Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt

Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability and Global Institute for Water Security

(306) 966-6174


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Berlin
  • Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba

Research Interests

Surface water quality modelling; river ice processes; climate change and river morphology; flood and flood risk management

Select Publications

  • Lindenschmidt, K.-E. & Long, J. (accepted) A GIS approach to define the hydro-geomorphological regime for instream flow requirements using geomorphic response units (GRU). River Systems.
  • Lindenschmidt, K.-E., Sydor, M., Carson, R.W. & Harrison, R. (2012) Ice jam modelling of the Lower Red River.  Journal of Water Resource and Protection 4: 1-11. http://www.SciRP.org/journal/jwarp  
  • Lindenschmidt, K.-E., van der Sanden, J., et al. (2011) Characterising river ice along the Lower Red River using RADARSAT-2 imagery. 16th CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Winnipeg, September 2011, pp. 198 -213. http://cripe.civil.ualberta.ca/Downloads/16th_Workshop/Lindenschmidt-et-al-2011a.pdf  
  • Lindenschmidt, K.-E., Sydor, M. & Carson, R. (2011) Ice jam modelling of the Red River in Winnipeg. 16th CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Winnipeg, September 2011, pp. 274-290. http://cripe.civil.ualberta.ca/Downloads/16th_Workshop/Lindenschmidt-et-al-2011b.pdf
  • Lindenschmidt, K.-E., Syrenne, G. & Harrison, R. (2010) Measuring ice thicknesses along the Red River in Canada using RADARSAT-2 satellite imagery. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 2(11): 923-933. http://www.SciRP.org/journal/jwarp  
  • Lindenschmidt, K.-E., Harrison, R. & Baborowski, M. (2010) Environmental risk imposed by diverted flood waters on water and soils in emergency retention basins. Journal of Environmental Protection 1(2): 136-142  http://www.scirp.org/Journal/PaperDownload.aspx?FileName=JEP20100200007_13505700.pdf
  • Vorogushyn, S., Merz, B., Lindenschmidt, K.-E. & Apel, H. (2010) A new methodology for flood hazard assessment under consideration of dike breaches. Water Resources Research 46, W08541,http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009WR008475
  • Lindenschmidt, K.-E., Pech, I. & Baborowski, M. (2009) Environmental risk of dissolved oxygen depletion of diverted flood waters in river polder systems - a quasi-2D flood modelling approach.  Science of the Total Environment 407(5): 1598-1612 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.11.024
  • Sehnert, C, Huang, S. & Lindenschmidt, K.-E. (2009) Quantifying structural uncertainty due to discretisation resolution and dimensionality in a hydrodynamic polder model. Journal of Hydroinformatics 11(1): 19-30.
  • Sehnert, C. & Lindenschmidt, K.-E. (2009) The effect of upstream river hydrograph characteristics on zinc deposition, dissolved oxygen depletion and phytoplankton growth in a flood detention basin system.Quaternary International 208: 158-168.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2008.09.013
  • Lindenschmidt, K.-E. (2008) Quasi-2D approach in modelling the transport of contaminated sediments in floodplains during river flooding - model coupling and uncertainty analysis.  Environmental Engineering Science 25(3): 333-352.  http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ees.2006.0192 
  • Lindenschmidt, K.-E., Huang, S. & Baborowski, M. (2008) A quasi-2D flood modelling approach to simulate substance transport in polder systems for environmental flood risk assessment. Science of the Total Environment 397(1-3): 86-102 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.02.045
  • Förster, S., Kuhlmann, B., Lindenschmidt, K.-E. & Bronstert, A. (2008) Assessing flood risk for a rural detention area. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 8: 311-322.
  • Rönicke, H., Doerffer, R., Siewers, H., Büttner, O., Lindenschmidt, K.E., Herzsprung, P., Beyer, M., Rupp, H. (2008) Phosphorus input by nordic geese to the eutrophic Lake Arendsee, Germany.  Fundamental and Applied Limnology/Archiv für Hydrobiologie 172(2): 111-119
  • Pech, I., Baborowski, M. & Lindenschmidt, K.-E. (2008) Selection of model complexity for describing oxygen conditions in water courses and polders during floods. Österreichische Wasserund Abfallwirtschaft60(9-10): 139-148.
  • Michalek, D., Drastig, K., Vorogushyn, S., Petrow, T. & Lindenschmidt, K.-E. (2008) Flood frequency analyses with consideration of dyke breaches and a worst case event. Korrespondenz Wasser 1(10): 562-567.
  • Pech, I., Apel, H., Thieken, A.H. & Lindenschmidt, K.-E. (2008) Unsicherheiten in der Hochwasserrisikoanalyse am Beispiel der Gemeinden Döbeln und Eilenburg an der Mulde/Sachsen. Gas- und Wasserfach: Wasser/Abwasser 149(1): 53-63.
  • Huang, S., Rauberg, J., Apel, H., Disse, M. & Lindenschmidt, K.-E. (2007) The effectiveness of polder systems on peak discharge capping of floods along the middle reaches of the Elbe River in Germany.Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 11: 1391-1401,  http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/11/1391/2007/hess-11-1391-2007.pdf