Dr Vincent Vionnet joined the Centre for Hydrology in September 2017 as a Research Scientist, member of the Global Water Future (GWF)’s Core Modeling Team . He holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique (France) and a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the Paris Est University (France). Before joining GWF, he was working as a research scientist at the Snow Research Center (Météo France) in Grenoble, in the heart of the French Alps. He has a strong expertise in modelling of the snow cover in mountainous terrain and its interactions with the atmosphere in support of avalanche hazard, hydrological and numerical weather forecasting. In particular, he has proposed innovative modeling strategies to improve our current understanding of blowing and drifting snow in alpine terrain. At present, he is participating in the GWF project by developing and evaluating the current and the next generations of snowpack and hydrological forecasting systems in the Canadian Rockies. He is based at the Canadian Meteorological Center (Environment and Climate Change Canada) in Montréal (Québec).