Sami Bouarfa studies all aspects of water with the G-eau water management research team: drinking water, water used in industry, nuclear power stations, agriculture, etc. The vital question is how can we use water as sparingly as possible?
María Helena Ramos is a hydrologist and part of a team in charge of developing forecasting tools for flood prediction services in France. Extreme phenomena like floods or droughts are not uncommon, and a rapid and effective response is essential.
The citizen science app EpiCollect5 is a free mobile app developed as part of the WaSAf project. Initiated in February 2016, the WaSAf project on protecting surface water sources in Africa aims to set up methods to evaluate and monitor water quality in three African lakes which supply three major cities (Abidjan, Dakar and Kampala), and to prepare the initial measures required to enable the sustainable management of these ecosystems, their preservation and/or their restoration.
River flow depends on rainfall and temperature, parameters which are already affected by climate change. To anticipate the changes to come, Charles Perrin and his team create models of catchments and predict the evolution of river flow.