Mr. Karim Bergaoui has worked as Climate and Water Modeling Scientist at ICBA since 2010. His work is focused on enhancing the simulation of the water cycle, including groundwater resources, surface runoff, evapotranspiration and water used for irrigation in the Middle East and North Africa region by assimilating remote-sensing data in numerical models. He specializes in quantifying and predicting water cycle and environmental consequences of earth system variability and change on water resources and crop production. This includes seasonal forecasting and climate change projections.
He previously worked for Tunisian and French meteorological centers. He also worked with the numerical weather prediction system at the Meteorological Institute of Tunisia for 13 years. He contributed to the development of new data assimilation methods in the METEO-FRANCE atmospheric model ALADIN.
He holds a M.Sc. in Ocean-Atmosphere-Biosphere from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, and a meteorological engineering degree from The National School of Meteorology (Météo-France), Toulouse, France. He has authored and co-authored more than four publications in peer-reviewed journals and many research reports.