DOMAINES DE COMPETENCE
Systèmes couplés géonaturels et anthropisés / Coupled geonatural and anthropized systems
- Partage de l’eau entre usagers en période de sécheresse ou en milieu aride / Water sharing between users during drought or in arid environments
- Approche interdisciplinaire (agro-hydrologie, « socio-hydrologie »), multi-échelles (exploitation, périmètre irrigué, bassin) et multi-méthodes (terrain, diagnostic agraire, modélisation, géopolitique) / Interdisciplinary approach (agro-hydrology, "socio-hydrology"), multi-scale (farm, irrigated perimeter, river basin) and multi-method (field, agrarian diagnosis, modeling, geopolitics)
B. Richard is specialized in the study of coupled geonatural and anthropized systems. His research work focuses on a better understanding of water-human interactions under strong hydrological constraints (drought periods, arid environments). After working as a consultant for UNEP/Plan Bleu and then for IWMI (AfroMaison project) on various African case studies (Uganda, South Africa), he worked with IRD in Morocco where he coordinated the agro-hydro-meteorological observatory of the Tensift basin. His PhD thesis, carried out jointly within the G-eau and RiverLy units of INRAE, used field methods (agrarian diagnosis, interviews) and modelling (coupling between biophysical and agent models) to represent water-plant-irrigation interactions/retroactions at fine spatio-temporal scales within a typical river basin of South-East France (Buëch). He works in the framework of the RADHY-Buëch project (Integrated Representation of Individual Adaptations and Hydrological Dynamics in the Buëch basin) within the SocioHydro team, which aims at observing water/society relationships and developing a tripartite dialogue between researchers from "socio" disciplines, researchers from "hydro" disciplines and water stakeholders. He is also assigned to the "Watershed Hydrology" team of the RiverLy unit (INRAE Lyon) which develops distributed hydrological modeling tools for the quantification of water resources and their future. He is also interested in water-related conflicts in large transboundary river basins (Jordan, Danube) and in the unifying role of of environmental hydro-diplomacy to prevent water conflicts.
Ingénieur agronome (spécialité gestion des ressources naturelles)
Diplomé de Sciences Po Toulouse (master en géopolitique des ressources naturelles)
Doctorat en sciences de l’eau (préparé à AgroParisTech)
PRINCIPALES PUBLICATIONS (orcid.org/0000-0001-6797-2419)
Articles in peer-reviewed journal
Richard, B., Bonté, B., Veyssier, J., Braud, I., Barreteau, O. and Branger, F., in prep. A method for coupling natural water resources and agent trajectories (COWAT) to consider their local interactions under institutional arrangements.
Richard, B., Barreteau, O., Bonté, B. and Braud, I., in prep. Representations of human action in agricultural agent-based models: A review. Agricultural Systems.
Richard, B., Bonté, B., Delmas, M., Braud, I., Barreteau, O., Cheviron, C. and Veyssier, J., under review. A framework for coupling plant and agent trajectories (COPAT) to support irrigation coordination strategies. Agricultural Water Management.
Richard, B., Bonté, B., Barreteau, O. and Braud, I., under review. A situated agent-based model to reveal irrigators’ options behind their actions under institutional arrangements in Southern France. Socio-environmental Systems Modelling.
Richard, B., 2021. Les eaux transfrontalières fédératrices d’une hydro-diplomatie environnementale ? Analyse comparée du Danube et du Jourdain. Vertigo. 20 (3), pp. https://doi.org/10.4000/vertigo.28931
Richard, B., Bonté, B., Barreteau, O. and Braud, I., 2020. The abandonment of water daily slot and its operational consequences on collective irrigated systems. A situational multi-agent approach applied to a gravity-fed canal of Middle-Durance (France). La Houille Blanche – Revue Internationale de l’Eau. 4: 43–55. https://doi.org/10.1051/lhb/2020033
Collard, A-L., Riaux, J., Massuel, S., Bonté, B., Laurenceau, M., Richard, B. and Rivière-Honegger, A., 2020. Construire un regard socio-hydrologique (3). Expérimenter un canevas pour engager la négotiation interdisciplinaire. Nature Sciences et Sociétés. 28(4), pp.
Bouras, E., Jarlan, L., Er-Raki, S., Albergel, C., Richard, B., Balaghi, R. and Khabba, S., 2020. Linkages between rainfed cereal production and agricultural drought in Morocco through remote sensing indices and a Land Data Assimilation System. Remote Sensing. 12(24), 4018. https://d>oi.org/10.3390/rs12244018.
Sauquet, E., Richard, B., Devers, A. and Prudhomme, C., 2019. Water restrictions under climate change: A Rhône-Mediterranean perspective combining bottom-up and top-down approaches. Hydrological and Earth System Sciences. 23: 3683–3710. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-3683-2019.
Hajhouji, Y., Simmoneaux, V., Gascoin, S., Fakir, Y., Richard, B., Chehbouni, G., and Boudhar, A., 2018. Rainfall-runoff modeling and hydrological regime analysis of a semi-arid snow-influenced catchment: Case of the Rheraya River (High Atlas, Morocco). La Houille Blanche - Revue Internationale de l’Eau. 3:49-62. https://doi.org/10.1051/lhb/2018032.
Jarlan, L., Khabba, S., Er-Raki, S., LePage, M., Hanich, L., Fakir, O., Merlin, O. […], Richard, B., Fanise, P., Kasbani, M., Chakir, A., Zribi, M., Marah, H., Mokssit, A., Kerr, Y. and Escadafal, R., 2015. Remote sensing of water resources in the semi-arid Mediterranean areas: The Joint International Laboratory TREMA, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(19-20):4879-4917. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2015.1093198.
Presentations in international seminar
Richard, B., Bonté, B., Barreteau, O., Braud, I, Delmas, M. and Cheviron, B., 2020. A software coupling framework to assess coordination strategies of collective irrigation. International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 2020 Conference. Brussels, Belgium, 14-18 September, 2020.
Richard, B., Bonté, B., Barreteau, O. and Braud, I., 2019. Representing the collective irrigated systems at the operational level in situation of tension for the local sharing of water. UNESCO-SHF International Conference on Drought. Paris, France, 11-13 December, 2019.
Richard, B., Sauquet, E., Devers and A., Prudhomme, C., 2017. Water restrictions under climate change: A bottom-up perspective of the Rhône-Mediterranean district, 10th International Conference on Hydrological Cycle in the Mediterranean Expirement (HYMEX), Barcelona, Spain, 4-7 July, 2017.
Richard, B., Jarlan., L, Abaoui, J., Duchemin, B., Oulddba, A., Mangiarotti, S., LePage, M. and Toure, Y., 2014. Potentials for early prediction of wheat yields in Morocco using large-scale climate indices, EuroMed Crop Monitoring Conference of UE-JRC (Joint Research Center), Rabat, Morocco, 19-21 November, 2014.