Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management
Welcome to the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management The Laboratory is part of the Department of Forest and Water Management at Ghent University. It is active in three domains: research, teaching and services.
Our research can be subdivided into a number of items:
- multi-scale observation of hydrologic variables, mainly through remote sensing
- physically-based modelling of land-atmosphere interactions
- data assimilation
- parameter estimation
- application of advanced mathematical techniques in different hydrological studies
The Laboratory consists of two subgroups, each with its own expertise: the research group 'Hydrologic Modelling', led by Prof. Valentijn Pauwels, and the research group 'Water Resources Monitoring', led by Prof. Niko Verhoest.
The Laboratory is responsible for courses in Fluid dynamics, Hydraulics, Hydraulic structures, Groundwater flow, Hydrology, Hydrologic modelling, Ecohydrology, Geographic Information Systems in hydrology, and Irrigation and drainage.
The services of the Laboratory mainly concern advice to governments and organisations and the participation in national and international hydrological organisations.