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Independent experts nominated by country party

Jacques Claude

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Agricultural Sciences
Information Systems
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Job function
Retired- Independent Expert
Former Research Director of IRD- Hydrologist
Telephone number
33 4 67 707201
Work experience
-evaluation of water resources of the great fluvial basins (Tunisia and West Africa) _x000D_
- control of discharge and water quality: hydrological measurements systems, constitution of data bases, data processing _x000D_
- study of run-off and erosion on representative watersheds - study of solid transportation and sedimentation in dams reservoirs _x000D_
- studies of hydraulic management and infrastructures for multiple purposes: irrigation, hydro-electricity, protection against floods, railway and road works … _x000D_
- coordination of multidisciplinary research programms (Mare d'Oursi, Burkina Faso) _x000D_
- participation in different panels of experts for strategic studies, collegial expertise or projects evaluation: WMO, WHO, IBSRAM, IPED-CCD, E.U. INCO-DC & INCO-Med, ACSAD, _x000D_
Thematic areas: Integrated water resources management, Drought, Desertification, Environmental impact assessment – Risk Assessment
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Engineer of "Ecole Centrale de Paris" 1967, DEA Hydrology Paris Sorbonne 1968
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Claude J. Grouzis M., Milleville P. (éditeurs scientifiques) 1991 - Un espace Sahélien , la Mare d'Oursi. Burkina Faso. Orstom Editions Paris. 241 p. +2 cartes _x000D_
2. Kergreis A., Claude J. (Coordonateurs et éditeurs) 1991 - Utilisation rationnelle de l'eau des petits bassins versants en zone aride. Journées scientifiques du Réseau Génie Para-sécheresse. Actualité scientifique des Universités francophones. John Libbey Eurotext, Paris. _x000D_
3. Interim Secretariat of the CCD & W.M.O (Claude J. Editor) - 1996 - Water Resource Managment and Desertification. Problems and challenges. Prepared by IPED and W.M.O. 312 p., W.M.O secretariat, Geneva. _x000D_
4. Bricquet J.P., Claude J. - 1998 - Latest Developments in the Design of Hydrological Studies of Watersheds. Pp. 175-192 in Soils Erosion at Multiple Scales edited by Penning de Vries F.W.T., Agus F., Kerr J. - IBSRAM and CABI Publishing, New York, Wallingford, Bangkok _x000D_
5. Albergel J. , Claude J., Habaieb H. - 2001- L'eau en Méditerranée: un défi pour l’agriculture. conférence à AQUAEXPO, cité des Sciences Paris
Other activities
1. ORSTOM and IRD Representative in Burkina Faso (1977-83) and in Tunisia (1996-2002)_x000D_
2. Director of the ORSTOM Research Center in Montpellier (France) and responsible for the achievement of a 7500 m² research center (1983-1990)__ _x000D_
3. ORSTOM Representative by EU in Bruxelles (1990-1996) and National seconded Expert by the EC in Research General Directorate in charge of scientific cooperation with Mediterranean countries (2002-2005) _x000D_
4. Member of IWRA International Water Resources Association _x000D_
5. Member of the redactory committee of the review "Sécheresse, sciences et changements planétaires"_
Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite National (France)
Organisation name
Institut de recherche pour le Développement
Organisation street address
11 Rue de la Chicane, 34670
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