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Postdoctoral Research Scholar Water Security Research Group
Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program
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Luca Guillaumot is a research scholar with the IIASA Water program (WAT). He is participating in the development of the large-scale hydrological ''Community Water Model'' (CWaTM) as well as its calibration from regional to global scale in order to forecast water resources. In this framework, Dr Guillaumot is strongly involved in the representation of groundwater systems and their interactions with the surface.
Having obtained a PhD in 2018, from Universite de Rennes (France), his main topic of interest was groundwater modeling from kilometer to continental scale. A focus was done on groundwater-surface interactions as groundwater behavior constitutes an important unknown of the hydrological cycle. Next, he continued to work at Universite de Rennes as Postdoctoral fellow (2019) on nitrates modeling in Brittany (French West Coast) as part of the government plan against green algae. A key point of this project is that groundwater response is complex. Consequently, streams waters are a mixing of young and old water that is difficult to fully capture. The final objective is to forecast river nitrate concentrations under different eco-agricultural scenarios at long-term.
More generally, he is interested in how measured data can inform us about hydrological processes, in particular the informative capacity of different data sets for physically based hydrological models. Indeed, different kinds of observed data can inform hydrological models and can be used for parameterization: water levels in boreholes, water quality, streamflow, surface deformation and satellite data for example.
Last update: 30 MAR 2020
Burek, P. , Smilovic, M. , Guillaumot, L. , de Bruijn, J. , Greve, P., Satoh, Y., Islaam, A., Virgen-Urcelay, A., et al. (2020). Community Water Model CWatM Manual. IIASA Report. Laxenburg, Austria: IIASA
Burek, P. , Satoh, Y., Kahil, T. , Tang, T. , Greve, P., Smilovic, M. , Guillaumot, L. , Zhao, F., et al. (2020). Development of the Community Water Model (CWatM v1.04) – a high-resolution hydrological model for global and regional assessment of integrated water resources management. Geoscientific Model Development 13 (7), 3267-3298. 10.5194/gmd-13-3267-2020.
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