Hydrological Forecasts Section

The Hydrological Forecasts Section is the federal service responsible for short-term forecasting of water supply and for issuing flood warnings.

The section

  • runs an operational forecasting service that prepares daily reports on water conditions and runoff forecasts for the whole country;
  • provides continuous expert evaluations of current and forecasted situations of waterways of national interest;
  • coordinates with other federal, cantonal and international forecasting services;
  • is responsible for the technical operation of the forecasting system FEWS and all data flows;
  • develops operational forecasting at FOEN and integrates new forecasting systems into its operational processes;
  • participates in FOEN's critical situation control centre in the event of flooding and develops fundamental analyses for assessing situations;
  • conducts studies to analyse floods;
  • initiates, assists and conducts national and international hydrological forecasting research programs.

Section topic: current hydrological forecasts



Therese Bürgi
Position: head of section
Tel.: +41 58 464 76 73
E-mail: therese.buergi@bafu.admin.ch

Karsten Jasper
Position: deputy head of section
Tasks: Hydrological forecasts, models
Tel.: +41 58 464 82 54
E-mail: karsten.jasper@bafu.admin.ch

Coralie Amiguet
Tasks: Hydrological forecasts, customer advice and products
Tel.: +41 58 464 82 13
E-mail: coralie.amiguet@bafu.admin.ch

Emmanuel Brocard
Tasks: Hydrological forecasts, monitoring parliamentary and Federal Council transactions
Tel.: +41 58 468 60 90
E-mail: emmanuel.brocard@bafu.admin.ch

Robert Diezig
Tasks: Hydrological forecasts, forecasting systems
Tel.: +41 58 464 76 51
E-mail: robert.diezig@bafu.admin.ch

Martin Ebel
Tasks: Hydrological forecasts, models, forecasting systems
Tel.: +41 58 464 07 57
E-mail: martin.ebel@bafu.admin.ch

Philippe Gyarmati
Tasks: Hydrological forecasts, quality assurance
Tel.: +41 58 464 28 37
E-mail: philippe.gyarmati@bafu.admin.ch

Andreas Helbling
Tasks: Hydrological forecasts, Quality assurance
Tel.: +41 58 464 13 52
E-mail: andreas.helbling@bafu.admin.ch

Christophe Hug
Tasks: Hydrological forecasts, Forecasting systems
Tel.: +41 58 462 92 97
E-mail: christophe.hug@bafu.admin.ch

David Volken
Tasks: Hydrological forecasts, customer advice and products
Tel.: +41 58 464 79 27
E-mail: david.volken@bafu.admin.ch

Last modification 06.04.2020

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Hydrology Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Locations of our offices:

Worblentalstrasse 68, 3063 Ittigen

Monbijoustrasse 40, 3003 Bern

Tel.: +41 58 463 85 68


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