Paulin Coulibaly

Paulin Coulibaly is a Professor of Water Resources Engineering in the Civil Engineering Department and School of Geography and Earth Science at McMaster University. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Laval University (Quebec) and joined McMaster University in 2001 from the National Research Institute in Quebec. Dr Coulibaly has been involved in developing hydrologic modelling and forecasting tools for Hydropower Companies, Public and Private Sectors. His research group recently developed MAC-HBV – a hydrologic model for simulating streamflow regime in ungauged basins. MAC-HBV is used by the Ministry of Natural Resources for determining environmental flow in Ontario ungauged basins and is also used around the World. Dr Coulibaly is internationally known as an expert in Hydroinformatics (Data-Driven Methods developments and applications in Hydrology). His research interest includes: Hydro-climatic modelling; Climate Change and Water Resources Vulnerability; Hydrologic Data Assimilation/Remote Sensing in Hydrology. Dr Coulibaly serves as the Scientific Director of the FloodNet – a NSERC Strategic Research Network and project of many Canadian Universities that are engaged in nation-wide flood forecasting and management research. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications; serves as Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hydroinformatics.

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