Paulin Coulibaly is a Professor of Water Resources Engineering jointly in the Civil Engineering Department and the School of Geography and Earth Science at McMaster University. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Laval University. He is the Scientific Director of FloodNet, a NSERC Strategic Research Network. He is currently Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.
His research interests include hydrologic modelling and forecasting with more focus on developing advanced flood forecasting and estimation tools for flood warning and flood risk management. Other research topics involve the development of adaptation techniques to mitigate climate change and environmental impacts on water resources. This includes the design of optimal water monitoring networks to meet climate change adaptation needs in the water sector. He is also involved in the investigation of machine learning and satellite observations for the development of new integrated hydrologic models for ungauged or poorly gauged basins.