Msc. –eng. Bsc. Ba. Samuel Fournet

Junior scientist
Fournet

Samuel Fournet is a french junior scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

He is a ecohydrologist engineer managing african case studies in the "Hydroclimatic risks" working group at the research department Climate resilience.

He aims at better integrating, in regional river basin planning, the problematics of socio-ecological tipping points towards climate change.

From fundamental mesoscale modeling research to applied cooperation with local communities, he modestly aspires to cultivate and to reverberate a rational "touche à tout" curiosity.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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samuel.fournet@pik-potsdam.de[at]pik-potsdam.de
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Joint Erasmus+ engineering degree
> Master of Science (Msc. -Eng.) EUROAQUAE Hydroinformatics and Water Management
o Semester 1: Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
o Semester 2: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
o Semester 3: Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg (BTU), Germany
o Semester 4: Polytech Nice Sophia, France

4th year double major degree
> Maîtrise of Science "Hydrotechnological and Environmental Project Management" +
> Maîtrise of Geography "Tourism & Hotel management and planning"
o University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Dual degrees
> Bachelor of Geography Major Urban dynamics and regional planning +
> Bachelor of History
o Year 1: Blaise Pascal University, France
o Year 2: University of Paris-Est, France
o Year 3: University of Lisbon, Portugal

• Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation & Scenario Design towards climate change using hydrological models

• Socio-ecological trade-offs in river basin planning between the energy (hydropower management), the agricultural (irrigation transfer) and the environmental sectors (protected area, wetland conservation)

• Cooperation and scientific co-vulgarization for stakeholder platforms from regional basin agencies to local communities in Africa

• Small scale applied community project management integrating bird and biodiversity monitoring

• Haque M.M., Seidou O., Mohammadian A., Djibo A.G., Liersch S., Fournet S., Karam S., Perera E.D.P., Kleynhans, M., 2019. Improving the Accuracy of Hydrodynamic Simulations in Data Scarce Environments Using Bayesian Model Averaging: A Case Study of the Inner Niger Delta, Mali, West Africa. Water 2019, 11, 1766.

• Liersch S., Fournet S., Koch H., Djibo A.G., Reinhardt J., Kortlandt J., Van Weert F., Seidou O., Klop E., Baker C. and F.F. Hattermann. 2019. Water resources planning in the Upper Niger River basin: Are there gaps between water demand and supply? Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 21: 176-194.

• Reinhardt, J., S. Liersch, M. A. Abdeladhim, M. Diallo, C. Dickens, S. Fournet, F. F. Hattermann, C. Kabaseke, M. Muhumuza, M. L. Mul, T. Pilz, I. M. Otto, and A. Walz. 2018. Systematic evaluation of scenario assessments supporting sustainable integrated natural resources management: evidence from four case studies in Africa. Ecology and Society 23(1):5. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09728-230105.

• Aich V., Liersch S., Vetter T., Fournet S., Andersson J.C., Calmanti S., van Weert F.H., Hattermann F.F., Paton E.N., 2016. Flood projections within the Niger River Basin under future land use and climate change, Sci Total Environ., 666-677, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.021.

• Aich V., Liersch S., Vetter T., Huang S., Tecklenburg, J., Hoffmann P., Koch, H., Fournet S., Krysanova V., Müller E. N., and F. F. Hattermann, 2014. Comparing impacts of climate change on streamflow in four large African river basins, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1305-1321, doi:10.5194/hess-18-1305-2014.

• Liersch S., Cools J., Kone B., Koch H., Diallo M., Reinhardt J., Fournet S., Aich V. and F. F. Hattermann, 2012. Vulnerability of rice production in the Inner Niger Delta to water resources management under climate variability and change. Environmental Science & Policy, 34, 18-33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2012.10.014.

• Liersch S., Koch H., Aich V., Reinhardt J., Fournet S. and F.F. Hattermann, 2012. Constraints of future freshwater resources in the Upper Niger Basin – Has the human-environmental system of the Inner Niger Delta a chance to survive? In: Seppelt, R. Voinov, A.A. and D. Bankamp (Eds.), 2012: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software. Managing Resources of a Limited Planet, Sixth Biennial Meeting, Leipzig, Germany.

• CIREG, Climate Information for Integrated Renewable Electricity Generation in West Africa
Coordinator: Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung, Deutschland
Contractor: Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung, Deutschland
Support programme:
Project period: 02.2018 - 01.2021
Contract period: 06.2020 - 01.2021
PIK-Projectreferee: Stefan Liersch
Work tasks:
o Support for the coordination of the consortium partnership
o New hydrological model setup for the entire Niger river basin


• Wetlands, Adapt to climate change in the Upper Niger Basin and the Inner Niger Delta
Coordinator: Wetlands International Mali
Contractor: Wetlands International Mali
Support programme: BAM-GIRE Kooperationsprogramm, Internationale Zusammenarbeit der niederländischen Regierung
Project period: 01.2016 - 03.2020
Contract period: 04.2016 - 02.2017 / 04.2017 - 12.2017 / 04.2018 - 03.2019 / 04.2020 / 06.2020
PIK-Projectreferee: Stefan Liersch
Work tasks:
o Evaluation of compensation measures downstream of new dams, Upper Niger Basin, West Africa
o Impact analyses of irrigation and reservoir planning under climate change, Upper Niger river basin


• Caractérisation des impacts du changement climatique dans le Bassin du Fleuve Sénégal
Coordinator: A&W Altenburg & Wymenga, Niederlande
Contractor: A&W Altenburg & Wymenga, Niederlande
Support programme: Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Sénégal, Senegal
Project period: 2018 - 2019
Contract period: 05.2018
PIK-Projectreferee: Stefan Liersch
Work tasks:
o Atlas of Climate Change in Africa and the Senegal River Basin
o State of the art scientific assessment of climate change in the Senegal River Basin


• A generic Agent Based Model framework for complex ecosystem service analyses in WLE focal regions
Coordinator: International Food Policy Research Institute
Contractor: UMR Gestion de l’Eau, Acteurs, Usages, Frankreich
Support programme: CGIAR Research program Water, Land and Ecosystem
Project period: 01.2015 – 12.2016
Contract period: 07.2015 – 12.2015
Website: https://wle.cgiar.org/project/generic-abm-framework-complex-ecosystem-service-analyses-wle-focal-regions
PIK-Projectreferee: Fred Hattermann
Work tasks:
o Review report (projects, ecosystem modelling, stakeholders) and data processing, Niger river basin


• Impact2c Quantifying projected impacts under 2 grad C warming
Coordinator: Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht / Climate Service Center Germany, Deutschland
Contractor: FP7 Konsortium
Support programme: European Union's Research and Innovation funding programme FP7 (2007-2013)
Project period: 10.2011 - 09.2015
Contract period: 06.2014 – 06.2015
Website: https://impact2c.hzg.de/index.php.en
PIK-Projectreferee: Fred Hattermann
Work tasks:
o Support for the setiing of river infrastructures and the calibration/validation of the hydrological model SWIM for the Niger river basin


• Afromaison, Africa at meso-scale: Adaptive and integrated tools and strategies on natural resources management
Coordinator: Antea, Belgien
Contractor: FP7 Konsortium
Support programme: European Union's Research and Innovation funding programme FP7 (2007-2013)
Project period: 03.2011 – 05.2014
Contract period: 01.2014 – 05.2014
Website: http://www.afromaison.net/
PIK-Projectreferee: Fred Hattermann
Work tasks:
o Active in the systematic evaluation of scenario assessments (especially the climate change component) in support of sustainable integrated management of natural resources: results from four case studies in Africa


• Dewfora, Improved Drought Early Warning and FORecasting to strengthen preparedness and adaptation to droughts in Africa
Coordinator: DELTARES, Niederlande
Contractor: FP7 Konsortium
Support programme: European Union's Research and Innovation funding programme FP7 (2007-2013)
Project period: 01.2011 – 01.2014
Contract period: 01.2011 – 12.2013 [mit 6 Monate Elternzeit]
Website: https://publicwiki.deltares.nl/display/DEWFORA/DEWFORA+-+FP7+project
PIK-Projectreferee: Fred Hattermann
Work tasks:
o Development of the hydrological forecasting and early warning system, Niger River basin
o Mapping of regional drought risk and vulnerability to food security, Niger Inner Delta, Mali


• WETwin, Enhancing the Role of Wetlands in Integrated Water Resources Management for Twinned River Basins in the EU, Africa and South-America in Support of EU Water Initiatives
Coordinator: Vituki, Environmental Protection and Water Management Research Institute, Hungary
Contractor: FP7 Konsortium
Support programme: European Union's Research and Innovation funding programme FP7 (2007-2013)
Project period: 11.2008 – 10.2011
Contract period: 03.2010 – 12.2010
Website: http://www.wetwin.eu/
PIK-Projectreferee: Fred Hattermann
Work tasks:
o Model analysis of the ecosystem services of a wetland, Nabajuzzi, Uganda
o Sustainability of drinking water supply under urban growth and climate change, Masaka, Uganda

• AfriBiRds monitoring and conservation workshops, Comoé National Park, Côte d’ Ivoire, 2018, 5 full days

• AfriBiRds monitoring and conservation workshops, Omo Biosphere reserve, Nigeria, 2018, 5 full days

• “Impact of climate change in Uganda“, KlimaKultur macht Schule, Evgl. Schule Berlin Zentrum, 2014, 90 min.

• “Einführung in die Gewässerhydraulik“, B.Sc. Geoecology, Potsdam Universität, Germany, 2013, 5x90 min.

• “Hydrologie Mittelseminar“, B.Sc. Geoecology, Potsdam Universität, Germany, 2013,7x90 min.

• “Dryland Hydrology“, M.Sc. Geoecology, Potsdam Universität, Germany, 2011, 1x90 min.

• “Pre-processing application of an ecohydrological model ”, Chinese-German Integrated Water Ressources Management Summerschool 2011 and 2012, Berlin, Germany and Urumqi, China 3 und 8 Stunden

• ”SWIM model preprocessing”, SWIM Workshop 2010, Potsdam Institute Climate Impact Research, 3 Stunden

• NABU, BLAPS, SOSF and NCF, African Biosphere Reserves as pilot sites for monitoring and conservation of migratory birds, Part I: Project overview, BfN project report, Part I: Project overview, Berlin, Germany 2019

• NABU, BLAPS, SOSF and NCF, African Biosphere Reserves as pilot sites for monitoring and conservation of migratory birds, Part II: Project partnership and networking, Berlin, Germany 2019

• NABU, BLAPS, SOSF and NCF, African Biosphere Reserves as pilot sites for monitoring and conservation of migratory birds, Part III: Review of bird monitoring system and scientific knowledge, Berlin, Germany 2019

• NABU, BLAPS, SOSF and NCF, African Biosphere Reserves as pilot sites for monitoring and conservation of migratory birds, Part IV: Survey of bird monitoring and conservation practices in African Biosphere reserves, Berlin, Germany 2019

• NABU, BLAPS, SOSF and NCF, African Biosphere Reserves as pilot sites for monitoring and conservation of migratory birds, Part V: AfriBiRds training workshops, Berlin, Germany 2019

• NABU, BLAPS, SOSF and NCF, African Biosphere Reserves as pilot sites for monitoring and conservation of migratory birds, Part VI: 1st monitoring campaign: lessons learnt and post–analysis results, Berlin, Germany 2019

• NABU, BLAPS, SOSF and NCF, African Biosphere Reserves as pilot sites for monitoring and conservation of migratory birds, Part VII: AfriBiRds toolbox, Berlin, Germany 2019

• NABU, BLAPS, SOSF and NCF, African Biosphere Reserves as pilot sites for monitoring and conservation of migratory birds, Part VIII: Awareness plan for maintaining and expanding the AfriBiRds initiatives, Berlin, Germany 2019

• Fournet Samuel, 2019. Exploring community pathways for sustainable development in the Bahi region integrating climate change and variability, Part III: Action plan factsheets, NABU/RLS-EA project report, Berlin/Dar-es-Salaam, Germany/Tanzania.

• Fournet Samuel, 2019. Exploring community pathways for sustainable development in the Bahi region integrating climate change and variability, Part II: Sustainable trade-offs for coping with water scarcity, NABU/RLS-EA project report, Berlin/Dar-es-Salaam, Germany/Tanzania.

• Fournet Samuel, 2019. Exploring community pathways for sustainable development in the Bahi region integrating climate change and variability, Part I: Atlas of climate change projections in Africa and in the Bahi-Manyoni river catchment, NABU/RLS-EA project report, Berlin/Dar-es-Salaam, Germany/Tanzania.

• Fournet S., Atlas of climate change projections in Africa and in the Senegal river catchment, Caractérisation des impacts du changement climatique dans le Bassin du Fleuve Sénégal, 62 p.

• Fournet S., State of the art on climate change assessment in the Senegal river catchement, Caractérisation des impacts du changement climatique dans le Bassin du Fleuve Sénégal, 50 p.

• Liersch S., Fournet S., Koch H., 2018, Assessment of Climate Change and Water Management Impacts on the Water Resources in the Upper Niger and Bani River basins version 2018, BAM-GIRE project: 98 p.

• Stefan L., Fournet S., Koch H., 2017, Assessment of Climate Change and Water Management Impacts on the Water Resources in the Upper Niger and Bani River basins version 2017, BAM-GIRE project: 98 p.

• Fournet S., van Weert F., Liersch S., et al., 2013. Implementation of improved methodologies in comparative case studies, Final report for the Niger River basin, DEWFORA fp7 project: Deliverable 6.2d, 110 p.

• Engelbrecht F., Fournet S., Aich V. et al., 2013, Hydrological climate scenarios for Africa and specific case study regions of the Nile and Niger river basin, DEWFORA fp7 project: Deliverable 3.5, 20 p.

• Maia R., Fournet S., Amin D. M., Nyabeze W., Imani Y. et al., 2013, Performance of the proposed improved drought forecasting methods applied to selected river basins, DEWFORA fp7 project: Deliverable 6.7, 46 p.

• Maia R. et al., 2013, Recommendation for enhancing drought preparedness at the local and regional scales, DEWFORA fp7 project: Deliverable 5.4, 70 p.

• Trambauer P., Fournet S., Maskey S., 2012. Skill of developed regional hydrological models to forecast hydrological drought, DEWFORA fp7 project: Deliverable 4.8, 107 p.

• Trambauer P., Fournet S., Amin D. M., Seibert M. et al., 2012. Downscaled and tailor made hydrological models for the Limpopo and Niger case study basins, DEWFORA fp7 project: Deliverable 4.7, 81 p.

• Fournet S., Kone B. et al., 2012, Implementation of improved methodologies: Inception report for the Niger River basin, DEWFORA fp7 project: Deliverable 6.1d, 82 p.

• ENEA, SMHI, PIK, 2014. Impact model simulations and report comparing the changes due to +2°C in global temperature, IMPACT2c fp7 project: Deliverable 12.1, 56 p.

• Liersch S., van Weert F., Diallo M. et al., 2014, Vulnerability Assessment Case Study: Inner Niger Delta, AFROMAISON fp7 project: Deliverable 6.1a, 69 p.

• Funk A., Winkler P., Hein T. et al., 2012. Report on Performance Indicators, Decision-Support Toolbox and Baseline Simulation Results, WETWIN fp7 project: Deliverable 7.1/7.3/7.4, 90 p.

• Johnston R., Coertjens D., Liersch S. et al., 2012. Evaluating management solutions for WETwin case studies, WETWIN fp7 project: Deliverable 8.1/5.2, 108 p

• Johnston R., Mahieu M. et al., 2012.Identifying management options and solutions for the WETwin case studies, WETWIN fp7 project: Deliverable 7.2/8.1, 49 p.

• Winkler P. et al., 2012. Water availability at Masaka/Nabajjuzi: a hydrological study including climate and demographic scenarios, WETWIN fp7 project: Deliverable 7.4, 14 p.

• Fournet S., AfriBiRds: Upscaling landbird monitoring in Africa,7th AEWA MOP, 2018, cape Town, South Africa

• Fournet S., Bird monitoring and conservation for African Biosphere Reserves”, CMS Standing Committee, 2018, Bonn, Germany

• Fournet S., Bird monitoring and conservation for African Biosphere Reserves”, AEWA Technical Committee, 2018, Bonn, Germany

• Fournet S., Upscalling Common Bird Monitoring in Africa”, BirdLife Global Partnership Meeting, 2018, Belgium

• Ngari A. & Fournet S., AfriBiRds involvement to the AEMLAP side event in the CMSCOP12, 2017, Philippines

• Onoja J. & Fournet S., the AfriBiRds project, On Bird Atlasing and Monitoring in Africa, APLORI workshop, 2017, Lagos, Nigeria

• Ngari A. & Fournet S., the AfriBiRds project”, 5th UNESCO AfriMAB General Assembly, 2017, Lagos, Nigeria

• Fournet S., NABU accompagnatrice des réserves de biosphère, 9th UNESCO Arab-MAB Network Meeting, 2017, Alger, Algeria

• Fournet S., The NABU supporting AfriMAB, BfN Workshop UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa, 2017, Bonn, Germany

• Fournet S., Liersch S., Aich V., Kone B., Vetter T., Koch H. and Hattermann F. F. Drought implications for the extension of irrigation schemes In the Upper Niger Basin integrating dam, irrigation efficiency and climate change scenarios. 4th Climate Change and Development Conference 2014, Marrakech, Morroco.

• Fournet S., Aich V., Liersch S., Dutra E., Kone B., Pappenberg F. and Hattermann F. F. Potential and constraints to improve early warning in the Upper Niger basin using the prediction of flood volume from monthly tseasonal weather forecast in a hydrological model. 4th Climate Change and Development Conference 2014, Marrakech, Morroco.

• Fournet S., Liersch S., Aich V., Kone B., Koch H., van Weert F.H.A and Hattermann F. F. Implications of built and planned hydraulic infrastructures on hydrological regime and livelihood in the Inner Niger delta under climate variability and change. 14th Waternet annual Symposium 2013, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

• Fournet S., Liersch S., Aich V., Kone B., Koch H., van Weert F.H.A and Hattermann F. F. Impacts of built and planned reservoirs and irrigation schemes in the Niger basin: chances, challenges and threat. Africa Climate Conference 2013, Arusha, Tanzania

• Fournet, S., Liersch, S., Aich, V., Koné, B., Hattermann, F. Experimental drought early warning system in the Niger River basin. SWAT Conference 2013, Toulouse, France

• Aich V., Liersch S., Huang S., Tecklenburg J., Vetter T., Koch H., Fournet S., Krysanova V., Hattermann F. F. Intercomparison of climate impacts on four large African river basins using a regional eco-hydrological model driven by five bias corrected/downscaled Earth System Models. SWAT Conference 2013, Toulouse, France

• Aich V., Liersch S., Huang S., Tecklenburg J., Vetter T., Koch H., Fournet S., Krysanova V., Hattermann F. F. Comparing climate impacts in four large African river basins using a regional eco-hydrological model driven by five bias-corrected Earth System Models. Impact World 2013, International Conference on Climate Change Effects, Potsdam, Germany

• Aich V., Fournet S., Conrad T., Liersch S. and F. F. Hattermann. Floods in the Upper Niger Basin – An increasing threat under global change?. European Geoscience Union 2013, Vienna, Austria

• Warszawski, L., Seibert, M., Fournet, S., Tecklenburg, J., Delgado. J., Droughts in the 21th century under climate change, European Geoscience Union 2013, Vienna, Austria

• Fournet S., Aich V., Liersch S., Vetter T., Hattermann F. From meteorological thydrological drought in the Upper Niger Basin. European Geoscience Union 2012, Vienna, Austria

• Fournet S., Kone B., Liersch S., Hattermann F. Preliminary investigations for the development of a water allocation module in SWIM, SWAT Conference 2011, Toledo, Spain