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Professor- Université Laval

Dr. Amaury Tilmant

Areas of Research: Water resources systems analysis

JWP: Belmont Partner, Principal Investigator, Canada

Biographical Information

Before joining Université Laval in 2010, Professor Tilmant worked at UNESCO-IHE, a postgraduate academic institute specializing in the fields of water and the environment, and at ETH in Switzerland.


Over the past 10 years he has acquired significant experience in large-scale, international, water resources systems, primarily in the Middle-East (Euphrates-Tigris river basin) and in Africa (Zambezi and Nile river basins). Much of his work was carried out in partnership with local academic institutions, NGOs, development banks and utilities.

Recent achievements include the development of a stochastic hydro-economic model,  the development of methodologies to assess the cost of non-cooperation in international river basins, and the analysis of hydropower-to-environment water transfers. Current research activities focus on risk-based management methods (Gatineau river basin, Canada), on the development of benefit-sharing mechanisms in international river basins (Nile, Senegal, Euphrates-Tigris), and on cost-sharing mechanisms in hydropower-dominated river basins (Parana river, Brazil).


Dr Tilmant's teaching and research interests are in water resources planning and management, focusing on systems analysis, mathematical programming and economics.

Professional Activities

Dr Tilmant is an associate editor of Water Resources Research, and is a NSERC Discovery Grant-funded scholar for the 2012-2017 period.


Department of Civil and Water Engineering, Université Laval, 1065 Av de la Médecine, Québec (Qc) G1V 0A6, Canada