Rhone River basin, Switzerland


The continuation of the MINERVE project which aims to set up a hydrological-hydraulic model of the Rhône River basin (5’524 km2) upstream of Lake Geneva and to perform real-time simulations. The MINERVE system currently provides flood predictions based on MeteoSwiss meteorological forecasts and, when necessary, proposes preventive emptying of reservoirs for flood management.

Nyamba B Hydroelectric project, Uganda


Hydrological modeling of an ungauged watershed for hydroelectricity production assessment. The calibration on adjacent gauged watershed with similar land use and transposition to the lower portion of the studied basin was made. The automated parameter optimization module was used to parameter calibration.

Seolmacheon catchment, South Korea


The objective of this research project is the creation of reliable long-term hydrological data through a hydrological model implementation in the Seolmacheon catchment, with an area of 8.48 km2. It takes into account usual processes of hydrological data analysis and treatment as well as operation of real-time data transmission system for providing an in-depth analysis of rainfall-runoff characteristics and discharge uncertainty on a small mountainous catchment. By: Dereje Berhanu, Hyeon Jun Kim, Cheol Hee Jang & Sanghyun Park.

Northern England regions


This study aims to investigate the improvements of precipitation estimation by merging radar and raingauge measurements across the Northern England regions. The merged rainfall products will be applied into different hydrological models to see any improvement in the runoff simulations for extreme events.

Mar State Park, São Paulo, Brazil


(2014-2015). This project aims to assess the water balance in the Serra do Mar State Park the watershed (São Paulo) using the hydrological model SOCONT. The altitude of the basin varies between 1050 and 1228 meters above sea level and the total watershed area is about 56.04 ha. The catchment water balance evaluation will allow to understand the key processes of the hydrologic cycle, especially under land use changes and climate changing conditions for tropical forest.

Chucchún River basin, Peru


This project aims to manage the water balance in the Carhuaz River basin. The first goal of the project is the hydrological modeling of the basin taking into account the snow and glacier melt to assess the water availability and its demand. The second goal is the simulation of future climate scenarios for optimizing the water uses.

Vallon de Réchy, Valais, Switzerland


Located between the Val d’Hérens and the Val d’Anniviers, the Vallon the Réchy is a study basin aiming to monitor water resources in high mountains valleys (STRADA project). The basin’s surface is 17 km2 and the mean elevation around 2’450 masl. Four different sub-basins as well as the river Rèche have been defined from the geomorphology characteristics of the basin and have been modelled in RS MINERVE. The goal is the calibration of the hydrological model with observed discharges in order to simulate the snow variation and the hydrogeological response of the basin. By: CREALP (Switzerland).

Brue River basin, England


Real-time updating procedures considerably improve the performance of rainfall-runoff models for short-term forecasting. Updating procedures such as error prediction or state variable based on Kalman filters are the most typical methods used in the literature. The aim of this project is to develop a rainfall-runoff forecasting model with updating procedure. The studied basin, the Brue catchment, is located on the SW England and has 135 km2. It is modelled with the IHACRES model as well as with RS MINERVE to compare the influence of the updating procedures on different hydrological models.

Mejerda River basin, Tunisia


The project studies an efficient multi-reservoir management for flood control in the Mejerda River basin (23’500 km2) in Tunisia and includes a flood forecasting system based on daily rainfall measures. The case of the January 2003 flood was studied in details and the project proves that multi-reservoir management and good forecasting can help to solve floods problems in Tunisia.

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Truyère River basin, France


The objective of this project is the improvement of the current hydropower scheme located in the Truyère River Basin (3’300 km2). RS MINERVE models the complex multi-reservoir system used to produce electricity as well as the hydrological behavior of the basin. It calculates the discharge in rivers and the inflows in reservoirs, the final goal being to improve the hydraulic potential of the system by proposing optimal turbine uses.


Koshi River basin, Nepal


A hydrological model has been developed for the Nepalese part of the Koshi River basin (29’600 km2), based on daily rainfall measures. A concept for an early warning system has been proposed and an assessment of the flood reduction potential of the projected hydropower reservoirs in the basin has been carried out. The study has shown that these reservoirs might reduce the impact of floods during the Monsoon.

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