Doctor Ousmane Seidou
Doctor Ousmane Seidou
Director, Hydraulics Lab

Ph.D. (École polytechnique de Montréal)
M.Sc. (École polytechnique de Montréal)
Undergraduate Diploma (Mohammadia School of Engineers, Rabat, Morocco)

613 562-5800 ext. 6143


Professor Seidou obtained his undergraduate degree in civil engineering at École Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs (Rabat, Morocco, 1996). After one year working as a civil engineer in Niamey, Niger, he returned back to school and completed a postgraduate degree in applied computing (École Inter-États des Ingénieurs de l'Équipement Rural, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 1998), a Master and PhD in water resources (École Polytechnique de Montréal, 2002). Before joining the University of Ottawa in 2007, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher then as a research associate at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Eau, Terre et Environnement (Quebec, Quebec, Canada).

Dr Seidou's research mainly focuses on developing statistical and deterministic hydrological models that are used for climate change impacts estimation and the development of adaptation strategies. He is actively involved in international collaboration as well as capacity building in Africa and he has worked on or is working on various projects in Canada, the United States, Morocco, Ethiopia Senegal, Ghana and Niger.

Doctor Seidou's Uniweb Profile

Research interests

  • Hydrological modeling
  • Climate Change
  • Water Resources Management