Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
Senior Research Hydrogeologist；Chair of the Water Resources Expert Group, EuroGeoSurveys
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Research Hydrogeologist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) since 1988, Sr. Scientist since 2000. Chair of the Water Resources Expert Group of the EuroGeoSurveys and the Danish chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. Theme coordinator for the four European GeoERA (https://geoera.eu/themes/groundwater/) groundwater projects: HOVER, RESOURCE, TACTIC and VoGERA developing groundwater input to the European Geological Data Infrastructure (https://www.europe-geology.eu/). Member of the Groundwater Working group within the Common Implementation Strategy for the European Water Framework Directive and the UN Framework Classification (UNFC) for groundwater.
Research activities and interests include: 1) derivation of Natural Backgrounds and threshold values for groundwater to protect drinking water resources and ecosystems /biodiversity 2) climate change impacts on groundwater quantity and quality - including sea level rise and seawater intrusion 3) groundwater age distributions and contaminant trends and 4) the science – policy interface e.g. in relation to EU directives and the UN sustainable development goals. Klaus was also involved in the KINDRA project (https://kindraproject.eu/) developing a groundwater research inventory and classification system with the slogan “making groundwater visible”. He has more than 100 publications including 40 peer reviewed journal papers and 14 book chapters.