Research

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Expertise

GREAUS is a research group focused on water issues. Our research is relevant to academics and other sectors interested in water issues, such as private companies, state-owned enterprises, government departments, municipalities and watershed organizations.

GREAUS activities focus on the 3 pillars of sustainable development:

  1. Environmental – water quality must meet many government requirements and standards, and this has an impact on the quality of fauna / flora and on human health.
  2. Economical - numerous economic studies have shown that improved water quality brings multiple positive economic benefits.
  3. Social - sound management of water at the watershed level generates improved quality of life and greater social equity.

Multidisciplinarity and synergy

Since its creation in 2012 as a research group recognized by the Université de Sherbrooke, GREAUS has established links with numerous partners from academia, government departments and agencies and international institutions, in order to organize scientific events and to carry out research projects.

The individual and collaborative research of GREAUS members focuses on threats to water resources and management strategies to ensure their sustainability. Specifically, this includes:

  • hydrology, including the simulation and forecasting of streamflow in current and future climates
  • hydraulics
  • the treatment, transport and fate of contaminants in waste and natural water

GREAUS is a structure aiming to offer multidisciplinary training for HQP, dissemination of knowledge and transfer of technology, as well as the development of scientific partnerships at national and international levels in the thematic of the treatment and transport of contaminants in water.