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Watershed

Evaluating the impact of land use on the hydrology of watersheds and on flood discharges

  • Lead Researcher: Annie Poulin
  • Funding: INFO-Crue project, Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec
  • Co-Researchers: Richard Arsenault and François Brissette (ÉTS), Alain Mailhot (INRS-ETE)
  • Collaborators: Ouranos Consortium and Ludwig-Maximilian University (Munich, Germany)
  • Duration: 2022-2024
production hydroélectrique

Value chain optimization of hydroelectric power generation systems

  • Lead Researcher: Richard Arsenault
  • Funding: NSERC (CRD), in partnership with Rio Tinto Énergie Électrique
  • Co-Researchers: François Brissette (ÉTS), Michel Baraër (ÉTS), Bryan Tolson (University of Waterloo), Pierre Duchesne (Université de Montréal), Thierry Duchesne (Université Laval)
  • Duration: 2018-2023
Snow-covered Yukon mountains with campsites.

Hydrological changes in glacial valleys in southwestern Yukon

  • Lead Researcher: Michel Baraër
  • Funding: NSERC and PCSP
  • Co-Researchers: Jeffrey McKenzie (McGill University)
  • Collaborators : Kluane First Nation, Kluane National Park and Reserve, Kluane Lake Research Station (University of Calgary)
  • Duration: 2020-2025
Huge flooding of the Elz River, in the municipality of Monreal, in Germany, in 2021

Evolution of the hydrologic risk linked to extreme rain events – Application of ClimEx data (Québec-Bavaria)

  • Lead Researcher: François Brissette
  • Funding: Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation du Québec and Ouranos Consortium
  • Co-Researchers: Ralf Ludwig (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany), Richard Arsenault (ÉTS), Annie Poulin (ÉTS), Marie-Amélie Boucher (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Collaborators : Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec and Ouranos Consortium
  • Duration: 2017-2021

Other projects

  • Improving the historic reconstruction of daily flows and annual maxima in gauged and ungauged environments;
  • Marcelle-Gauvreau Engineering Research Chair on the Impact of Environmental Changes on Water Resources;
  • Hydrological changes in alpine watersheds fed by glaciers;
  • Hydrogeological behaviour of mine wastes in Abitibi-Témiscamingue;
  • CORDEX FPS Project: Dynamical Downscaling Experiments and Hydrological Modelling for Canada and Mexico;
  • Developing a set of observational grids for post-processing of climatic simulations based on hydrological performance;
  • Developing a Québec-Mexico collaboration for managing groundwater and surface water;
  • Developing an improved hourly ensemble streamflow forecasting system for spring flood forecasting on small watersheds;
  • Studying the structure-flow interaction within the snowpack and the hydrological impacts;
  • Studying and developing approaches for evapotranspiration modelling under current and future climate conditions;
  • Impacts of anthropogenic forcing and internal variability at the watershed scale – going from the daily to the hourly time scale;
  • Hydrological modelling in Cordillera Blanca, Peru;
  • Power Analytics and Visualization for Climate Science (PAVICS) - Hydroclimatological toolbox Phases I & II;
  • Pushing back the boundaries to automating the operational hydrological forecasts used in hydro-power reservoir management;
  • Quantification of diffuse contaminant flows: Multi-method approach to optimizing the environmental management of mine sites;
  • Reviewing the state of knowledge and available tools in Mexico for sharing water when the resource is limited;
  • Using natural tracers as indicators of hydrological behaviour within the snowpack;
  • Value chain optimization of hydroelectric power generation systems.