Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project in progress
Documentation of historic floods to obtain quantitative data for hydrological and hydraulic flood modelling
Scientific manager(s) : Gabriel Rondeau-Genesse, Ouranos
Extreme Events . Climate Science and Climate Services
2020-2025 programming
Project in closing
Evaluating uncertainty in maximum flood flow estimated from hydrometric data for southern Québec basins

Once completed, the methodology developed will make it possible to estimate uncertainties in extreme flow values for different return periods for all gauged sites in southern Québec. This knowledge of uncertainty will provide a better understanding of flood events and a better estimation of flood-risk areas.

Scientific manager(s) : Alain Mailhot, INRS; Jonathan Jalbert, Polytechnique Montréal
Extreme Events . Climate Science and Climate Services
2020-2025 programming
Project starting
Evaluation of the impact of land use on watershed hydrology and flood flows

Public safety officials, hydrological system managers and hydroclimatology researchers will be able to better assess the impacts of climate change on water resources based on changes in vegetation cover.

Scientific manager(s) : Annie Poulin, ETS
Water Management . Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Assessing the value of weighting a heterogeneous climate model ensemble to improve future hydroclimatic projections over southern Quebec

This project will advance our understanding of how heterogeneous ensemble simulations should be combined to maximize the information contained in climate projections.

Scientific manager(s) : Gabriel Rondeau-Genesse, Ouranos; Charles Malenfant, DEH; Richard Turcotte, DEH
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Development of a Gridded Observational Dataset for the Post-Processing of Simulations According to Hydrological Performance

The production of a high-quality gridded meteorological dataset for Québec, and potentially the whole of North America, will open the door to several avenues of research, including measuring the impact of this grid on climate simulation bias correction, long-term hydrological forecasting, and modelling and calibration of hydrological models.

Scientific manager(s) : Annie Poulin, ETS
Climate Governance . Social and Health Challenges
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Climate change adaptation in québec: improving communication and fostering public engagement in a pandemic context

This project is a first step towards the integration of knowledge on climate change adaptation communication in Québec. This work will serve as a springboard for future R&D and to boost this emerging field of expertise.

Scientific manager(s) : Erick Lachapelle
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2021
Impacts psychosociaux de la pandémie de covid-19 : résultats d’une large enquête québécoise
Généreux, M., Landaverde, E.
French
2021
Cinq raisons de positionner la santé et le bien-être des québécois(e)s au cœur de la lutte aux changements climatiques
Généreux, M., Landaverde, E.
French
Water Management . Extreme Events
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Watershed prioritization tool for flood risk management

Contribution to the prioritization of watersheds to be mapped in order to ensure public safety from flooding through the use of the results and the tool.

Scientific manager(s) : Anissa Frini, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
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2019
Outil de priorisation des bassins versants pour la gestion des risques des inondations dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre de l’initiative info-crue au Québec
Frini A., Besnard C.A., Benabbou L., Adda M.,…
French
Climate Science and Climate Services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Extreme precipitation and laws of scale: impacts of climate cycles and natural climate variability

This study confirms that the use of scaling laws provides a better characterization of extreme precipitation. Their application will allow for better use of available observational data and thus a better characterization of historical climate, particularly at temporal and spatial resolutions not covered by observational data.

Scientific manager(s) : Alain Mailhot, INRS-ETE; Anne Frigon, Ouranos
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2019
Observed and Simulated Precipitation over Northeastern North America: How Do Daily and Subdaily Extremes Scale in Space and Time?
Innocenti S. et al
English
2019
Projected Changes in the Probability Distributions, Seasonality, and Spatiotemporal Scaling of Daily and Subdaily Extreme Precipitation Simulated by a 50-Member Ensemble Over Northeastern
Innocenti S. et al
English
2017
Simple scaling of extreme precipitations in North America. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)
Innocenti S. et al
English
Climate Simulation and Analysis
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Evaluation of snow cover simulated by the CRCM5 for the CROQ database

The snow cover data simulated by the CRCM5 at a 15 km resolution as part of the CROQ project will enable members of Ouranos to work with finer scale data covering all of Québec, in the knowledge of its limitations thanks to the robustness study of the model and its evaluation with a set of observed data.

Scientific manager(s) : René Laprise, UQAM; Sébastien Biner, Ouranos
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2021
Évaluation de la neige au sol simulée par le MRCC5 pour la base de données de CROQ
Bresson, E., Biner, S.
French
Tourism
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Analysis of climate change risks and opportunities for the Quebec city and Charlevoix tourism sectors

The collaborative approach increased awareness and the general uptake of knowledge related to climate change within the tourism sector and provided a better understanding of the perceptions, attitudes and behaviours of tourism stakeholders.

Scientific manager(s) : Stéphanie Bleau, Ouranos; Claude Péloquin, Chaire de tourisme Transat, ESG UQAM
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2018
Diagnostic des risques et des opportunités liés aux changements climatiques pour le secteur touristique des régions de Québec et de Charlevoix
Paque G., Bleau S., Lebon C., Germain K., Vachon…
French
Climate Simulation and Analysis
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Water footprint and impact of hydroelectric reservoirs in the northern boreal forest of Quebec on the regional climate

The results could serve as tools in the development of hydroelectric projects in northern Québec. Among other things, they help decision-makers understand and anticipate the temporal and spatial scale and the nature of the climate changes associated with the creation of hydroelectric reservoirs.

Scientific manager(s) : Daniel Nadeau, Université Laval; Biljana Music, Ouranos; Tew-Fik Mahdi, Polytechnique Montréal
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2018
Impacts of boreal hydroelectric reservoirs on seasonal climate and precipitation recycling as simulated by the CRCM5: a case study of the La Grande River watershed, Canada
Irambona, C., Music, B., Nadeau, D. F., Mahdi, T…
English
2016
Impacts des réservoirs hydroélectriques du bassin versant de la rivière la grande sur l'hydroclimatologie locale et le cycle hydrologique
Irambona, C.
French
Climate Simulation and Analysis
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Analysis of precipitable water from MRCC4

Rather than relying on historical PMPs, the use of simulated PMPs for future periods will improve probable maximum flood estimates, enabling the designers of hydraulic structures to better plan their infrastructures.

Scientific manager(s) : Dominique Paquin, Anne Frigon, Ouranos
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2018
Impacts of boreal hydroelectric reservoirs on seasonal climate and precipitation recycling as simulated by the CRCM5: a case study of the La Grande River watershed, Canada
Irambona, C., Music, B., Nadeau, D. F., Mahdi, T…
English
Climate Scenarios and services . Climate Simulation and Analysis
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
A new framework for using climate scenario data for impacts and assessment studies

This project provided an objective method to estimate how future global emissions will affect regional climate changes that does not rely on assumptions about a particular greenhouse gas emissions scenario.

Scientific manager(s) : Damon Matthews, Université Concordia, Martin Leduc, Ouranos, Antti-Ilari Partanen, Ouranos et Université Sherbrooke
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2016
Regional estimates of the transient climate response to cumulative CO2 emissions
Leduc, M., Matthews, H. D., et Elía, R.
English
2017
Seasonal climate change patterns due to cumulative CO2 emissions
Partanen, A.-I., Leduc, M. et Matthews, H.D.
English
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Updating the Canadian snow course database

Updating the database has contributed to improving and validating climate tools and products.

Scientific manager(s) : Ross Brown, ECCC/Ouranos
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2017
Update of Canadian historical snow survey dataset. Project report, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Ouranos
Fang, B.
English
2019
Update of Canadian Historical Snow Survey Data and Analysis of Snow Water Equivalent Trends, 1967–2016
Brown, R.D., Fang, B. and Mudryk, L.
English
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
PAVICS : Power Analytics and Vizualization for Climate Science

The PAVICS platform provides researchers with more effective access to the climate information they need for projects on climate change vulnerability, impacts and adaptation.

Scientific manager(s) : Diane Chaumont, Ouranos, Samuel Foucher, Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal
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2018
Pôle d'analyse et de visualisation de l'information climatique et scientifique
French
English
Climate Simulation and Analysis
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
A hydrological model that incorporates the energy balance (EVAP-1)

In the short term, improved modelling of evapotranspiration in hydrological models will allow hydropower producers to better manage reservoir water levels, optimizing plant output.

Scientific manager(s) : François Anctil, Université Laval Daniel Nadeau, Université Laval Sylvan Jutras, Université Laval René Therrien, Université Laval Biljana Music, Ouranos
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2020
On the Performance of the Canadian Land Surface Scheme Driven by the ERA5 Reanalysis over the Canadian Boreal Forest
Alves M., Nadeau D.F., Music B., Anctil F.,…
English
2018
Application of the Maximum Entropy Production Model of Evapotranspiration over Partially Vegetated Water-Limited Land Surfaces
Hajji I., Nadeau D. F., Music B., Anctil F., Wang…
English
2018
Solar radiation transmittance of a boreal balsam fir canopy: Spatiotemporal variability and impacts on growing season hydrology
Isabelle P. E., Nadeau D. F., Asselin M.-H.,…
English
2019
Impacts of high precipitation on the energy and water budgets of a humid boreal forest
Isabelle P. E., Nadeau D. N., Anctil F., Rousseau…
English
2020
Evaluation of the Soil, Vegetation, and Snow (SVS) Land Surface Model for the Simulation of Surface Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture under Snow-Free Conditions
Leonardini G., Anctil F., Abrahamowicz M.,…
English
2020
Exploring the spatiotemporal variability of the snow water equivalent in a small boreal forest catchment through observation and modelling
Parajuli A., Nadeau D. F., Anctil F., Parent A.-C…
English
2019
Evaluation of Catch Efficiency Transfer Functions for Unshielded and Single-Alter-Shielded Solid Precipitation Measurements
Pierre A., Jutras S., Smith C., Kochendorfer J.,…
English
2020
Analysis of Water Vapor Fluxes Over a Seasonal Snowpack Using the Maximum Entropy Production Model
Hajji I., Nadeau D. F., Music B., Anctil F., Wang…
English
2020
The Dynamics of Transpiration to Evapotranspiration Ratio under Wet and Dry Canopy Conditions in a Humid Boreal Forest
Hadiwijaya B., Pepin S., Isabelle P. E., Nadeau D…
English
Climate Science and Climate Services
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Data Analytics for Canadian Climate Services (DACCS)

The project will improve efficiency in the production of climate services and in the traceability of results, as well as improve the consideration of climate science needs by bodies that develop international standards.

Scientific manager(s) : Steve Easterbrook, University of Toronto
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Impact of assimilating snow cover observations for streamflow simulation and forecasting in Québec

This project will determine whether assimilating snow in HYDROTEL improves hydrological simulation and forecasting, and if so, under what conditions.

Scientific manager(s) : Marie-Amélie Boucher, Université de Sherbrooke
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Assessing the performance and uniqueness of hydrological simulations produced by a heterogeneous climate ensemble and recommending a weighting scheme for this ensemble to meet the needs of the INFO-Crue project

The process used to create the ensemble of hydroclimate simulations can be interpreted as an “ensemble of opportunities”, in the sense that the simulation sampling depends to a large extent on the resources and interest of each contributing research centre.

Scientific manager(s) : Gabriel Rondeau-Genesse, Ouranos
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Improving the Historical Reconstruction of Daily Flows and Annual Peaks in Gauged and Ungauged Areas

The results of this project will provide decision-makers with a better understanding of the risks related to extreme flood events in both gauged and ungauged areas. Annual peak flow distributions for spring and summer-autumn flood periods will be used to drive the hydraulic models in the flood zone mapping process.

Scientific manager(s) : Richard Arsenault, ÉTS et Annie Poulin, ÉTS
Climate Simulation and Analysis
2014-2019 programming
Project in progress
Snowstorms over northeastern north america: quantification and expected changes

The expected results will enable decision makers on the east coast of North America to better plan future needs for emergency response and equipment in the event of snowstorms.

Scientific manager(s) : Gavin Schmidt (GISS-NASA), Dominique Paquin (Ouranos), Martin Leduc (Ouranos)
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Providing climate scenarios for the Canadian Arctic with improved post-processing methods

This recent Arctic regional climate portrait provides decision-makers with climate data for sectors that are not covered by the observation stations generally used.

Scientific manager(s) : Alain Mailhot, INRS-ETE; Dany Dumont, UQAR-ISMER; Patrick Grenier, Ouranos/UQAM-ESCER
Forest Resources
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Quantifying and Mapping the Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Productivity in Eastern Canada

The results of preliminary simulations and theory support the idea that forest management could accelerate the response of forest stands to climate change. Opening the forest canopy accelerates succession by modifying competition interactions within the stand.

Scientific manager(s) : Dominique Gravel, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
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2015
Quantifier et cartographier les impacts des changements climatiques sur la productivité des forêts de l'Est du Canada
Gravel, D.
French
Health
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Prioritization Tools for Diseases and Interventions Targeting Populations in Africa and Canada Vulnerable to Water-Related Health Issues

Accounting and evaluating diverse interests can be formally integrated in decision aid processes such as MCDA and can be used to help structure and make more informed decisions, especially in the context of limited resources.

Scientific manager(s) : Pascal Michel et Valérie Hongoh, Université de Montréal
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2016
Prioritization tools for diseases and interventions targeting populations in Africa and Canada vulnerable to water-related health issues
Michel, P.
English
Health
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Interactive Atlas of the Vulnerability of the Quebec Population to Climate Hazards for Local and Regional Stakeholders

Québec’s municipal managers, professionals and planners have a new tool oriented to their needs at their disposal for assessing and mapping population vulnerability to heat waves and hydrometeorological hazards.

Scientific manager(s) : Nathalie Barrette, Université Laval; Marie-Hélène Vandersmissen, Université Laval; Francis Roy, Université Laval
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2018
Atlas interactif de la vulnérabilité de la population québécoise aux aléas climatiques
French
2018
Atlas web de la vulnérabilité de la population québécoise aux aléas climatiques
Barrette, N., Vandersmissen, M.-H., Roy, F.
French
Forest Resources
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Maple syrup production and climate change: Identifying maple syrup producers’ concerns and providing them with the best information to promote and support adaptation

Among many economic activities, the production of Maple syrup is one of the most directly related to the climate and particularly to the spring climate. 

Scientific manager(s) : Daniel Houle, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP)
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2018
Production de sirop d'érable face aux changements climatiques: perception des acériculteurs du Canada et des États-Unis
Legault, S., Plouffe-Leboeuf A., Houle D.,…
French
2019
Perceptions of U.S. and Canadian maple syrup producers toward climate change, its impacts, and potential adaptation measures
Legault, A., Houle, D., Plouffe, A., Ameztegui, A…
English
Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Cost-benefit analysis of adaptation to riverine flooding

The preliminary results of the CBA have supported the adoption of wetlands and water bodies conservation objectives in the COBARIC water master plan update and the development of the Chaudière-Appalaches regional wetlands and water bodies plan (PRMHH).

Scientific manager(s) : Ursule Boyer-Villemaire, Ouranos
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2022
Présentation sommaire du projet et des résultats
Boyer-Villemaire, U.
French
2022
Présentation des résultats : Analyse coûts-avantages de l’adaptation aux inondations et aux risques fluviaux en contexte de changements climatiques
Boyer-Villemaire, U., Lamy, A.; Desjardins, R.;…
French
2021
Guide méthodologique d’analyse coûts-avantages des options d’adaptation aux inondations et aléas fluviaux en contexte de changements climatiques.
: Boyer-Villemaire, U., Simard, C., Lamy, A.,…
French
2021
Bassin versant de la rivière Chaudière : analyse coûts-avantages des options d’adaptation aux inondations et aléas fluviaux
Boyer-Villemaire, U., Lamy, A., Desjardins, R.,…
French
2021
Bassin versant de la rivière Chaudière : analyse coûts-avantages des options d’adaptation aux inondations et aléas fluviaux
Boyer-Villemaire, U., Lamy, A., Desjardins, R.,…
French
2021
Rivière Coaticook à Compton : analyse coûts-avantages des options d’adaptation aux inondations et aléas fluviaux
Boyer-Villemaire, U., Lamy, A., Desjardins, R.,…
French
2021
Rivière Coaticook à Compton : analyse coûts-avantages des options d’adaptation aux inondations et aléas fluviaux
Boyer-Villemaire, U., Lamy, A., Desjardins, R.,…
French
2021
Analyse coûts-avantages inondations riveraines
Boyer-Villemaire, U., Bizhanimanzar, M.; Leconte,…
French
Health
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Quantification of the impacts and benefits of future transportation and land-use scenarios

The methods developed can be applied in other major cities in Québec to support climate change adaptation and health-focused land use planning.

Scientific manager(s) : Audrey Smargiassi, INSPQ and IRSPUM-Université de Montréal; Patrick Morency, Université de Montréal; Catherine Morency, Polytechnique; Marianne Hatzopoulou, University of Toronto; Naveen Eluru, University of Central Florida
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2020
Environmental and health impacts of transportation and land use scenarios in 2061
Smargiassia, A., Plante, C., Morency, P.,…
English
Health
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Improving the response to the psychosocial needs of individuals and communities affected by climate hazards in Eastern Quebec regions

Update of useful resources for characterizing and analyzing communities from the point of view of vulnerabilities to the psychosocial impacts of extreme weather events.

Scientific manager(s) : Geneviève Brisson and Lily Lessard, Université du Québec à Rimouski
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2020
Amélioration de la réponse aux besoins psychosociaux des individus et communautés touchés par des aléas climatiques dans les régions de l'Est-de-Québec
Brisson, G., Lessard, L.
French
2021
Impacts sur la santé mentale des inondations de la rivière Chaudière en Beauce dans un contexte de changement climatique et réponses pour les réduire: une étude exploratoire
Leclerc, T., Lessard, L., Brisson,G., Bouchard…
French
2020
Trousse d’outils pour réduire les impacts psychosociaux des populations touchées par des événements météorologiques extrêmes
French
2020
Rapport technique de la trousse d'outils pour réduire les impacts psychosociaux des populations touchées par des événements météorologiques extrêmes
Lessard, L., Simard, D., Lafond, A.
French
Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Flood Risk Due to Ice Jams and Estimation of Winter River Flows in a Climate Change Context

The project raised awareness among water managers about the problem of ice jam flood risk. This initial analysis helped better define the issues and guide the search for relevant adaptation measures.

Scientific manager(s) : Benoit Turcotte et Brian Morse, Université Laval
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2018
Risque d’inondations par embâcles de glaces et estimation des débits hivernaux dans un contexte de changements climatiques
Morse, B., Turcotte, B.
French
Health
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Pilot Project to Communicate Climate Change Actions in Québec

This project led to a better understanding of different target audiences and their interest in content relating to the fight against climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Céline Campagna, INSPQ; Pénélope Daignault, Université Laval
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2018
Communication de l’action climatique dans un contexte québécois
Daignault, P., Champagne-St-Arnaud, V., Poitras,…
French
Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Water Law: Managing Usage Conflicts Caused by Hydrological Variability

The project identified concrete legal mechanisms for dealing with exceptional hydrological variations as well as their benefits and limitations in the context of climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Hugo Tremblay, Université de Montréal
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2016
La gestion des conflits d’usage relatifs aux ressources en eau par le droit dans un contexte de variabilité hydrologique
Tremblay, H.
French
Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Rés-Alliance: a Community of Practice on Adaptation to Hydroclimatic Change

The project made municipalities and MRCs more aware of the impacts of certain land use planning and water management decisions. Each participating community has increased its autonomy in dealing with the impacts of the issues to which they are exposed.

Scientific manager(s) : Marc-André Demers et Antoine Verville, ROBVQ
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2020
RésAlliance, rapport de fin de projet
Schaldembrand, C.
French
Health
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Modeling of Future Water Temperature Scenarios in Coastal Environments and Implications for Potential Infection by Vibrio Parahaemolyticus and Vibrio Vulnificus

The projections from the project serve to identify plausible risks and protect human health and the shellfish industry in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Scientific manager(s) : André St-Hilaire, INRS-ÉTÉ
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2019
Modélisation de scénarios futurs de température de l'eau en milieu côtier et implications sur les infections potentielles par Vibrio Parahaemolyticus et Vibrio Vulnificus : application aux bancs coquilliers de l’estuaire et du Golfe du St-Laurent
St-Hilaire, A., INRS-ETE
French
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Selection and post-processing of climate model outputs to build an ensemble of standard climate scenarios

The methodology was developed iteratively with user feedback for a range applications, ensuring the relevance of the climate scenarios for adaptation stakeholders.

Scientific manager(s) : Blaise Gauvin St-Denis, Travis Logan, Ouranos
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2016
An Objective Approach to Select Climate Scenarios when Projecting Species Distribution under Climate Change
Casajus, N., Périé, C., Logan, T., Lambert, M.C.,…
English
2015
Toward daily climate scenarios for Canadian Arctic coastal zones with more realistic temperature-precipitation interdependence
Gennaretti, F., Sangelantoni, L., Grenier, P.
English
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Test bed for a decision making protocol in the hydroelectric sector

Managers now have access to an interactive tool enabling them to better understand the issues and to integrate climate information in their decision-making process.

Scientific manager(s) : David Huard and René Roy, Ouranos
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2017
Un regard nouveau sur l'information climatique
French
English
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Probability of temporary local cooling

The published journal article is designed to enlighten researchers and decision-makers working in the areas of vulnerabilities, impacts and adaptation about the role of natural variability in climate evolution, which is preventing climate warming caused by human activities occuring gradually.

Scientific manager(s) : Patrick Grenier, Ramón de Elía, Diane Chaumont, Ouranos
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2015
Chances of Short-Term Cooling Estimated from a Selection of CMIP5-Based Climate Scenarios during 2006–35 over Canada
Grenier, P., de Elía R., Chaumont, D.
English
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Toward climate resilient infrastructure: standard guidance for weather and climate information

A complete state-of-play report on how climate change is included into infrastructure design in Canada.

Scientific manager(s) : Philippe Roy, Ouranos
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2017
Guide de normalisation pour les données météorologiques, l’information climatique et les prévisions relatives aux changements climatiques
Roy, P., Fournier, E., Huard, D.
French
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Development of a future bioclimate profile for Nunavik

The future portrait of 81 climate indicators for the territory of Nunavik will drive a variety of climate change impact and adaptation studies, including studies on the food security of Aboriginal populations and fauna/ecosystem modelling. The use of alternative data made it possible to produce finer subdivisions of northern bioclimate, which may serve as a baseline for ecologists.

Scientific manager(s) : Alain Mailhot, INRS-ETE; Diane Chaumont, Ouranos
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2017
Élaboration du portrait bioclimatique futur du Nunavik | Tome 1
Mailhot, A., Chaumont, D.
French
2017
Élaboration du portrait bioclimatique futur du Nunavik | Tome 2
Mailhot, A., Chaumont, D.
French
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
cQ2 – Climate change impacts on runoff (Q) in Québec

A notable outcome are the 2013 and 2015 editions of the Hydroclimatic Atlas of Central Québec by Direction de l’Expertise hydrique (MDDELCC) providing profound insight into the future modifications of the hydrology of Québec. This helped decision makers to understand these changes and develop and adapt strategies in order to respond to the new normal.

Scientific manager(s) : Marco Braun, Ouranos, Catherine Guay, Hydro-Québec, Simon Ricard, MDDELCC, Marco Latraverse, RTA, Gregory Seiller, ULaval
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2015
Atlas Hydroclimatique 2013 et 2015
MELCC
English
2014
A global portrait of hydrological changes at the 2050 horizon for the province of Québec
Guay, C. Minville, M., Braun, M.
English
Tourism
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Economic analysis of climate change adaptation measures applied to the alpine skiing industry in Québec

The profitability of the sector and regional economic activity related to ski stations depend on the industry's response to climate change challenges. Ski stations are at the heart of a tightly knit economic ecosystem. These challenges represent an opportunity for them to explore new business models.

Scientific manager(s) : Stéphanie Bleau, Ouranos
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2019
Analyse économique des mesures d’adaptation aux changements climatiques appliquée au secteur du ski alpin au Québec.
Da Silva, L., Desrochers, F.-A., Pineault, K.,…
French
Forest Resources
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Adapting Forests to Climate Change: Evaluating Forest Responses and Mitigation Scenarios to Multiple Stresses

Chronic multiple repeat events of low amplitude may cause more long-term losses than punctual severe disturbances yet are easier to ignore.  Forest industry and governments must prepare for the combined effects of long term effects.  

Scientific manager(s) : Daniel Kneesaw, UQAM
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2021
Sequential droughts: the silent trigger of boreal forest mortality
Sánchez-Pinillos, M., D’Orangeville, L.,…
English
2018
Boreal tree growth exhibits decadal-scale ecological memory to drought and insect defoliation, but no negative response to their interaction
Itter, M., D’Orangeville, L., Dawson, A.,…
English
2021
Smartforests Canada: A Network of Monitoring Plots for Forest Management Under Environmental Change
Pappas, C., Bélanger, N., Bergeron, Y., Blarquez,…
English
Forest Resources
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
The Integration of Climate Change and the Development of Adaptive Capacity into the Determination of Allowable Cuts in Quebec Forests

The approach developed provides decision-makers with a decision-making aid process that summarizes the results of the model. 

Scientific manager(s) : Jean Girard, Bureau du forestier en chef
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2020
Intégration des changements climatiques et développement de la capacité d’adaptation dans la détermination des niveaux de récolte au Québec
Girard, J., Forest, B., Pelletier, D., Saucier, F…
French
Forest Resources
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Capacity for post-fire and post-harvesting regeneration, rehabilitation and growth of juvenile/immature stands in the boreal forest

The results will enable forest managers to assess the extent to which forestry can be developed in these northern areas and using which practices, taking into account natural disturbances influenced by climate change. In addition, better anticipation of the consequences of climate change will improve the ability to manage the forest in such a way as to maintain productive stands and thereby achieve sustainable forest management.

Scientific manager(s) : Yves Bergeron, UQAM-UQAT
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2017
Projections of future forest age class structure under the influence of fire and harvesting: implications for forest management in the boreal forest of eastern Canada
Bergeron, Y., Pillai Vijayakumar, D.B.I.,…
English
2019
Analyzing risk of regeneration failure in the managed boreal forest of northwestern Quebec Canadian
Splawinski, T.B., Cyr, D., Gauthier, S., Jetté, J…
English
2017
Key ecosystem attributes and productivity of boreal stands 20 years after the onset of silviculture scenarios of increasing intensity
Urli, M., Thiffault, N., Barrette, M., and L…
English
2017
Fire disturbance data improves the accuracy of remotely sensed estimates of aboveground biomass for boreal forests in eastern Canad
Pillai Vijayakum, D.B.I., Raulier, F., Bernier, P…
English
2016
Fires of the last millennium led to landscapes dominated by early successional species in Québec’s Clay
Asselin, M., Grondin, P., Lavoie, M., and B…
English
Forest Resources
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Forêt s’adapter : Development of silviculture that fosters the adaptation of the upper St. Lawrence River Valley forests to global changes

The project will increase awareness among local forest managers, advisors and owners of current and future global changes and the management of uncertainty in the planning of their forested land.

Scientific manager(s) : Frederik Doyon, UQO
Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Water Balance of the Saint-Charles and Montmorency Rivers in the Context of Climate Change

The main results of this project will be presented to the elected officials and population of the Québec City region to raise awareness about the issue of drinking water availability in a changing climate.

Scientific manager(s) : Gabriel Rondeau-Genesse, Ouranos; René Roy, Ouranos; François Morneau, Ouranos/CMQ; Richard Turcotte, Ouranos/MELCC
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2016
Bilan hydrologique des rivières Saint-Charles et Montmorency dans un contexte de changements climatiques.
Ouranos
French
Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Economic Study of Cimate Change Impacts and Adaptation on the St. Lawrence River

This project produced results that can be used by actors in each sector, as well as by economic, regional, national and international development stakeholders, to inform adaptation efforts.

Scientific manager(s) : Ouranos
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2016
Regional economic study on the potential impacts of climate-change-induced low water levels on the Saint-Laurent river and adaptation options
Larrivée, C., Desjarlais, C., Roy, R. Audet, N.
English
2016
La valeur économique de la pêche blanche et des services écosystémiques au lac Saint-Pierre : analyse coûts-avantages des stratégies d’adaptation aux changements climatiques
He, J., Poder, T., Dupras, J. et Enomana, H. J.
French
2015
Mesure de l’impact économique des bas niveaux d’eau sur les valeurs foncières le long du fleuve Saint-Laurent
Özdilek, Ü. et Revéret, J-P.
French
2015
Étude économique régionale des impacts et de l’adaptation liés aux changements climatiques sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent: le transport maritime
Comtois, C., Slack. B. (
French
2016
L’impact économique des changements climatiques sur la production hydroélectrique du Saint-Laurent
Desjarlais, C. et Da Silva, L.
French
2015
Étude économique régionale des impacts et de l’adaptation liés aux changements climatiques sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent : volet eaux municipales
Chan, C.F., Coppens, C., Boisjoly, L., et…
French
2016
Étude économique régionale des impacts et de l’adaptation liés aux changements climatiques sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent : Description des scénarios climatiques
: Huard, D.
French
Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Economic Analysis of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation of the Water Supply Systems of the CMQ

The results will help guide a sustainable approach to water management that takes into account the effects of climate change. It will also provide water supply managers in participating municipalities with tools for assessing vulnerabilities related to climate change, whether these are due to changes to their surface water withdrawal capacity or to changes in water needs during certain critical periods.

Scientific manager(s) : Laurent Da Silva, Ouranos
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2020
Vulnérabilité des sources d’approvisionnement en eau potable du territoire de la CMQ face aux changements climatiques
Laurent Da Silva, Ouranos; Katherine Pineault,…
French
Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project in progress
The Salinity of the St. Lawrence River Under Scrutiny: For a Better Understanding of the Anticipated Impacts of its Variability on the Drinking Water Supply of the CMQ

The project will provide a better understanding of current and future spatial and temporal variability of salinity in the transition zone to help guide stakeholders in making sound decisions.

Scientific manager(s) : Charles-Éric Bernier, CMQ
Water Management
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Québec-Mexico Complementarity and Diversity Concerning Water Management in the Context of Climate Change

The exchanges and comparisons between Québec and Mexico will make it possible to conduct a comparative analysis in order to enrich the practices and tools for integrated water management adaptation available to Québec users.

Scientific manager(s) : Annie Poulin, ETS
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2022
Complémentarité et diversité Québec-Mexique en matière de gestion de l’eau dans le contexte des changements climatiques : impacts sur les régimes hydriques et prise de décision en adaptation
Poulin, A., Glaus, M.
French
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