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François Anctil, ing.

Professeur titulaire, Directeur de département

François Anctil s’intéresse particulièrement à la quantification et à la réduction des incertitudes de la modélisation hydrologique.

Champs d'intérêts

  • Hydrologie et hydrométéorologie
  • Opérationnalisation de la prévision hydrologique
  • Adaptation aux changements climatiques
  • Gestion intégrée de la ressource en eau
  • Développement durable

  • GCI-1003 Eaux vives
  • GCI-2009 Hydrologie
  • GEX-7002 Prévisions et projections hydrologiques
  • GEX-7078 Analyse et modélisation de séries environnementales


  • Anctil F. 2016. L’eau et ses enjeux. 2ème édition. Les Presses de l’Université Laval / Éditions De Boeck Université, Québec, Canada, 244 p. 
  • Anctil F, Diaz L. 2016. Développement durable : enjeux et trajectoires. 2ème édition. Les Presses de l'Université Laval, Québec. Canada, 163 p. 
  • Anctil F, Rousselle J, Lauzon N. 2012. Hydrologie. Cheminements de l’eau. 2ème édition. Presses Internationales polytechniques, Montréal, Canada, 418. p. 

Publications avec comité de lecture (depuis 2016) 

  • Hajji I, Nadeau DF, Music B, Anctil F, Wang J. 2021. Analysis of water vapor fluxes over a seasonal snowpack using the Maximum Entropy Production Model. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres 126, 1-20, doi:10.1029/2020JD033049. 
  • Valois P, Tessier M, Bouchard D, Talbot D, Morin AJS, Anctil F, Cloutier G. 2020. Monitoring the evolution of individuals’ flood-related adaptive behaviors over time: two cross-sectional surveys conducted in the Province of Quebec, Canada. BMC Public Health 20, 1643. 
  • Ricard, S, Sylvain JD, Anctil F. 2020. Asynchronous hydroclimatic modelling for the construction of physically based streamflow projections in a context of observation scarcity. Frontiers in Earth Science 8, 556781. 
  • Alves M, Nadeau DF, Music B, Anctil F, Parajuli A. 2020. On the performance of the Canadian Land Surface Scheme driven by the ERA5 reanalysis over the Canadian boreal forest. Journal of Hydrometeorology 6, 1383-1404. 
  • Isabelle PE, Nadeau DF, Anctil F, Rousseau AN, Jutras S, Music B. 2020. Impacts of high precipitation on the energy and water budgets of a humid boreal forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107813. 
  • Umuhire F, Anctil F, Michaud AR, Desjardins J. 2020. Evaluation of filtering methods for hydrograph seperation in small agricultural watersheds in Québec, Canada. Transactions of the ASABE 63, 981-1005. 
  • Parajuli A, Nadeau DF, Anctil F, Schilling OS, Jutras S. 2020. Does data availability constrain temperature-index snow models? A case study in a humid boreal forest. Water 12, 2284, doi:10.3390/w12082284. 
  • Parajuli A, Nadeau DF, Anctil F, Parent AC, Bouchard B, Girard M, Jutras S. 2020. Exploring the spatiotemporal variability of the snow water equivalent in a small boreal forest catchment through observation and modelling. Hydrological Processes 34, 2628-2644. 
  • Mai J, Kornelsen KC, Tolson BA, Fortin V, Gasset N, Bouhemhem D, Schäfer D, Leahy M, Anctil F, Coulibaly P. 2020. The Canadian Surface Prediction Archive (CaSPAr): A Platform to Enhance Environmental Modeling in Canada and Globally. 2020. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101, E341-E356, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0143.1. 
  • Isabelle PE, Nadeau DF, Perelet AO, Pardyjak ER, Rousseau AN, Anctil F. 2020. Application and evaluation of a two-wavelength scintillometry system to a complex shallow boreal-forested valley. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 174, 341-370. 
  • Leonardini G, Anctil F, Abrahamowicz M, Gaborit É, Vionnet V, Nadeau DF, Fortin V. 2020. Evaluation of the Soil, Vegetation, and Snow (SVS) land surface model for the simulation of surface energy fluxes and soil moisture under snow-free conditions. Atmosphere 11, doi:10.3390/atmos11030278. 
  • Bessar MA, Matte P, Anctil F. 2020. Uncertainty analysis of a 1D river hydraulic model with adaptive calibration. Water 12, doi:10.3390/w12020561. 
  • Xu J, Anctil F, Boucher MA. 2019. Hydrological post-processing of streamflow forecasts issued from multimodel ensemble prediction systems. Journal of Hydrology 578, 124002. 
  • Ricard S, Sylvain JD, Anctil F. 2019. Exploring an alternative configuration of the hydroclimatic modeling chain, based on the notion of asynchronous objective functions. Water 11, doi:10.3390/w11102012. 
  • Maheu A, Hajji I, Anctil F, Nadeau DF, Therrien R. 2019. Using the Maximum Entropy Production approach to integrate energy budget modelling in a hydrological model. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 23, 3843-3863. 
  • Ricard S, Anctil F. 2019. Forcing the Penman-Montheith Formulation with humidity, radiation, and wind speed taken from reanalyses, for hydrologic modeling. Water 11, doi:10.3390/w11061214. 
  • Pierre A, Jutras S, Smith C, Kochendorfer J, Fortin V, Anctil F. 2019. Evaluation of catch efficiency transfer functions for unshielded and single-Alter- shielded solid precipitation measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 36, 865-881, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0112.1. 
  • Alves M, Music B, Nadeau DF, Anctil F. 2019. Comparing the performance of the maximum entropy production model with a land surface scheme in simulating surface energy fluxes. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres 124, 1-22, doi:10.1029/2018JD029282. 
  • Ecrepont S, Cudennec C, Anctil F, Jaffrézic A. 2019. PUB in Québec: A robust geomorphology-based deconvolution-reconvolution framework for the spatial transposition of hydrographs. Journal of Hydrology 570, 378-392. 
  • Liu H, Thiboult A, Tolson B, Anctil F, Mai J. 2019. Efficient treatment of climate data uncertainty in ensemble Kalman filter based on an existing historical climate ensemble dataset. Journal of Hydrology 568, 985-996. 
  • Grusson Y, Anctil F, Sauvage S, Sánchez Pérez JM. 2018. Coevolution of hydrological cycle components under Climate Change: The case of the Garonne River in France. Water 10, 1-25, doi:10.3390/ w10121870. 
  • Isabelle PE, Nadeau DF, Asselin MH, Harvey R, Musselman KN, Rousseau AN, Anctil F. 2018. Solar radiation transmittance of a boreal balsam fir canopy: Spatiotemporal variability and impacts on growing season hydrology. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 263, 1-14. 
  • Hajji I, Nadeau DF, Music B, Anctil F, Wang J. 2018. Application of the maximum entropy production model of evapotranspiration over partially vegetated water-limited land surfaces. Journal of Hydrometeorology 19, 989-1005. 
  • Maheu A, Anctil F, Gaborit É, Fortin V, Nadeau DF, Therrien R. 2018. A field evaluation of soil moisture modelling with the Soil, Vegetation, and Snow (SVS) land surface model using evapotranspiration observations as forcing data. Journal of Hydrology 558, 532-545. 
  • Isabelle PE, Nadeau DF, Rousseau AN, Anctil F. 2018. Water budget, performance of evapotranspiration formulations, and their impact on hydrological modeling of a small boreal peatland-dominated watershed. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 55(2), 206-220. 
  • Abaza M, Anctil F, Fortin V, Perreault L. 2017. On the incidence of meteorological and hydrological processors: Effect of resolution, sharpness and reliability of hydrological ensemble forecasts. Journal of Hydrology 555, 371-384. 
  • Seiller G, Anctil F, Roy R. 2017. Design and experimentation of an empirical multistructure framework for accurate, sharp and reliable hydrological ensembles. Journal of Hydrology 552, 313-340. 
  • Gaborit E, Fortin V, Xu X, Seglenieks F, Tolson B, Fry LM, Hunter T, Anctil F, Gronewold AD. 2017. A Hydrological Prediction System Based on the SVS Land-Surface Scheme: potential of GEM-Hydro for estimating runoff on the Lake Ontario basin, Canada. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21, 4825–4839. 
  • Abaza M, Anctil F, Fortin V, Perreault L. 2017. Hydrological evaluation of the Canadian meteorological ensemble reforecast product. Atmosphere-Ocean, 1-17, DOI: 10.1080/07055900.2017.1341384. 
  • Thiboult A, Anctil F, Ramos MH. 2017. How does the quantification of uncertainties affect the quality and value of flood early warning systems? Journal of Hydrology 551, 365-373. 
  • Grusson Y, Anctil F, Sauvage S, Sánchez Pérez JM. 2017. Assessing the climatic and temporal transposability of the SWAT model across a large contrasted watershed. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 22, 04017004. 
  • Seiller G, Roy R, Anctil F. 2017. Influence of three common calibration metrics on the diagnosis of climate change impacts on water resources. Journal of Hydrology 547, 280-295. 
  • Piña J, Tilmant A, Anctil F. 2017. Horizontal approach to assess the impact of climate change on water resources systems. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 143, 04016081. 
  • Grusson Y, Anctil F, Sauvage S, Sánchez Pérez JM. 2017. Testing the SWAT model with gridded weather data of different spatial resolutions. Water 9, 1-16, doi:10.3390/w9010054. 
  • Gaborit É, Anctil F, Pelletier G, Vanrolleghem PA. 2016. Exploring forecast-based management strategies for stormwater detention ponds. Urban Water Journal 13, 841-851. 
  • Seiller G, Anctil F. 2016. How do potential evapotranspiration formulas influence hydrological projections? Hydrological Sciences Journal 61, 2249-2266. 
  • Thiboult A, Anctil F, Boucher MA. 2016. Accounting for three sources of uncertainty in ensemble hydrological forecasting. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 20, 1809-1825. 
  • Martin E, Gascoin S, Grusson Y, Murgue C, Bardeau M, Anctil F, Ferrant S, Lardy R, Le Moigne P, Leenhardt D, Rivalland V, Sánchez Pérez JM, Sauvage S, Therond O. 2016. On the use of hydrological models and satellite data to study the water budget of river basins affected by human activities: examples from the Garonne basin of France. Surveys in Geophysics 37, 223-247. 

  • Membre de l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)

  • 2013 Prix d'excellence en enseignement de l’Université Laval – Volume pédagogique
  • 2009 Prix Raymond Gervais de l’Association pour l’enseignement de la science et de la technologie au Québec (APSQ) – Enseignement post-secondaire
  • 2009 Prix d’excellence en enseignement de l’Université Laval – Distinction
  • 2009 Prix de la ministre de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, Gouvernement du Québec – Cours universitaire de la formation à distance
  • 2008 Prix d’excellence en enseignement de l’Université Laval – Formation à distance
  • 2008 Prix Summa-Enseignement, Faculté des sciences et de génie, Université Laval
  • 1999 Médaille Keefer, Société canadienne de génie civil

  • Ph.D., génie civil (hydraulique), Université Laval, Québec
  • M.Sc., génie civil (hydraulique), Université Laval, Québec
  • B.Sc.A., génie civil, Université Laval, Québec