Our focus is on developing systems theoretic approaches and tools to better understand, simulate, and predict hydrologic and water resources systems. Such systems consist of many interrelated, dynamical components working across a range of spatio-temporal scales.

Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the lab actively work on the different natural (e.g., rainfall-runoff, snow, permafrost, soil storage, etc.) and human-driven (e.g., reservoirs, water diversions and abstractions, agriculture, etc.) components and bring them together under a unified umbrella for the synthesis of systems behavior.

We are always interested to hear from highly-motivated individuals wishing to pursue graduate studies within our group. If you are one of them, please apply directly to Dr. Saman Razavi.

 

Dr. Saman Razavi

Lab head

IMPC

Integrated Modelling for Prediction and Management of Change in Canada’s Major River Basins (IMPC)aims to develop integrated modelling capability for predication and management of water resources within Canada’s seven major river basins. Unprecedented climate and environmental changes pose major challenges to the management of water at local, regional, and national scales in Canada and internationally.

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Saman Razavi IMPC

VARS-TOOL

Are you here for Global Sensitivity Analysis and VARS-TOOL? Please watch the following video, or visit VARS page for more information about VARS and instruction on how to obtain a free copy of the VARS-TOOL software package.

Natural and Human-driven hydrologic processes

In the following video, Dr. Saman Razavi and his research team provide an overview of natural and human-driven hydrologic processes occurring at different scales within a watershed system.

Research Activities in the Lab

Next Generation Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis

Large-Scale Watershed Modelling in Cold Regions

Large-Scale Watershed Modelling in Cold Regions

Coupling Water Management and Land Surface Models

Coupling Water Management and Land Surface Models

Precipitation Uncertainty Across Canadian Watersheds

Precipitation Uncertainty Across Canadian Watersheds

Developing Graphical Computer Tools for Engaging Communities in Decision Making

Developing Graphical Computer Tools for Engaging Communities in Decision Making