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Research Groups - Department Of Hydrology

Department of Hydrology carries out basic or applied scientific research activities, studies, develops projects and other creative activities, according to the provisions of the Statute of UPT, and specific objectives of Department of Hydrology.

Department of Hydrology guarantees the integration of research activity in that of teaching.

Department of Hydrology has the obligation to make public his activity, as well as the relevant results, except in special cases, which are regulated legal acts or bylaws.

Department of Hydrology is composed by two research-teaching groups:

  1. Research-teaching group of Hydrological research
  2. Research-teaching group of Hydraulic research
  3. Research-teaching group of Bio-Energy and Forest Fires research
  4. Research Teaching Group of Hydrologic Hazards and Forest Fire Risk forecast

The Research-Teaching Group of Hydrological research is responsible for: hydrological control and monitoring of surface waters in Albania and freshwater groundwater, maintenance of manual hydrological network, maintenance of automatic hydrological network, collection of hydrological information from manual network, monitoring of flows, updating of the archive with hydrological data obtained from network observations. The research-teaching group of hydrological research analyzes and processes the hydrological information by returning the water levels in discharge using the flow rating curves and checking the series. This group, in addition to conducting research activities, also participates in national and international projects in order to improve the transmission, processing and dissemination of information and the implementation of various hydrological analyzes. The importance of participating in the projects of this research group is dedicated to the improvement of the Monitoring Network. 

The Research-Teaching Group of Hydraulic research is responsible for: The study of water flows using topographic field data and hydrological data which can be flow hydrographs generated by the hydrological model or flow hydrographs provided by the hydrological study for different return periods. The research-teaching group of Hydraulic research constructs and calibrates mathematical models for different discharges using data of water level measurements from hydrological stations (manual or on-line). In case of possible flood determines the maps of the flood extent, flood depths of the maximum flood as well as the distribution dynamic of the flood hydrograph.

The research-teaching group of Bio-Energy and Forest Fires research is responsible for: Carrying out studies on the properties of biomass usable for bio-energy and assessing the potential energy of this biomass. These estimates are performed using different coefficients based on different technologies used for the production of Bio-energy. The group also assesses the risk of biomass for fires and engages in forest fire risk forecasting, engaging in the compilation of the Bulletin of Natural Hazards, 365 days a year. The Bio-Energy and Forest Fire Study Group makes in-depth assessments of the accuracy of the fire hazard forecast and offers ideas for improving this forecast.

Research Teaching Group of Hydrologic Hazards and Forest Fire Risk forecast, processes information and analyzes hydrological data related to "Flood" warning. Processes information and analyzes forest biomass fire data related to forest fire warning. Carries out hydrological forecasting, as well as compiles dedicated analyzes and reports in accordance with the special requirements of the instances related to floods. Carries out the forecast of forest fires, as well as compiles bulletins, analyzes and dedicated reports in accordance with the special requirements of the instances related to floods. Participates actively in projects and inter-institutional meetings aiming to improve information on floods and forest fires. In the framework of forecasting extreme natural events, it contributes to the compilation of the information in bulletin "Bulletin of Natural Hazards".