Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Victoria


NSERC Industrial Research Fellow (Hydro-Quebec / Ouranos)

Postdoctoral Fellow (McMaster University)

Ph.D. Hydroinformatics, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands


Yonas B. Dibike (Ph.D., P.Eng.)

Physical Scientist - Hydrologic Modelling & Hydro-Climate Impact Studies


Hydrological and hydrodynamic modeling including watershed scale hydro-climate analysis and impact studies

  • Physically based and distributed hydrological modeling of the Athabasca watershed
  • Hydrodynamic and sediment transport modeling of the lower Athabasca river system
  • Analysis and modeling of the impacts of climate variability and change on hydrology and water resources in western Canada


Sessional Instructor, Hydrology, Department of Geography, University of Victoria

Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

Manuscript Reviewer - Journal of Hydrology, Hydrological Processes, Journal of Hydroinformatics, Canadian Water Resources Journal


Dibike, Y.B., Prowse, T., Shrestha R. and Ahmed, R. (2011). Observed Trends and Future Projections of Precipitation and Temperatures in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed, Journal of Great Lakes Research, special issue on Lake Winnipeg – the Forgotten Great Lake, doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.04.005

Shrestha R, Dibike, Y.B., and Prowse, T. (2011). Modeling of climate-induced hydrologic changes in Lake Winnipeg Watersheds, Journal of Great Lakes Research, special issue on Lake Winnipeg – the Forgotten Great Lake, doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.02.004

Shrestha R, Dibike, Y.B., and Prowse, T. (2011). Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Hydrology and Nutrient Loading in the Upper Assiniboine Catchment. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 48(1): 74–89. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2011.00592.x

Dibike, Y.B., Prowse, T., Bonsal, B., de Rham, L. and Saloranta, T. (2010) Simulation of North American Lake-ice Cover Characteristics under Contemporary and Future Climate Conditions, International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.2300

Dibike, Y.B., Prowse, T., Saloranta, T. and Ahmed R. (2010) Response of Northern Hemisphere Lake-Ice Cover and Lake-Water Thermal Structure Patterns to a Changing Climate, Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.8068

Dibike, Y.B., P. Gachon, A. St-Hilaire, T.B.M.J. Ouarda and V.T.-V. Nguyen. 2008. Uncertainty analysis of statistically downscaled temperature and precipitation regimes in Northern Canada. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 91(1-4):149-170.

Dibike, Y.B. and P. Coulibaly. 2007. Validation of Hydrologic Models for Climate Scenario Simulation: The Case of Saguenay Watershed in Québec. Hydrological Processes. 21(23):3123-3135.

Dibike, Y.B. and P. Coulibaly. 2005. Hydrologic Impact of Climate Change in the Saguenay Watershed: Comparison of Downscaling Methods and Hydrologic Models. Journal of Hydrology. 307(1-4):145-163.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

     Climate Change and Processes
          Adaptation and impacts
          Trends and variability
          Inland waters
          Water quantity