François Anctil, ing., professeur titulaire
Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot - Local 2988
T. 418 656-3653
F. 418 656-5343
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-2009 Hydrologie
  • GCI-1003 Eaux vives
  • GCI-7002 Hydrologie systémique
  • GCI-7078 Analyse et modélisation de séries environnementales



Anctil F, Rousselle J, Lauzon N. 2012. Hydrologie. Cheminements de l’eau. 2ème édition. Presses Internationales polytechniques, Montréal, Canada, 418. p.

Anctil F. 2008. L’eau et ses enjeux. Les Presses de l’Université Laval / Éditions De Boeck Université, Québec, Canada, 228 p.

Anctil, F., Rousselle, J., Lauzon, N. 2005. Hydrologie. Cheminements de l'eau. Presses Internationales polytechniques, Montréal, Canada, 330. p.

Publications avec comité de lecture (depuis 2008)

Bolinder MA, Fortin JG, Anctil F, Andrén O, Kätterer T, de Jong R, Parent LE. 2012. Spatial and temporal variability of soil biological activity in the Province of Québec, Canada (45-58 oN, 1960-2009) – calculations based on climate records. Climatic Change, In Press.

Villez K, Rosén C, Anctil F, Duchesne C, Vanrolleghem PA. 2012. Qualitative Representation of Trends (QRT): Extended method for identification of consecutive inflection points. Computers & Chemical Engineering. In Press.

Gaborit É, Muschalla D, Vallet B, Vanrolleghem PA, Anctil F. 2012. Improving the performance of stormwater detention basins by real-time control using rainfall forecasts. Urban Water Journal. In Press.

Parent AC, Anctil F. 2012. Quantifying evapotranspiration of a rainfed potato crop in South-eastern Canada using eddy covariance techniques. Agricultural Water Management, In Press.

Gaborit É, Anctil F, Fortin V, Pelletier G. 2012. On the reliability of spatially disaggregated global ensemble rainfall forecasts. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9509.

Abrahart RJ, Anctil F, Coulibaly P, Dawson CW, Mount NJ, See LM, Shamseldin AY, Solomatine DP, Toth E, Wilby RL. 2012. Two decades of anarchy? Emerging themes and outstanding challenges for neural network river forecasting. Progress in Physical Geography 36(4), 480-513.

Seiller G, Anctil F, Perrin C. 2012. Multimodel evaluation of twenty lumped hydrological models under contrasted climate conditions. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 16, 1171–1189.

Parent LE, de Almeida CX, Hernandes A, Egozcue JJ, Gülser C, Bolinder MA, Kätterer T, Andrén O, Parent SE, Anctil F, Centurion JF, Natale W. 2012. Compositional analysis for an unbiased measure of soil aggregation. Geoderma 179-180, 123-131.

Boucher MA, Tremblay D, Delorme L, Perreault L, Anctil F. 2012. Hydro-economic assessment of hydrological forecasting systems. Journal of Hydrology 416–417, 133–144.

Brochero D, Anctil F, Gagné C. 2011. Simplifying a Hydrological Ensemble Prediction System with a Backward Greedy Selection of Members, Part II: Generalization in Time and Space. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 15, 3327-3341.

Brochero D, Anctil F, Gagné C. 2011. Simplifying a Hydrological Ensemble Prediction System with a Backward Greedy Selection of Members, Part I: Optimization Criteria. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 15, 3307-3325.

Tremblay L, Laroque M, Anctil F, Rivard C. 2011. Teleconnections and interannual variability in Canadian groundwater levels. Journal of Hydrology 410, 178-188.

Fortin JG, Bolinder MA, Anctil F, Kätterer T, Andrén O, Parent LE. 2011. Effects of climatic data low-pass ?ltering on the ICBM temperature- and moisture-based soil biological activity factors in a cool and humid climate. Ecological Modelling 222, 3050-3060.

Anctil F, Pelletier G. 2011. Analyse en ondelettes de fluctuations de débit en réseau de distribution d’eau potable. Revue des sciences de l’eau, 24, 25-33.

Boucher MA, Anctil F, Perreault L, Tremblay D. 2011. A comparison between ensemble and deterministic hydrological forecasts in an operational context. Advances in Geosciences, 29, 85-94.

Velázquez JA, Anctil F, Ramos MH, Perrin C. 2011. Can a multi-model approach improve hydrological ensemble forecasting? A study on 29 French catchments using 16 hydrological model structures. Advances in Geosciences, 29, 33-42.

Velázquez JA, Anctil F, Perrin C. 2010. Performance and reliability of multimodel hydrological ensemble simulations based on seventeen lumped models and a thousand catchments. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14, 2303-2317.

Fortin JG, Anctil F, Parent LE, Bolinder MA. 2010. A neural network experiment on the site-specific simulation of potato tuber growth in Eastern Canada. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 73, 126-132.

Yonaba H, Anctil F, Fortin V. 2010. Comparing sigmoid transfer function for neural network multistep ahead streamflow forecasting. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 15, 275-283.

Boucher MA, Laliberté JP, Anctil F. 2010. An experiment on the evolution of an ensemble of neural networks for streamflow forecasting. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14, 603-612.

Gaborit E, Pelletier G, Vanrolleghem PA, Anctil F. 2010. Simulation du débit de la rivière Saint-Charles, première source d’eau potable de la ville de Québec. Revue canadienne de génie civil, 37, 311-321.

Han KS, Viau AA, Anctil F. 2010. Hourly evapotranspiration derived from NOAA-AVHRR visible andGOES-IMAGER thermal infrared data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31, 2817-2836.

Rivard C, Vigneault H, Piggott AR, Laroque M, Anctil F. 2009. Groundwater recharge trends in Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 46, 841-854.

Velázquez JA, Petit T, Lavoie A, Boucher MA, Turcotte R, Fortin V, Anctil F. 2009. An evalu-ation of the Canadian Global Meteorological Ensemble Prediction System for short-term hydrological forecasting. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13, 2221-2231.

Pelletier G, Anctil F, Filion M. 2009. Characterization of One-Hour Rainfall Temporal Patterns using a Kohonen Neural Network – A Quebec City Case Study. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 36, 980-990.

Boucher MA, Perreault L, Anctil F. 2009. Tools for the assessment of hydrological ensemble forecasts obtained by neural networks. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 11, 297-307.

Anctil F, Filion M, Tournebize J. 2009. A neural network experiment on the simulation of daily nitrate-nitrogen and suspended sediment fluxes from a small agricultural catchment, Ecological Modelling, 220, 879-887.

Fortin JG, Parent LE, Anctil F, Bolinder MA. 2008. Neural network to simulate potato tuber yield in Eastern Canada. ISHS Acta Horticulturae 802.

Lévesque É, Lamontagne L, van Griensven A, Vanrolleghem PA, Anctil F. 2008. Méthodologie pour l’adaptation de données physiographiques canadiennes au modèle de qualité de l’eau SWAT. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 7, 453-466.

Fortin V, Therrien C, Anctil F. 2008. Correcting wind-induced bias in solid precipitations measurements using limited and uncertain data. Hydrological Processes, 22, 3393-3402.

Lévesque É, Anctil F, van Griensven A, Beauchamp N. 2008. Evaluation of streamflow simulation by SWAT model for two small watersheds under snowmelt and rainfall. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 53(5), 961-976.

Anctil F, Lauzon N, Filion M. 2008. Added gains of soil moisture content observations for streamflow predictions using neural networks. Journal of Hydrology, 359, 225-234.

Villez K, Rosén C, Anctil F, Duchesne C, Vanrolleghem PA. 2008. Qualitative representation of trends: an alternative approach to process diagnosis and control. Water Science & Technology, 57: 1525-1532.

Anctil F, Pratte A, Parent LE, Bolinder MA. 2008. Non-stationary temporal characterization of the temperature profile of a soil exposed to frost in south-eastern Canada. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 15: 409-416.

Fortin J, Anctil F, Parent LE, Bolinder MA. 2008. Comparison of empirical daily surface incoming solar radiation models. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148: 1332-1340.

Parent AC, Anctil F, Cantin V, Boucher MA. 2008. Neural Network Input Selection for Hydrological Forecasting affected by Snowmelt. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 44: 687-688.

Macaigne P, Parent LE, Anctil F. 2008. Single-hole soil sampling for nitrogen in the potato hill. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 39: 1486-1492.

Parent AC, Bélanger MC, Parent LE, Santerre R, Viau AA, Anctil F, Bolinder MA, Tremblay C. 2008. Soil properties and landscape factors affecting maize yield under wet spring conditions in eastern Canada. Biosystems Engineering, 99: 134-144.


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

Formation et expériences professionnelles


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


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