Sustainable water resources management is one of the biggest challenges of the 21th century. It requires a balance of interests between water use, water protection and flood control. Within this nexus my research focus lies on the field of river management, respectively in the understanding of fluvial and geomorphological processes and related natural hazards.
Specifically my interests are:
- Large wood in torrents and rivers
- Fluvial geomorphology and ecological hydraulic engineering
- Interaction of water, forest and natural hazards
- Hydrological extreme events
- GIS modeling
Education and employment
Since 2015: Scientific employee with the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, research unit «Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements»
2013-2014: Master of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Water Resources. Institute of Environmental Engineering (IfU), ETH Zürich. Thesis «River-Monitoring in the Canton Thurgau»
2013: Employment with Pöyry Schweiz AG in Zürich, Water and Environment section. River assessments in the Canton St. Gallen (ecomorphology, hydraulic engineering register& neophytes), data management in GIS
2012: Internship at the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) in Berne, Section for Rural Development. Regional development projects, natural resources, sustainability assessments and controlling
2005 – 2011: Master of Science in Geography at the University of Zürich. Minors in Environmental and Earth Sciences. Thesis «Requirements for a Water Exchange in Southern Alberta – A Stakeholder Assessment»
Badoux, A., Böckli, M,. Rickenmann, D., Rickli, C., Ruiz-Villanueva, V., Zurbrügg, S., & Stoffel, M. (2015). Large wood transported during the exceptional flood event of 24 July 2014 in the Emme catchment (Switzerland). Proceedings of the Third International Conference Wood in World Rivers, 108-110.
Böckli, M., Badoux, A, Rickli, C., Rickenmann, D., Ruiz-Villanueva, V., Zurbrügg, S., Stoffel, M. (2016). Large wood-related hazards during the extreme flood of 24 July 2014 in the Emme catchment (Switzerland). Interpraevent 2016, 190-191.
Rickenmann, D., Waldner, P., Usbeck, T., Köchli, D., Sutter, F., Rickli, C., & Badoux A. (2015). Large wood transport during the 2005 flood events in Switzerland. Proceedings of the Third International Conference Wood in World Rivers, 124-126.
Ruiz-Villanueva, V., Badoux, A., Boes, R., Rickenmann, D., Rickli, C., Schalko, I., Schmocker, L., Schwarz, M., Steeb, N., Stoffel, M., Weitbrecht, V. (2016). Large wood research in Swiss watercourses. River Flow 2016, 2307-2314.
Ruiz-Villanueva, V., Badoux, A., Boes, R., Rickenmann, D., Rickli, C., Schalko, I., Schmocker, L., Schwarz, M., Steeb, N., Stoffel, M., Weitbrecht, V. (2016). Large wood management in rivers – a practice-oriented research project in Switzerland. Interpraevent 2016, 244-245.
Empirical relations between large wood transport and catchment characteristics. EGU 2017, Vol. 19, 4367.
Steeb, N., Rickenmann, D., Rickli, C., Badoux A. & Waldner, P. (2016). Size reduction of large wood in steep mountain streams. River Flow 2016, 2320-2325.