Marc Girons Lopez Download CV

University of Zurich
Department of Geography
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich, Switzerland

I am a hydrologist with an interdisciplinary background working as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich. I aim at contributing to build up knowledge and understanding about water related issues to make society more resilient and sustainable. I believe in continuous learning and communication and I am also interested in societal behaviour and data analysis. Everything is connected!


Postdoctoral Researcher

2017 – 2018 University of Zurich • Zurich, Switzerland
My research focuses on improving the realism of the snow routine of the HBV rainfall-runoff model while maintaining a low model uncertainty.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

2011 – 2016 Uppsala University • Uppsala, Sweden
Lecturing, leading seminars, and leading and assisting in laboratory and field activities for both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Graduate Research Assistant

2011 – 2016 Uppsala University • Uppsala, Sweden
Design and implementation of research projects within hydrology, including defining research questions, modelling, data analysis, and reporting scientific results.

Lab technician intern

2009 Laboratori Català de Control • Barcelona, Spain
Quality control tests of cement, concrete and anchorages. Tests of soil properties, water sampling and analysis. Defining procedures for adopting ISO rules.

Consultant intern

2008 URS Corporation • Barcelona, Spain
Environmental control tests of petrol stations, soil decontamination, and hydrogeological data processing. Fauna and sediment sampling for the quality control of rivers and dams.


PhD, Hydrology

2016 Uppsala University • Uppsala, Sweden
Thesis: Information Needs for Water Resource and Risk Management: Hydro-Meteorological Data Value and Non-Traditional Information.

MSc, Earth Sciences (Hydrology/hydrogeology)

2011 Uppsala University • Uppsala, Sweden
Thesis: Modelling Climatic and Hydrological Variability in Lake Babati, Northern Tanzania.

BSc, Geology

2009 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona • Barcelona, Spain

ERASMUS Exchange program

2008 Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble 1) • Grenoble, France

Grants, Awards, & Honours

Travel grant

2017 Swiss Association of Geography
I obtained a travel grant from the Swiss Association of Geography to participate in the first Finse International Snow Workshop in Finse (Norway) and present the results of my research.

Photo contest winner

2016 EGU
Winner of the 2016 European Geosciences Union Photo contest with the photography ”Living Flows”.

Research Fellowship

I was sponsored by the Consortium of University for the Advancement of Hydrological Sciences (CUAHSI) to participate in the first National Flood Interoperability Experiment (NFIE) at the US National Water Center in Tuscaloosa (Alabama).

Travel grant

2014 Liljewalchs Foundation
I obtained a travel grant to participate in the EGU 2014 General Assembly in Vienna (Austria) and present the results of my research.


2010 The Swedish-Spanish Foundation
I obtained a scholarship from the Swedish-Spanish Foundation for the Promotion of Education and Studies to help cover the expenses as a Master student in Uppsala University.


2007 ERASMUS Programme
I obtained a scholarship to help cover the expenses of spending a year at the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble (France) as exchange student.

Other Activities


2016 – 2017 Planet Press
I translate short scientific articles for kids from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) Planet Press initiative into Spanish.

  • High altitudes help slow down Antarctica’s warming, Spanish translation [Link]

  • Rising seas and erosion spell trouble for coral reefs, Spanish translation [Link]

  • Picturing the Northern Lights, Spanish translation [Link]

  • Tiny Plankton could have a big impact on Earth’s climate, Spanish translation [Link]

  • Half a degree makes a world of difference, Spanish translation [Link]


2013 IAHS
I volunteered supporting the organisation of the 2013 IAHS, IAPSO, IAPSEI Joint Assembly.

Representation Duties

PhD student representative

2014 CNDS • Uppsala, Sweden
I was elected as PhD student representative to the Program Board of the Centre for Natural Disaster Science (CNDS).

PhD student representative

2013 Uppsala University • Uppsala, Sweden
I was elected as PhD student representative to the Board of the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University.

Student representative

2007 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona • Barcelona, Spain
I was elected as student representative to the Board of the Section of Geology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.



Python • Matlab • LaTeX • Markdown


ArcGIS • QGIS • HBV • Git • Inkscape • Linux


Campbell loggers • Hydro-meteorological sensors


Native or bilingual proficiency: Catalan • Spanish
Full professional proficiency: English
Professional working proficiency : Swedish • French
Elementary proficiency: German


Swedish driving license (B)

References available on request.