Dr. Peter Reichert is head of the Department of Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling at Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Environmental Systems Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH. He holds MSc and PhD degrees in Theoretical Physics from the University of Basel, Switzerland. His research focuses on methodological issues in environmental modelling, uncertainty analysis and statistical inference, on hydrological and ecological modelling, and on environmental decision support.