Research Lines

FLOOD ANALYSIS

Techniques for incorporating historical data and palaeofloods. Regional analysis of rainfall and flow. Multivariate statistical models. Non-stationary modelling. IDF curves estimate with scalability and time dependence. Statistical modelling of extremes. Probable Maximum Precipitation and Flood (PMP and PMF). Floods in small watersheds. Forecasting systems in real time.

EVALUATION OF WATER RESOURCES

Distributed hydrologic modelling. Continuous simulation hydrological models. Spatial variability in precipitation and temperature. Multi-scale water balances. Distributed recharge. Effects of climate change on water resources. Effects of changes in land use and/or vegetation on water resources. Evapotranspiration modelling. Hydrology of arid climates. Environmental flows.

ECOHYDROLOGY

Catchment vegetation modelling. Geohydrological relations. Biocenosis water relations. Soil water regimes and vegetation. Hydrologic and hydraulic modelling. Water quality and its modelling. Riparian vegetation modelling. Environmental flow regimes. Anthropic effects on river and riparian ecosystems.

STOCHASTIC HYDROLOGIC MODELLING

Generation of ARMA and nonlinear rainfall and flow contribution synthetic series. Intermittent series modelling. Contributions and flood prediction by ARMAX models. Hydrograph simulation and prediction using neural networks. Data fill out. Drought analysis and prediction. Models sensitivity analysis. Uncertainty estimation.

HYDRAULIC MODELING AND FLOODING

Generation of hazard maps and flood risk through GIS techniques. Design of defense actions. Overflow 2D numerical modelling. Automatic control of channels. Collectors networks information management. Hydraulic Modeling of collectors networks. Damage analysis and assessment of vulnerability under flood events. Optimal strategies for lamination and safeguards establishment in reservoirs. Dam break.

DISTRIBUTED HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING ENVIRONMENTAL

Biogeochemical cycles of nutrients in soil and freshwater. Diffuse pollution. Simulation of nutrients production and transportation in streams and hillslopes. Conceptual models to describe the dynamics of inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus at the basin scale. Erosion and sedimentation. Slope stability. Effects of reservoirs. Water balances and multiscale quality. Interaction with plant ecosystems. Assimilation of radar and satellite data. Forecasting systems in real time.