Year 2 Annual General Meeting

The FloodNet Annual General Meeting is an opportunity to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and water resource managers from all levels of government and the private sector to discuss the current progress of the NSERC Canadian FloodNet research program. Click on the links below to access the Scientific Program and the Book of Abstracts. 



FloodNet Annual General Meeting 2016 Scientific Program

FloodNet Annual General Meeting 2016 Book of Abstracts

Note: Some presentations were made at the AGM but are not posted here because they are initial results or under consideration for publication.

Theme 1 - Flood Regimes in Canada: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future

 Project 1.1- Update of Current Flood and Storm Quantiles

Donald H. Burn




Project 1.1 - Investigating Techniques for Flood Quantile Estimation in Canada

Shabnam Mostofi Zadeh & Donald H. Burn




Project 1.1 - Automatic Feature Selection and Weighting for the Formation of Homogenous Groups for IDF Estimation

Zhe (Emma) Yang & Donald H. Burn




Project 1.2 - Examination of Spatial and Temporal Variation of Extreme Events: Research Update

Fahim Ashkar




Project 1.2 - Seasonal Frequency Analysis of Floods in Canada

Bakary Simpara & Fahim Ashkar




Project 1.3 - Non-Stationary Analysis of the Frequency and Intensity of Heavy Precipitation over Canada and their Relations to Large Scale Climate Patterns

Xuezhi Tan, Thian Yew Gan & Yang Yang




Project 1.3 - Regional Flood Frequency Analysis using Support Vector Regression under Historical and Future Climate

Mesgana Gizaw & Thian Yew Gan




Project 1.4 - Development of New Methods for Updating IDF Curves in Canada: Research Update

Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen




Project 1.4 - Decision Support Tools for Construction of IDF Relations for Current Climate and for Projected Climate Changes

Truong-Huy Nguyen & Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen




Project 1.4 - Statistical Downscaling of Extreme Rainfall Precesses (SDEXRAIN): A Decision Support Tool for Assessing the Climate Change Impacts on Local Rainfall Extremes

Myeong-Ho Yeo & Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen




Project 1.4 - An Overview of Stochastic Modeling of Extreme Rainfall Processes

Sarah El Outayek & Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen




Project 1.5 - Spatial Changes to Flood Prone Areas in Urban Environments: Project Update

Andrew Binns, Tommy Kokas, Slobodan Simonovic & Yiping Guo




Project 1.5 - Spatial Changes to Flood Prone Areas in Urban Environments: Black Creek Subwatershed Study

Tommy Kokas, Slobodan Simonovic & Andrew Binns




Project 1.6 - Extreme Rainfall Nonstationary Investigation and Evaluation of Nonstationy-based Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Curves for Southern Ontario Region in a Changing Climate

Poulomi Ganguli & Paulin Coulibaly



Theme 2 - Quantifying and Reducing the Predictive Uncertainty of Floods

Project 2.2 - Comparison of Ensemble Forecast Methods for Operational Streamflow Forecasting Based on Multiple Models

François Anctil




Project 2.2 - Hydrological Evaluation of the Canadian Meteorological Ensemble Reforecast Product

Mabrouk Abaza, Vincent Fortin, Luc Perreault & François Anctil



Project 2.2 - Investigating Quality and Value of Dissimilar Streamflow Forecasting Systems

Antoine Thiboult, François Anctil & Maria-Helena Ramos




Project 2.4 - Evaluation of Flood Warning Based on Hydraulic Model with Assimilation and Hydrological Ensemble Forecasts

François Anctil 




Project 2-4 - Ensemble Forecasting of Water Levels in Rivers with Data Assimilation: Application to Chaudière River in Quebec

Mohammed Amine BessarFrançois Anctil 




Project 2.4 - Water Level Forecasting and Flood Warning

Antoine Thiboult & François Anctil




Project 2.5 - Real-time Reservoir Operation Based on a Combination of Long-Term and Short-Term Optimization and Hydrological Ensemble Forecasts

Amaury Tilmant




Theme 3 - Development of the Canadian Adaptive Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (CAFFEWS)

Project 3.2 - Trend and Self Organizing Map Analysis of Snow Data of Northern Hemisphere for 1979-2014

Hester ScheepersThian Yew Gan




Project 3.2 - Investigating the Relationship Between Precipitation Input and Model Parameter Distribution During Calibration: Initial Results from 72 Canadian Basins

Kurt C. Kornelsen & Paulin Coulibaly




Project 3.2 - Surface Soil Moisture Downscaling Using Microwave Data: Application and Comparison

Kim-Huong HoangKurt C. Kornelsen & Paulin Coulibaly




Project 3.3 - Enhanced Information Communication Systems: Research Update

Weihua Zhuang & Wei Song




Project 3.3 - Social-Aware Data Dissemination in Mobile Networks

Wei Song & Yiming Zhao




Project 3.4 - Uncertainty Estimation through Bayesian Forecasting System (BFS): An Application to Humber River Watershed in Southern Ontario, Canada

Shasha HanPaulin Coulibaly




Project 3.4 - Hydrologic Models Identification for Adaptive Ensemble Flood Forecasting and CAFFEWS Integration

Frezer S. Awol, Jongho Keum Paulin Coulibaly




Project 3.4 - Potential Improvement of Don River PC-SWMM Model with Hydrologic Data Assimilation

Tara Razavi, James Leach, & Paulin Coulibaly



Theme 4 - Risk Analysis of Physical, Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Floods

Project 4.1 - Role of Floods on Aquatic Ecosystem Condition

Marguerite Xenopoulos, Elena Bennett, Sarah D'Amario, Ceara Talbot, Jim Rusak, Henry Wilson, Nicole Armstrong, Aisha Chiandet, Michael Paterson, Robert Metcalfe



Project 4.1 - Quantifying Changes in Nutrient Concentrations in Floodwaters

Ceara Talbot, Michael Paterson & Marguerite Xenopoulos




Project 4.1 - Factors Influencing Stream Nutrient Concentration-Discharge Relationships in Ontario and Manitoba Streams

Sarah D'Amario, Henry Wilson & Marguerite Xenopoulos