Hydroinformatics and Water Management
RESEARCH AREAS AND INTERESTS:
- Water resources planning and management: decision support tools.
- Hydropower systems: modelling and control.
- Physical and mathematical modelling of hydraulic systems.
- Real-time flood forecasting and reservoir management.
- Application of intelligent systems and knowledge engineering to hydraulic problems.
- Risk and safety analysis of hydraulic structures.
- Climate change impacts and adaptation to agriculture and water resources.
The multidisciplinary Research Group on Hydroinformatics and Water Management includes members of the Departments of Civil Engineering: Hydraulic and Energy Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Agricultural Economics. Group members carry out computer-assisted and laboratory research in different water management fields: Developing computer applications for real-time decision support in water management, Risk Analysis, and dam safety, Physical modelling of hydraulic structures, Transients, control and stability of hydraulic systems, Economic and social implications of water management, Hydrological extremes, and climate change, etc.
Research activities are carried out through public funding (Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Science and Technology, TRAGSA, Patrimonio Nacional, etc.) and private financing (companies such as INDRA, FCC, CANAL DE ISABEL II, Gas Natural Fenosa, Endesa, AQUAGEST, HIDRALIA ENERGÍA, Infraeco. The Group also takes part in several projects funded by the European Commission such as CIRCE: Climate change and impact research, INTERACTIVEX (Human-computer interaction models for interactive exploration of behavior datasets), SWAP (Mediterranean dialogue on framing sustainability in water policy evaluation), WASSERMed (Water availability and security in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean).
Ana Iglesias (Responsible Researcher at CEIGRAM)