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Luca Guillaumot is a research scholar with the IIASA Water program (WAT), where he is participating in the improvement of groundwater representation inside the large scale hydrological Community Water Model (CWATM).
Having obtained a PhD in December 2018, from Université de Rennes, his main topic of interest is groundwater modeling. In general, he is interested in how measured data can inform us about hydrological processes. Groundwater plays an important role in surface water availability (baseflow and evapotranspiration) and constitutes the main resource for human needs. The difficulty in modeling and prediction is mainly due to the lack of data on the heterogeneous geological media and to the complex groundwater–surface water exchanges. In this context, 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.
During his PhD studies, he participated actively in the global "Pint of Science" festival, which brings scientists together to share their latest research discoveries with the public, over a drink in pubs, bars and cafes.
Last update: 04-APR-2019
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