Associate Professor

Civil Engineering

Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research deals with water resources engineering and hydrological modeling, with a focus on climate change impacts on water resources. A few examples of my recent or ongoing projects are listed below:

RECENT PROJECTS

Proposal Title Funding Institution Status
Generation of downscaled climate scenarios in support of the African Adaptation Project (AAP) Cabinet of Prime Minister, Conseil National pour l’Environnement et un Développement Durable, Niamey, Niger Completed
Generation of synthetic Net Basin Supply series for Great Lakes System accounting for climate change International Joint Commission Canada-USA on the Great Lakes Completed
Evaluation of Agricultural Best Management Practices on the South Nations Watershed Agriculture and Agri-food Canada Ongoing
Analysis of changes in Net Basin supply components in the Great Lakes System International Joint Commission Canada-USA on the Great Lakes Completed
Evaluation of the Impact of climate change on the hydrology of the Niger and Senegal River Basin International Union for Conservation of Nature, West African Branch Completed
Third phase of the development of the REGION software (a hydrologic regionalization software written in Matlab) Hydro-Quebec Completed
Development of a climate-millet yield model and assessment of the impacts of climate change on food security in the Sahel region Canadian International Development Agency Completed

GRANTS

Year

Source

Type*

Amount
per year and percentage allocated to research under my direct supervision

Purpose**

Title
of Project

2012

Center
for International Governance Innovation

Principal
investigator

F

15,000$
(100%)

Research

Can
transplanting and water harvesting improve food security in the Sahel?

2012

NSERC

Principal
investigator

C

25,000$
(100%)

R&D contract

Optimisation of a solar system

2011-2013

Manitoba-Hydro

P.I. Dr. Colin Rennie

O

33,333$

(20%)      

Research

Influence of Ice Processes on Fluvial
Sediment Transport.

2011-2013

NSERC

P.I. Dr. Colin Rennie

C

64,666$

(20%)      

Research

Influence of Ice Processes on Fluvial
Sediment Transport.

2010-2013

Qatar National Research Fund

P.I. Dr. Majid Mohammadian

C

350 000$

(4%)

Research

An assessment of present and future environmental impacts
of major desalination plants in Qatar under changing climate.

2011-2015

International Research and Development Center

P.I. Dr. Taha Ouarda and Dr. Driss Ouazar

C

500,000$

(4%)

Research

Faire-face Aux Changements
Ensemble (FACE) : Mieux s’adapter aux Changements
Climatiques au Canada et en Afrique de l’Ouest dans le domaine des ressources
en eau.

2010

International Research and Development Center

P.I. Dr. Taha Ouarda and Dr. Driss Ouazar

G

30,000$ (4%)

Travel

Faire-face
Aux Changements Ensemble (FACE) : Mieux
s’adapter aux Changements Climatiques au Canada et en Afrique de l’Ouest dans
le domaine des ressources en eau (proposal preparation)

2010

International Canada-USA joint committee on the Great
Lakes

Principal Investigator

O

62
878$

(50%)

R&D contract

Stochastic generation of NBS series for
the Great Lakes basins.

2010

International Canada-USA joint committee on

the Great Lakes

P.I. Dr. Taha Ouarda

O

62
878$

(50%)

R&D contract

Short term forecasting of NBS components
on the Great Lakes System.

2009

International Canada-USA joint committee on the Great
Lakes

P.I. Dr. Taha Ouarda

O

78,000$

(33%)

R&D contract

Analysis of Changes in Net Basin Supply

2008-2009   

Accelerate Ontario

P.I. Dr. Ronald Droste

G

30,000$

(50%)

Research

Benefits of Using Controlled Tile
Drainage on Surface Water Quality in the South Nations Watershed.

2008-2010 

Government of Ontario

 Principal investigator

G

50,000$

(100%)

Research

Acquisition
d’instruments de suivi de l’évolution de la glace en lac et en rivière

2008-2010 

Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Principal
investigator

F

50,000$

(100%)

Research

Acquisition
d’instruments de suivi de l’évolution de la glace en lac et en rivière

2010

Agric. and Agri-Food Canada

P.I. Dr. Philippe Crabbé

G

25,000$

(80%)

R&D contract

Development of water supply functions net
of livestock consumption for the Canadian Regional Agricultural Model (CRAM).

2009

Agric. and Agri-Food Canada

P.I. Dr. Philippe Crabbé

G

72,000$

(50%)

R&D contract

Development of water supply functions for
the Canadian Regional Agricultural Model (CRAM).

2008-2012

NSERC

Principal
investigator

G

18,000$

(100%)

Research

Uncertainty analysis and detection of
structural changes in environmental systems dynamics for a better
understanding of climatic and anthropogenic risks

2007-2008

Government of Niger

P.I. Dr. Ibrah Seidou

G

Around
6000$ (30%)

Research

Appui à la recherche universitaire

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