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I am a hydrologist interested in regional- to continental-scale groundwater systems, groundwater sustainability, (ground)water-food nexus, groundwater lateral flows, groundwater-surface water interactions, and hyper-resolution hydrological modelling. I pursue my research interests by numerical modelling at the continental- to global-scale and learn from trends and anomalies from the past to predict the future.
I recently got awarded an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 Mil Euro. Read about it in the Wagenigen Resource: ERC StG for Inge de Graaf
--> check out my contribution to the 'Water Underground talks' (click on the youtube icon) and to the Water Underground Blog.
For students: Please contact me for MSc thesis opportunities (inge.degraaf(at)wur.nl)
- de Graaf et al., A model comparison assessing the importance of lateral groundwater flows at global scale, Environ. Res. Lett. (2022), doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac50d2.
- Gleeson et al., GMD Perspective: the quest to improve the evaluation of groundwater representation in continental to global scale models, Geoscientific Model Development (2021), doi: 10.5194/gmd-14-7545-2021.
- Herzog et al., A Parametric Sensitivity Analysis For Prioritizing Regolith Knowledge Needs for Modelling Water Transfers in the West African Critical Zone,Vadose Zone Journal (2021), doi: 10.1002/vzj2.20163.
- Huang et al., Tradeoff of CO2 and CH4 emissions from global peatlands under water-table drawdown, Nature Climate Change, (2021), doi:s41558-021-01059-w.
- de Graaf et al., Hyper-resolution continental-scale 3D-aquifer parameterization for groundwater modelling, Water Resources Research, 56, 5 (2020).
- Helwig et al., Simulation of Groundwater Response to Drought with a High-Resolution Large-Scale Transient Groundwater Model, Water Resources Research, 56, 2 (2020)
- de Graaf et al., Limits to Global Groundwater Pumping, Nature, 574, 90-94 (2019)