Taha B.M.J. Ouarda
National Institute for Scientific Research
Dr Taha B.M.J. Ouarda’s specialization is in hydrometeorology, environmental and public health modeling, and risk analysis. Prior to joining Masdar Institute, Mr. Ouarda was Chairman of the Canada Research Chair on the Estimation of Hydro-meteorological Variables, and also Chairman of the Industrial Chair in Statistical Hydrology, where his research team represented one of the largest Canadian teams in the field of hydrology. Mr. Ouarda has also served as President of the National Canadian Committee on Statistical Hydrology. Mr. Ouarda holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. He has developed several approaches for the estimation of extreme hydro-meteorological events on local and regional scales, developed several methodologies for the modeling of hydro-meteorological variables under changing environments, and developed several computer softwares that deal with a range of problems in the fields of water resources and environmental engineering. He has also led several international projects dealing with hydro-meteorological modeling, environmental analysis and the links between climate evolution, the environment, and public health. Mr. Ouarda is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and is a member of the editorial Board of a number of international scientific journals such as the Journal of Hydrology and the Hydrological Sciences Journal
Estimation of extreme hydro-meteorological events, modeling of hydro-meteorological variables, computational hydrology, environmental analysis, links between climate evolution, the environment, and public health.