PROJECTS

 

WORLD MIGRATION FORECASTING

2018, France

Development of a predictive model of migration fluxes, based on indicators produced or collected by the World Bank.

  • Task: Data wrangling, data analysis, model identification and analysis of results. 

  • User: Pacte Lab, Grenoble

ADAPTIVE IJSSELMEER

2018, The Netherlands

Model-Based Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways for the flood protection of the  Ijsselmeer area, the Netherlands.

  • Task: integrated physical-stochastic modelling of the system, exploratory analysis of system robustness to climate change, selection of signposts and triggers by scenario discovery.

  • User: Delta-Commissie.

ADAPTIVE AFSLUITDIJK

2018, The Netherlands

Model-Based Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways for the renovated Aflsuitdijk storm surge barrier for coastal flood protection in the Netherlands.

  • Task: modelling of renovated Aflsuitdijk system, exploratory analysis of system robustness to climate change, design and application of innovative graphical instruments supporting a timely adaptation to climate change.

  • User: Delta-Commissie.

RESILIENT NIGER

2017, Niger

Model-Based Adaptive policy for flood protection of Niamey, Niger, on the Niger River.

  • Task: Definition of model-based procedure for the selection of effective signposts. Application of the procedure to detect change in flood risk at Niamey.

  • User: City of Niamey.

VALUE OF INFORMATION WHITE CART

2017, Scotland

Balancing costs and benefits in selecting new information: efficient monitoring using deterministic hydro-economic models 

  • Tasks: Development of the methodology, application to the test case, and analysis of results. 

  • User: White Cart river management authority

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TOP-FLEX SENEGAL

2017, West Africa

Rainfall-runoff model of the upper Senegal river catchment. Identification and calibration of a Top-Flex hydrological model using remote sensing data.

  • Task: project supervision.

  • User: OMWS.

OPTIMIST

2016

Python library for Water System Optimal Operation and Analysis using SDDP.

  • Task: design of the library architecture, code development, testing and application.​

  • User: IRSTEA.

INTEGRATED CBA SENEGAL

2016, West Africa

Cost-benefit analysis at the basin scale of Manantali and Diama dams, Senegal river.

  • Task: Modelling of the integrated river system. Optimization of reservoir operation. Analysis of robustness to climate change.

  • User: OMWS.

INTEGRATED SEINE RIVER

2015, France

Integrated reservoir operation on the Upper Seine-Aube River by use of the SDDP optimization method. 

  • Task: project supervision.

  • User: Seine Grands Lacs.

ANTICIPATORY SEINE RIVER

2015, France

In the context of the Climaware project: optimal, centralized and anticipatory operation of the system of reservoirs in the Seine River by use of the TB-MPC control method.

  • Task: Project supervision.

  • User: Seine Grands Lacs.

OPTIMAL MANANTALI

2014, Mali

Design of operational rules for the Manantali reservoir, Senegal River, based on SDDP, lead to Improvement on both hydropower and flood support objectives.

  • Task: modeling of the reservoir and operational indicator, development of the SDDP code, optimization, analysis of results, reporting.

  • User: OMWS.

STREAMFLOW MODEL

2014, West Africa

Development of an innovative streamflow time-series model to be used in SDDP reservoir optimization.

  • Task: model structure identification, model calibration and testing on inflow to Manantali reservoir, Senegal.

  • User: OMWS.

SHORT-LONG MANANTALI

2013, Mali

Combined short-term and long term reservoir operation by development and application of Infinite Horizon MPC to Manantali reservoir, Senegal river.

  • Task: development of the methodology, modeling of the system, testing of the methodology.

  • User: OMWS.

SALTO GRANDE ENSEMBLE FORECASTS

2012, Uruguay

Development of an innovative methodology that integrates weather and hydrological ensemble forecast information for the optimal operation of water systems.

  • Task: methodological development, hydrological modeling of the Salto Grande catchment, MPC problem setting, application to the Salto Grande reservoir (Uruguay), simulation, analysis of results.

  • User: Deltares.

OPTIMAL DELFLAND

2010, The Netherlands

Application of Tree Based MPC for the optimal operation of the polder-boezem canal system of the Delfland polder, in the Netherlands.

  • Task: system modeling, MPC setting, simulation, analysis of results.

  • Users: Deltares / Delfland waterschap.

DATA DRIVEN FLOOD FORECASTING MAGGIORE

2010, Italy / Switzerland

Data-driven rainfall-runoff model for the inflow of Maggiore Lake, Italy.

  • Task: data wranggling, model identification, calibration and testing.

  • Users: Politecnico di Milano / Consorzio del Ticino.

HETEROSCHEDASTIC MAGGIORE

2010, Italy / Switzerland

Design of an innovative method for the estimation of the predictive uncertainty for the inflow of Maggiore Lake, Italy, and the Rhone River, at Gletsch.

  • Task: methodological development, model calibration and testing on both system, analysis of results.

  • User: Politection di Milano / Consorzio del Ticino.

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