The modelling of hydrological processes significantly contributes to water resource management and planning in EU member states. Large and significant floods and droughts have appeared in Europe during the last two decades. It is expected that these natural phenomena will escalate due to ongoing climate change, which could have adverse impacts in many sectors ranging from agriculture, forestry and ecosystems (damage to crops, soil erosion), water resources (effect on surface and ground water quality), human health to industry, human settlements and society. This underscores the need to ensure the sustainability of water resource management, mainly through flood and drought protection, prediction and mitigation in urban and rural areas and the surrounding environment.
Our research team has long-term experience with research on hydrological process modelling with applications in water resource management, specifically with the following topics: flood forecasting, drought propagation and prediction, the impact of climate change on hydrological extremes, modelling qualitative and quantitative groundwater properties, etc.
Applied outcomes of our research:
- Hydrological modelling of floods and droughts under climate change.
- Methodology for flood forecasting in small headwater catchments.
- Methodology for using laser scan mapping in flood inundation.
- Modelling transport processes in porous media.
- Software application development.
Potential applications of the research:
- Software applications focused on modelling various hydrological processes.
- Methodological tools for groundwater assessment.
- Educational, advisory and decision making support materials for state and local authorities.
hydrological processes, water resource management, flood and drought protection, modelling of hydrological and hydraulics processes