Dr. Kristian Förster has joined the AHC team in Innsbruck in January 2014. Kristian is an expert in hydrological modeling and has just finished his PhD at the Department of Hydrology, Water Management and Water Protection situated at the Leichtweiss Institute for Hydraulics and Water Resources, University of Braunschweig (Lower Saxony, Germany). His main research focus is in the investigation of climate change impacts on water balance components and flood frequency as well as in the detailed simulation of snow processes in hydrological models. A warm welcome from the whole AHC team! Since March 2014 Kristian is working at the alpS Centre for Climate Change Adaptation (Innsbruck, Austria), where he is contributing to the alpS projects HoPI III and MUSICALS II.