Background and activities


I am professor in hydrology at the department of hydraulic and enviornmental engineering. Responsible for teaching water resources in the basic course in water and environment, hydrology and hydrological modelling. Main research interests within environmental impact assessment, hydrology of rivers and lakes in cold climate and aspects of modelling water resources. 


TVM4101 Vann og miljøteknikk (hydrology part)
TVM4105 Hydrology
TVM4106 Hydrological Modelling
VM8105 Hydrology - PhD course  
VM8109 Topics in ecohydraulics
VM6020 Hydropower hydrology (continuing education)
VM6006 Environmental design (continuing education)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


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  • Alfredsen, Knut; Juarez, Ana. (2020) Modelling stranded river ice using LiDAR and drone-based models. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 25th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ICE Trondheim, Norway, 23rd – 25th November 2020.
  • Lia, Leif; Nøvik, Hanne; Alfredsen, Knut. (2020) Reducing ice accumulation on Coanda Screen intakes. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 25th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ICE Trondheim, Norway, 23rd – 25th November 2020.
  • Alfredsen, Knut. (2017) Incorporating ice effects in environmental flow indices. 19th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers.
  • Szabo-Meszaros, Marcell; Ruther, Nils; Alfredsen, Knut. (2017) Correlation between the shelter of juvenile salmonids and bed substrate. River Sedimentation: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on River Sedimentation.
  • Turcotte, Benoit; Alfredsen, Knut; Beltaos, Spyros; Burrell, Brian C.. (2017) Ice-Related Floods and Flood Delineation along Streams and Small Rivers. 19th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers.
  • Turcotte, Benoit; Nafziger, Jennifer; Clark, Shawn; Beltaos, Spyros; Jasek, Martin; Alfredsen, Knut; Lind, Lovisa; Stander, Edward. (2017) Monitoring river ice processes: Sharing experience to improve successful research programs. 19th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers.
  • Heggen, Siv; Alfredsen, Knut. (2013) Ice breakup in small Norwegian streams. Proceedings of the 17th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers.
  • Prowse, Terry; Alfredsen, Knut; Beltaos, Spyros; Bonsal, Barrie; Duguay, Claude; Korhola, Atte; McNamara, Jim; Vincent, Warwick; Vuglinsky, Valeri; Weyhenmeyer, Gesa A. (2012) Changing Lake and River Ice Regimes: Trends, Effects and Implications. Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA): Climate Change and the Cryosphere.


  • Alfredsen, Knut; Xu, Chong-Yu; Engeland, Kolbjørn. (2018) Nordic Hydrological Conference 2018. 2018. Rapport (Norges vassdrags- og energidirektorat) (66-2018).
  • Bakken, Tor Haakon; Schönfelder, Lennart Hagen; Charmasson, Julie; Alfredsen, Knut; Adera, Abebe Girmay. (2018) Outlining a hydromorphological classification system for lakes : data availability, modelling tools and comparable assessment approaches. 2018. ISBN 978-82-14-06906-8. SINTEF Rapport (2018:00768).
  • Heggenes, Jan; Alfredsen, Knut; Brittain, John Edward; Adeva Bustos, Ana; Huusko, Ari; Stickler, Morten. (2017) Stay cool Temperature changes and biological responses in hydropower-regulated northern stream systems. 2017. ISBN 978-82-7206-462-3. Skriftserien fra Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge (21).
  • Bakken, Tor Haakon; Forseth, Torbjørn; Harby, Atle; Alfredsen, Knut; Arnekleiv, Jo Vegard; Berg, Ole Kristian; Casas-Mulet, Roser; Charmasson, Julie; Greimel, Franz; Halley, Duncan John; Hedger, Richard David; Larsen, Bjørn Mejdell; Leo, Florian; Melcher, Andreas; Puffer, Michael; Pulg, Ulrich; Reitan, Ole; Ruther, Nils; Saltveit, Svein Jakob; Sauterleute, Julian Friedrich; Schneider, Matthias; Skoglund, Helge; Sundt, Håkon; Timalsina, Netra Prasad; Ugedal, Ola; van Dijk, Jiska Joanneke; Vollset, Knut Wiik; Zakowsky, Tania; Zinke, Peggy. (2016) Miljøvirkninger av effektkjøring: Kunnskapsstatus og råd til forvaltning og industri. 2016. ISBN 978-82-426-2834-3. NINA temahefte (62).
  • Forseth, Torbjørn; Harby, Atle; Ugedal, Ola; Pulg, Ulrich; Fjeldstad, Hans-Petter; Robertsen, Grethe; Barlaup, Bjørn Torgeir; Alfredsen, Knut; Sundt, Håkon; Saltveit, Svein Jakob; Skoglund, Helge; Kvingedal, Eli; Sundt-Hansen, Line Elisabeth Breivik; Finstad, Anders; Einum, Sigurd; Arnekleiv, Jo Vegar. (2014) Handbook for environmental design in regulated salmon rivers. 2014. ISBN 978-82-426-2638-7. NINA temahefte (53).