Jean Albergel

Institut de recherche pour le développement, France


Dr Jean Albergel is a senior scientist, PhD at Pierre & Marie Curie University (Paris VI), working at IRD since 1979. He is now the representative of IRD in Kenya for East Africa. His main field of research is "hydrology of cultivated lands in dry areas". His topics are (i) Soil and Water Conservation, (ii) soil physics, (iii) Water harvesting, (iv) small scale irrigation, (v) small dams. • From 1979 to 1980, Jean Albergel managed research and consulting works for the program "Anomaly of the Niger Flood" in Mopti (Mali). • From 1981 to 1986, he worked on the runoff and the infiltration processes in the Sahelian region. He developed an hydrological model to determine the ten-year floods on small agricultural catchments. He identified clearly the part of surface sealing characteristics in infiltration process. • From 1987 to 1995, he worked in Dakar (Senegal). He leaded a study for developing bottomlands in the Sahel (E.U. project CCE DG XII). • From 1996 to 2001, he coordinated an European INCO research program on hill reservoirs and watershed management in Mediterranean countries. This program concerned 7 institutions working in four countries: Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia. • From 2001 to 2003, he is a research team manager in Montpellier (Agronomic School of Montpellier (ENSAM)): analysis and modeling Runoff and Erosion in cultivated catchments. • From January 2003 to October 2006, he works at the IRD headquarters as the Deputy Director for “water and soil” programs. In October 2006 he is appointed as IRD representative for East Africa on the International campus of ICRAF at Gigiri / Nairobi. Jean Albergel conducted many consultancies in the framework of water management or for scientific programs concerning Research for Development. He supervised 16 PhD works and has about 60 publications in peer reviews.

Biography Updated on 29 November 2011

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