periods during my master’s thesis, which broadened up a whole world for me. I continue this in my work at the Laboratory for Hydrology and Water Management, where I’ll research the impact of including copulas in the modelling of future discharges.


Address: Coupure links 653 - Room A2.010

               9000 Ghent, Belgium

Phone: +32 9 264 61 40



  • 2018 – Present: Doctoral research scientist – Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management, Ghent University
  • 2013 – 2018: MSc. In Applied Biological Sciences – Land and Water Management, Ghent University

Ongoing projects

  • FWO - Stochastic modelling of future extreme discharges as a tool for water resource management (2018-2022)

Selected publications