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Françoise Bichai
Bacc. Génie civil, École Polytechnique; M.Sc.A. Génie civil (environnement), École Polytechnique; Ph.D. Génie civil (environnement), École Polytechnique

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 4256 Fax: (514) 340-3981 Room: B-431.4.1
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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Integrated urban water management-Resilience and risk management in urban water systems
  • Alternative water systems, decentralized and hybrid systems, stormwater harvesting and wastewater reuse
  • Drinking water quality, microbial risk associated to water uses and public health
  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA)
  • Transport of pathogens by higher organisms (zooplankton, nematodes)
  • Impacts of climate change on urban water systems
  • Impacts of natural and anthropogenic disasters on urban water systems
  • Urban water security strategies
  • Water Safety Plans
  • Water services management and governance
  • Interdisciplinarity in water research and education
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1007 Water resources and supply
  • 1501 Water quality, pollution

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Bichai, F., Smeets, P., Barrette, S., Deere, D., Ashbolt, N.J. & Ferrero, G. (2022). Water safety management during the initial phase of the Covid-19 pandemic: challenges, responses and guidance. International Journal of Water Resources Development. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2021.2016378
Journal article
Susnik, J., Jussah, O., Orabi, M.O.M., Abubakar, M.C., Quansah, R.F., Yahaya, W., Adonadaga, J.A., Cossa, C., Ferrato, J., Cossa, C.A., Hadi, W., Yuniarto, A., Marsono, B.D., Purnomo, A., Bichai, F. & Zevenbergen, C. (2021). Comparative assessment of alternative water supply contributions across five data-scarce cities. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 24 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2021.1964449
Journal article
Leveque, B., Burnet, J.B., Dorner, S. & Bichai, F. (2021). Impact of climate change on the vulnerability of drinking water intakes in a northern region. Sustainable Cities and Society, 66, 22 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102656
Journal article
Kammoun, R., Barrette, S., Bichai, F., Dorner, S. & Prevost, M. (2020). A hydrocarbon pipeline spill risk assessment framework for drinking water supply. AWWA Water Science, 2(4), 14 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1002/aws2.1181

Teaching

CIV8360 Water Resources Management

CIV6319 Resilience of Urban Water Systems

Supervision at Polytechnique

COMPLETED

  • Master's Thesis (3)

    • Bouattour, O. (2021). Caractérisation de l’impact de cellules de biorétention sur la qualité et la quantité des eaux pluviales à Trois-Rivières, Québec (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/9184/
    • Léveque, B. (2020). Analyse des vulnérabilités des prises d'eau potable de la rivière des Mille Îles (Québec) aux étiages estivaux en contexte de changements globaux par une approche ascendante (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/5253/
    • Barrette, S. (2018). Vulnérabilité des usines de traitement d'eau potable de la région métropolitaine de Montréal aux déversements accidentels d'oléoducs (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/3085/

News about Françoise Bichai

NEWS | June 29, 2022
The Fonds de recherche du Québec award nearly $565,000 in research grants to seven Polytechnique Montréal professors | Read