Richard Turcotte holds a Doctorate in water science from INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique). Employed by INRS from 1994 to 2000, he developed and applied hydrological modeling before joining Centre d’expertise hydrique du Québec (CEHQ). After a few years as head of the hydrometeorology division, he now holds the position of scientific advisor at the Director of hydrological Expertise’s office. In recent years, Dr. Turcotte has been involved in both operational forecast of floods and low flows and realisation of studies in water resource management and climate change. Since 2008, Dr. Turcotte coordinates the activities of the Water Management program within the Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation Group at Ouranos.
Anne Blondlot holds a Master’s from the National Superior School of Agronomy and Food Industries of Nancy (France) with a specialization in plant production, and is a member of the Order of Quebec agronomists. After graduation, she served as a consultant in rural development for an engineering company specializing in precision farming. For 10 years, Ms. Blondlot conducted herbicide research for a French agricultural applied-research institute and coordinated its diagnostic and cultures-management services. At Ouranos since 2009, Mrs. Blondlot coordinates the Agriculture, Commercial Fisheries and Aquaculture (APAQ) program, and helps coordinate the Forest Resources program within the Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation Group.