Javier Fluixá-Sanmartín

Hydraulic and Hydrology Specialist

I am a Civil Engineer and M.Sc. in Hydraulic Engineering with over 7 years of experience in hydraulic modeling, dam risk management and flood forecasting.

I work since 2014 at the Centre de Recherche sur l'Environnement Alpin (CREALP) as a hydrologic and hydraulic specialist on the implementation of a flood forecasting system in the Rhône River Basin (Switzerland), on the development of analysis tools, and on varied hydrological and hydraulic projects.

I have also collaborated for 4 years (2009-2013) with the Hydraulic and Environmental Department of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain, where I helped developing a dam risk analysis tool and applied it to numerous dams in Spain.

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Hydraulic Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). My topic of research is the development of Adaptation strategies of dam safety management to new climate change scenarios informed by risk indicators.

Application of spatial drought area indices to the lower Jinsha River basin, China

Optimal drought index and timescale combination

This study proposes an innovative approach for a catchment-wide drought detection. Two drought indicators have been defined and calibrated with real events, and applied to a study case in China.

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Javier is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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SDC Climate Change & Environment Network

The CC&E Network provides a knowledge exchange platform for development practitioners, organizations and SDC staff and partners working in and around climate change and environment issues
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Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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