Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management (LHWM)

LHWM is part of the department of Forest and Water Management at Ghent University. The research at LHWM comprises different areas:

  • Remote sensing observation of hydrological variables and data assimilation
  • Physically-based modelling of surface hydrology and land-atmosphere interactions
  • Application of advanced mathematics to hydrology, ecology and climate
  • Study of global hydrology and climate from observations and models

The Laboratory is responsible for teaching courses in Fluid dynamics, Hydraulics, Water resources engineering, Groundwater flow, Hydrology, Hydrologic modelling, Geographic Information Systems in hydrology, Irrigation and drainage, and Climate change.

The services of the Laboratory mainly concern advice to governments and organisations and the participation in national and international hydrological organisations.