Research led at the Institute on water management mainly refers to the study of water uses and governance issues. Our work focuses on various geographical areas (mountain tourist resorts in the Alps, towns of piedmont in Morocco, periurban areas in Switzerland) and various fields of water management (irrigation, drinking water management, flood protection). Social sciences approaches (institutional arrangements, studies on actors’ participation) are mobilized as well as modeling methods (modeling of water resources and uses at the catchment scale, field measurements). The whole research is guided by questions on the effects of climatic and anthropogenic changes on water resources future availability and dynamic in various contexts (Switzerland, mountainous regions, arid regions).
Hydrological modeling / modeling of water uses / Integrated water resources management / integrated catchment management / participatory processes / common-pool water resource management / hydrological hazards