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CUDENNEC Christophe


Professor at l'Institut Agro

Phone: (+33) 2 23 48 50 00


Address: Institut Agro, UMR SAS, 65 rue de St-Brieuc, CS 84215, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Fields of expertise: Hydrology, Hydrometeorology, Climate

Keywords: Hydrology, Climate, Anthropocene, Change, Geomorphology


Christophe Cudennec has 25 years of experience in hydrology and management of related resources, demands, territories, risks and interfaces across a variety of hydroclimate and geographic settings.

He holds a degree in Agronomic Engineering, specialized in socio-agro-ecosystems, a Ph.D. and an Habilitation in hydrology. He is currently a Professor, a coordinator of education in hydrology and in risk and crisis management, and correspondent for the multi-university Master’s degree in water sciences in Rennes. He has been dean of e-education for more than 9 years, and vice-dean of the department of environment-landscape-territory.

Prior to this, he had extensive international experience, including 1.5 years in Iceland, 3.5 years in Tunisia and research/capacity-building projects in many regions throughout the world. Since 2011, he has served as the Secretary General of the IAHS – the International Association of Hydrological Sciences ( – facilitating worldwide scientific cooperation, knowledge exchange and outreach, and interacting with various local-to-international, UN (UNESCO, WMO, UN Water) and World Bank programs and policy processes.



Dallery D., Squividant H., de Lavenne A., Launay J., Cudennec C. An end user friendly hydrological Web Service for hydrograph Prediction in Ungauged Basins. Hydrological Sciences Journal, early view,

Cudennec C., Lins H., Uhlenbrook S., Arheimer B., 2020. Towards FAIR and SQUARE hydrological data. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65, 5, 681-682,

Dixon H., Sandström S., Cudennec C., Lins H., Abrate T., Bérod D., Chernov I., Ravalitera N., Sighomnou D., Teichert F. Intergovernmental cooperation for hydrometry – what, why, how? Hydrological Sciences Journal, early view,

Blöschl G., Bierkens M.F.P, Chambel A., Cudennec C., Destouni G., Fiori A., Kirchner J., McDonnell J., Savenije H.H.G., Sivapalan M., Stumpp C., Toth E., Volpi E et al., 2019. Twenty-three Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 64, 10, 1141-1158,

de Lavenne A., Cudennec C., 2019. Assessment of freshwater discharge into a coastal bay through multi-basin ensemble hydrological modelling. Science of the Total Environment, 669, 812-820,

Di Baldassarre G., Sivapalan M., Rusca., Cudennec C., Garcia M., Kreibich H., Konar M., Mondino E., Mård J., Pande S., Sanderson M.R., Tian F., Viglione A., Wei J., Wei Y., Yu D.J., Srinivasan V., Blöschl G., 2019. Socio-hydrology: Scientific challenges in addressing the sustainable development goals. Water Resources Research, 55, 8, 6327-6355,

Ecrepont S., Cudennec C., Anctil F., Jaffrézic A., 2019. PUB in Québec: A robust geomorphology-based deconvolution-reconvolution framework for the spatial transposition of hydrographs. Journal of Hydrology, 570, 378-392,

Aouissi J., Benabdallah S., Lili Chabaâne Z., Cudennec C., 2018. Valuing scarce observation of rainfall variability with flexible semi-distributed hydrological modelling – Mountainous Mediterranean context. Science of the Total Environment, 643, 346-356,

Boudhraâ H., Cudennec C., Andrieu H., Slimani M., 2018. Net rainfall estimation by the inversion of a geomorphology-based transfer function and discharge deconvolution. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 63, 2, 285-301,

Tauro F., Selker J., van de Giesen N., Abrate T., Uijlenhoet R., Porfiri M., Manfreda S., Caylor K., Moramarco T., Benveniste J., Ciraolo G., Estes L., Domeneghetti D., Perks M.T., Corbari C., Rabiei E., Ravazzani G., Bogena H., Harfouche A., Brocca L., Maltese A., Wickert A., Tarpanelli A., Good S., Lopez Alcala J.M., Petroselli A., Cudennec C., Blume T., Hut R., Grimaldi S., 2018. Measurements and observations in the XXI century (MOXXI): innovation and multi-disciplinarity to sense the hydrological cycle. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 63, 2, 169-196,

See also

All productions by Christophe CUDENNEC in HAL

Academic accounts: Research Gate / Google Scholar