HydroSciences, Montpellier University

HydroSciences Montpellier (HSM) is a joint research unit depending of CNRS, Université Montpellier and IRD. It gathers some 150 researchers and teaching staff. The main objective of HSM is to quantify and predict how climate change and human activities affect water resources in the Mediterranean and tropical regions. In particular, HSM focuses its research on HSM focuses its research on (1) evaluating the impact of climatic forcing on extreme hydrological events, water quality and availability of groundwater and surface resources, particularly in Mediterranean countries 2) understanding eco-hydrological processes between land, vegetation and atmosphere in semi-arid ecosystems of the Western Africa and Mediterranean countries, 3) characterising and modeling water transfers in heterogeneous aquifers (karst systems, fissured rocks, sedimentary basins) and 4) studying how human activities affect the behavior of organic and inorganic contaminants, and pathogens, bacteria. More