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Feb 21st 2018

Internships offers this summer at Ouranos

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Feb 16th 2018

Video: Taking climate into account in decision-making

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Feb 1st 2018

Floods in a context of climate change (French only)

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Consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change

Water management

  • Issues
  • Objectives
  • Research project

Issues

Water Regime

Water Availability

  • Assessment of water supply for municipal, agricultural, navigational, industrial and various recreational activities

Water quality

  • Drinking water
  • Recreational uses
  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Sewage discharge and leaching of soils in agricultural areas

Flooding, erosion and security

Integrated and adaptive management

  • Usage conflicts

Objectives

Support adaptation to climate change in integrated water resources management in southern Quebec and the St. Lawrence River.

  • Deepen and increase knowledge of the biophysical impacts of climate change
  • Produce and transfer practical information about the biophysical impacts of climate change
  • Consolidate and develop expertise, technical tools, and socio-economic support for the process of adaptation
  • Develop strategic, macroscopic information to support adaptation assessments
  • Experiment with approaches to adaptation in the context of integrated water resources management

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Program
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COORDINATOR(S)

Richard Turcotte

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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.

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Anne Blondlot

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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.

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Research projects

2014 - 2019

Vulnerability of St-Lawrence ports to climate change

Principal investigator(s):
C. Comtois
Downloadable documents:
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In progress

Réduire la vulnérabilité aux inondations et à l’érosion associées aux changements climatiques pour des communautés riveraines du tronçon fluvial du Saint-Laurent

Principal investigator(s):
D. Huard
A. Blondlot
Downloadable documents:
Coming soon
In progress

Québec-Mexico Complementarity and Diversity concerning Water Management in the Context of Climate Change

Principal investigator(s):
A. Poulin
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

La salinité du fleuve sous la loupe : pour une meilleure compréhension des impacts appréhendés de sa variabilité sur l’approvisionnement en eau potable au fleuve du territoire de la CMQ

Principal investigator(s):
F. Morneau
Downloadable documents:
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In progress

Évolution du risque d’approvisionnement en eau potable sur le territoire de la CMQ

Principal investigator(s):
L. Da Silva
Downloadable documents:
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In progress

Réa-Alliance: a Community of Practice on Adaptation to Hydroclimatic Change

Principal investigator(s):
A. Verville
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Pricing and Provisioning of Flood Risk Coverage: Test Bench on the Chaudière River in Québec

Principal investigator(s):
M. Boudreault
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

RAD'EAU - Participative Research on Sustainable Alternatives for Water Management in Agricultural Areas in the Context of Climate Change

Principal investigator(s):
I. Charron (AGECO)
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Winter River Flows and Flood Risk due to Ice Jams in a Context of Climate Change

Principal investigator(s):
B. Morse
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Water Balance of the Saint-Charles and Momorency Rivers in the Context of Climate Change

Principal investigator(s):
G. Rondeau-Genesse
R. Roy
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
Coming soon
Completed

Economic Study of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation on the St.Lawrence River

Principal investigator(s):
C. Desjarlais
Downloadable documents:
Regional report
Fact Sheet
Synthesis report
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