Professional summary

Virginie is currently leading water resource modelling work and model development within the Water Resources Systems (WRA) group. She is specialised in large scale modelling of water resources including rainfall runoff, current and future estimates of water demand, and water quality. She is leading the prediction of future changes in river catchment micropollutant contamination and associated impacts on ecosystem health in England, as part of the UKRI funded project PACIFIC. Virginie has been involved in many modelling projects at a range of scales from small catchments Europe-wide. Her current work focusses on the implementation of anthropogenic influences in hydrological models such as CEH's Global Water Availability Assessment (GWAVA) model and JULES. 

Virginie has experience in working with point source pollution arising from household chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals and nanoparticles, which are released from sewage treatment works and industrial effluents into surface waters and soils. She has been involved in implementation of the GREAT-ER (Geo-referenced Regional Exposure Assessment Tool for European Rivers) methodology which has been extensively applied to model the fate of various chemicals such as pharmaceuticals and nanoparticles across the UK. 

Virginie works on Horizon Europe water resources modelling projects, developing new generation tools in the "Supporting Stakeholders for Adaptive, Resilient and Sustainable Water Management" (STARS4Water) and leading the "Governance Innovations for a Transition to Sustainable and Equitable Water Use in Europe" (GOVAQUA). She oversees the technical development of the GWAVA model, and is involved in a variety of projects focussing on the implementation of anthropogenic influences in a variety of models across various scales.