MSc. Minh Tu Pham

I had a bachelor degree in environmental engineering which mainly focuses on lab work and studying wastewater treatment systems. After that, I worked as an environmental researcher in Minh TuVietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment; sometimes I worked as a project secretary for a subproject of Poverty and Environment Project (PEP) which more related to public communications, social index constructions, organizations of training and workshop related to environment – poverty issues. In 2010, I obtained   the MSc in Water Resources Engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. My master thesis focused on the impact of climate change on a basin in Vietnam. From 2011, I am working as a doctoral student at the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management at Ghent University. My current research focuses on stochastic rainfall models, copula, climate change, water balance and hydrological extreme events.


Research interests: environment, water resource management, hydrological modelling, drought, copulas, stochastic rainfall, climate change.



  1. Pham, M.T., Vernieuwe, H., Baets, B.D., Willems, P., Verhoest, N.E.C. Stochastic simulation of precipitation-consistent daily reference evapotranspiration using vine copulas, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 1–18, 2015.
  2. Pham, M.T., Vanhaute, W.J., Vandenberghe, S., De Baets, B.D., Verhoest, N.E.C. An assessment of the ability of Bartlett–Lewis type of rainfall models to reproduce drought statistics, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 5167–5183, 2013.