As part of efforts to enhance water resources’ management and flood-risk prevention, the “Hydrology of catchment areas” team explores the spread of hydrological flows in geographic and temporal terms. To this end it examines various components of catchment areas' hydrological cycles.
The team endeavours to build probabilistic models of the regime of watercourses, gain a better understanding of the climatology of precipitation and determine the extent to which the regime of watercourses can be altered by human activities.
Research is divided into two thematic groups:
- Statistical Hydrology and Climatology applied to hydrology
- Hydrological processes and spatial modelling
- Imagine2030 Project "Climate and planning for the Garonne : uncertainties with regard to water resources by 2030"
- Base-IN : historical data on floods
- Extrapolation of ecological models and databases onto geographical information systems
- OTHU (Field Observatory fpr Urban Water Management) : unifying research through an observatory for the Lyon agglomeration
- The Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development's Climate Change Programme (GICC)
- EnvirhônAlp project: SOMME platform for environmental modelling (Synergy between Observation Modelling and Environmental Modelling)
- RIVES project: Estimate of scenarios and risks of urban floods
- Hydrology and hydraulics for cities
- EXTRAFLO : extreme rainfall and flood estimation (National Research Agency - RiskNat Programme)
- PNRH (National Research Programme on Hydrology): Evolutions of the regime of rivers in France
- European HYDRATE project on flash floods
- European FLOODSITE project : integrated flood risk analysis and management and hydrological methods
- INTERREG AdaptAlp project: evaluating the impacts of present and future climate changes on the Alpine arc
Make-up of the team
Staff on fixed-term contracts
Research unit : HHLY