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 Samuel Fournet

 

Samuel Fournet

fournet@pik-potsdam.de

 

Phd Student in Geoecology and Agronomy

M. Sc. –Eng. Hydroinformatics and Water management

Bsc. Urban planning and environment,  geography

Ba. History

Researcher

Potsdam Institute for Climate

Impact Research, PIK Research Domain II, Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities

Telegrafenberg A62, Room 2.09

14473 Potsdam GERMANY

Phone: 0(049) 331 288 2496

 Project involvement

DEWFORA

Fp7 cooperation project

Link to website Dewfora

Improved Drought Early Warning and FORecasting to preparedness and adaptation to droughts in Africa

Case study leadership: Niger river

WP 3.2 “Impacts of CC on drought vulnerability and risk” WP 4.3 “Agricultural drought forecast at local scale”.

AFROMAISON

Fp7 cooperation project

Link to website Afromaison

Africa at meso-scale: Adaptive and integrated tools and strategies on natural resources management

WP6 leadership: Global change, vulnerability and scenario design

Contribute to WP 3 “Tools for restoration and adaptation”, WP 4 “Payment for ecosystem services”, WP 5 “Tools for resource use planning”, WP 7 ”Toolbox or INRM”.

WETWIN

Fp7 cooperation project

Link to website Wetwin

Enhancing the role of wetlands in integrated water resources management for twinned river basins in EU, Africa and South America in support of EU Water Initiatives

Focus on Nabajjuzi (Masaka) and Namatala (Mbale) wetland case studies, Uganda

WP5 leadership: Vulnerability assessment and scenario design

 

 Research Interest

Eco-hydrological modelling development, Niger river basin, West Africa

Hydrological forecast and drought early warning system settings

Water transfer module to represent irrigation systems

Experimental seamless hydrologic prediction system

Integrated river basin planning system under climate change, Upper Niger basin, West Africa

Impact of irrigation and reservoir management under climate change

Multi-criteria decision support tools for master plan

Wetland management, Inner Niger Delta, Mali

Floodplain ecosystem services

Water economic trade-offs assessment

 

 

 Academic experiences

Since 2011

Binational dual degree              

 

UMR G-eau, Montpellier Supagro, France

Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, Potsdam Universität, Germany

Phd –nat. study in Geoecology and Agronomy

Thesis: [in preparation] Unified hydrological forecasting and river basin planning system in the Upper Niger From drought early warnings to trade-offs assessment for prospective water -uses under climate change

2008-2010

E-Mundus joint European engineering degree

BTU Cottbus, Germany                       Semester ¾ Newcastle University, England            Semester 2

Polytech’ Sophia, France                      Semester 1

Master of Science Euroaquae Hydroinformatics and Water Management summa cum laude

Thesis: Modeling of eco-hydrological processes and climate change impacts in a tropical wetland catchment

2007-2008

4th year double major degree

University of Nice, geography studies, France

Master 1 Pro Hydroprotech magna cum laude

Hydro-technological and environmental project management

Master 1 Pro Gath cum laude

Management and planning of tourist and hotel facilities

2002-2007

Conjoint degree

University classic, Lisbon, Portugal             Year3

University Paris XII, France                         Year2

University Clermont-Ferrand II, France     Year1

Professional Bachelor Urban Planning – Environment in Geography magna cum laude

Bachelor of arts and human sciences in History

 Teaching

“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, 90 min.

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

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

“Data processes in HydroEngineering”, M.Sc Euroaquae, BTU Cottbus, Germany, 2010, 90 min.

“Advanced French for non-native speakers”, M.Sc Euroaquae, Polytech’Nice-Sophia, France, 2008, 8x60 min.

 Publication

Aich, V., Liersch S., Vetter T., Huang S., Tecklenburg J., Hoffmann P., Koch H., Fournet S., Krysanova V., Müller E. N. and Hattermann F. F., Comparing impacts of climate change on streamflow in four large African river basins, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, under review

Liersch S., Cools J., Kone B., Koch H., Diallo M., Reinhardt J., Fournet S., Aich V., Hattermann F. F., Vulnerability of rice production in the Inner Niger Delta to water resources management under climate variability and change, Environmental Science & Policy, 2012

 Conference

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, 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 threats, 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 to hydrological 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

 

Volunteer Organisation Team: SWAT conference Toulouse, France, 2013 ; 6th Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society, Singapore, 2009; 1st World Water City Forum, Incheon, Sth Korea, 2009

 Scholarship award

2012-13         OFAJ/RechercheDoc

2009-10         Polytech´11     OFAJ practical internship       OFAJ/EurocentresBerlin

2008-09         Horizon 06      Erasmus Mundus Action 3     E-Mundus Mobility

2006-07         Erasmus Mobility        EILC/University of Minho

 International contest of web collaborative engineering

2010   HYDROEUROPE       CATCHMENT/FLOOD MODELING, VAR RIVER with ISIS/MIKE SHE [Best Presentation Award], France

2009   HYDROASIA           URBAN STORMWATER MODELING, INCHEON with SWMM/MIKE11, South Korea

 

 

 Professional experience

Potsdam Institute for Climate

Impact Research, Germany

Research Engineer

Phd placement

Since Feb.11

Involved in fp7 projects Dewfora, Afromaison, Impact2c

Hydrological forecast and early warning system, Niger river basin, West-Africa

Impact of irrigation and reservoir management under climate change, Upper Niger Basin, W-Africa

Drought risk and regional food security vulnerability assessments, Inner Niger Delta, Mali

Potsdam Institute for Climate

Impact Research, Germany

Research Associate

M. Sc. placement

Mar. to Dec.10

Wetland eco-hydrological modeling and ecosystem services assessment, Nabajuzzi, Uganda

Sustainability of urban water supply under climate change, Masaka, Uganda

Tropical Marine Science

Institute, Singapore

Scientific assistant

M. Sc. placement

Jun.09 to Aug.09

Support to downscale Global Climate Models, South-East Asia

Participation in field monitoring of coastal sand transport, Singapore

Egis Eau, France

(Montpellier)/Algeria (Batna)

Junior Engineer

M. Sc. placement

Jun.08 to Aug.08

Water supply project management, project director assistant, Montpellier, France

Technical control and endorsement: visa edition, approval of execution plan conformity

Accounting/Marketing: financial synthesis, contract’s amendment, promotion of project

Consultancy in the building of water supply plant, chief engineer assistant, Batna, Algeria

Final Monograph for the construction of treatment and pump stations with a waterpipe´s transfer of 120km

Engineering solutions to secure the path of a waterpipe from flash flood damages through wadi

BCEOM, France (Montpellier)/Rwanda (Kigali)

Project manager deputy

M. Sc. placement

Jan.08 to May08

Project PAIGELAC: integrated planning and management of the 17 interiors lakes of Rwanda

GIS coordinator (with the collaboration of GisCentre, Butare, Rwanda):

Bathymetric and landcover cartography based on monitored echo sounder and remote sensing

Soil Erosion sensitivity mapping applying USLE equation

Main contributor of final reports in hydrology, land use planning, rural engineering:

Hydrological resources: strategy and orientation for a sustainable management

Lake catchment Master plan: definition and application of priority projects 

Data base manager, Team supervisor, Logistician:

Campaign of bathymetry, Assistance to lead experimental fishing for biostatistics

Coordination of socioeconomic and local authorities surveys

 

 

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