Professeur Raphael Tshimanga, PhD Hydrologie

Actuellement Directeur du Centre de Recherche en Ressources en Eau du Bassin du Congo [CRREBaC],

Research Fellow de la Société Royale de Grande Bretagne et de l’Académie Africaine des Sciences,

Son parcours professionnel est riche en consultance auprès des organismes internationaux en RDC et dans plusieurs autres Pays du monde. Le Professeur est un concepteur, enseignant mais aussi homme de terrain.

Ci-dessous quelques publications dont le Professeur Raphaël Tshimanga est Auteur ou Co-auteur, preuve de son engagement pour l’amélioration de connaissances et la promotion du bassin du Congo.

Articles à comité de lecture dans les revues à facteur d’impacts

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  • Tshimanga, R.M., Bola, G.,  Kabuya, P., Nkaba, L., Neal, J., Hawker, L., Trigg A.M., Bates,P., Hughes, A.D.,  Hughes, Laraque, A., Woods, R., Wagener,, T., 2020. Towards a framework of catchment classification for hydrologic predictions and water resources management in the ungauged basin of the Congo River: An a priori approach. Under review: American Geophysical Union – AGU Willey .
  • Tshimanga, R.M., Trigg,A.M., Neal, J., Ndomba,P., Hughes, D.,  Carr, A,B., Kabuya, P.,  Bola,G.,  Mushi, A.C.,  Beya, J., Ngandu, F., Mokango, G., Mtalo, F.,  Bates, P., 2020.New measurements of Congo River water dynamics and sediment transport. Under review: American Geophysical Union – AGU Willey.
  • Carr, A.B., Trigg, M.A., Tshimanga, R.M., Borman, J.D., Smith, M.W. 2019. Greater Water Surface Variability Revealed by New Congo River Field Data: Implications for Satellite Altimetry Measurements of Large Rivers. Geophysical Research Letters https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL083720
  • Mushi, C.A., Ndomba,P.M., Trigg, M.A., Tshimanga, R.M., Mtalo, F. 2019. Assessment of basin-scale soil erosion within the Congo River Basin: A review. Catena 178 (2019) 64–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2019.02.030
  • Beighley, E., Tshimanga, R.M., N’Kaya, M. G, 2019.  Establishing science campaigns in sub-Saharan Africa, Eos, 100, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO117249.
  • Kim, D., Lee, H., Laraque, A., Tshimanga, R.M., Yuan, T., Jung, H.C., Beighley, E., Chang, C. 2017. Mapping spatio-temporal water level variations over the central Congo River using PALSAR ScanSAR and Envisat altimetry data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2017 Vol. 38, No. 23, 7021–7040. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2017.1371867
  • Yuan, T., Lee, H., Jung, H.C.,   Aierken, A., Beighley, E., Alsdorf, D., Tshimanga, R.M., Kim, D. 2017. Absolute water storages in the Congo River floodplains from integration of InSAR and satellite radar altimetry. Remote Sensing of Environment 201 (2017) 57–72.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.09.003.
  • Alsdorf, D., Beighley, E., Laraque, A., Lee, H., Tshimanga, R.M.,  O’Loughlin, F., Mahe, G., Dinga, B., Moukandi, G., Spencer, R.G.M. 2016. Opportunities for Hydrologic Research in the Congo Basin. Reviews of Geophycs, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016RG000517/full.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., Hughes, D.A., 2014. Basin-scale performance of a semidistributed rainfall-runoff model for hydrological predictions and water resources assessment of large rivers: The Congo River, Water Resour. Res., 50,doi:10.1002/2013WR014310
  • Hughes, D.A., Tshimanga, R.M., Sithabile, T., Tanner, J., 2013. Simulating Wetland Impacts on Streamflow in Southern Africa Using a Monthly Hydrological Model. Journal of Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9725
  • Tshimanga, R.M., Hughes, D.A., 2012. Climate change and impacts on the hydrology of the Congo Basin: the case of the northern sub-basins of the Oubangui and Sangha Rivers. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 50–52 (2012) 72–83
  • Tshimanga, R.M., Hughes, D.A., Kapangaziwiri, E., 2011. Understanding hydrological processes and estimating model parameter values in large basins: The case of the Congo River Basin.  IAHS Publ.345: 17-22.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., Hughes, D.A., Kapangaziwiri, E., 2011. Initial calibration of a semi-distributed rainfall-runoff model for the Congo River Basin. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 36: 14-15.
  • Hughes, D.A., Tshimanga, M.R., Sithabile, T., 2010. Simulating the hydrology and water resources of large rivers in southern Africa. Global Change-Facing Risks and Threats to Water Resources. IAHS Publ.340: 591-597, 2010.Tshimanga, R.M., Ndomba, P. M., 2008. Environmental water requirements rapid assessment (Downstream of the Hydropower Plant of Lower Kihansi), Nile Basin Water Engineering Scientific Magazine, Vol. 1, October 2008, 12-21.

Livres

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  • Tshimanga, R.M., Alsdorf, D., Laraque, A., Hughes, D.A., Gulemvuga, G., Mahe, G., 2016. Hydrology of Large Rivers: the Congo River Basin. In Handbook of Applied Hydrology (Ed. Vijay Singh), ISBN:9780071835091, McGraw-Hill Education 2016
  • Tshimanga, R.M., Tshitenge, JM., Kabuya, P., Alsdorf, D., Mahe, G., Kibukusa , G., Lukanda V., 2016. A Regional Perceptive of Flood Forecasting and Disaster Management Systems for the Congo River Basin. In Flood Forecasting: A Global Persepective (Eds. Thomas E Adams and Thomas C. Pagano), ISBN: 978-0-12-801884-2, ELSEVIER.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2016. Water and food systems in the Congo rainforest. In Water and Food, A history of water, ser. 3, v. 3 (Eds. Terje, and Terje Oestigaard), ISBN: 9781780768717, I. B. Tauris 2016.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2009. The Congo Nile: Water Uses, Policies and Challenges, in the river nile in the post-colonial age, conflict and cooperation in the nile basin countries, I. B. Tauris & Company, Li. 2009.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2009. Traditional Systems of Water and Water Resources Management Along the Upper Congo River. In Water, Culture and Identity: Comparing Past and Present Traditions in the Nile Basin Region.  BRIC Press, Bergen, 2009, 272 pp. ISBN 978-82-7453-080-5.

Rapports Techniques

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  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2017. Conception d’un Réseau Optimal de Suivi Hydrométéorologique et Climatique du Bassin Versant de Kasaï. Consultancy report, African Development Bank/ Ministry of Rural Development, No 140/PRISE-BAD/UEP/CN/SC/CI/PM/03/2018.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2017. Integrated Water Resources Management Plan for the Union of Comoros, Consultancy report, UNOPS. Contract No: 72841-P65506-L0-00.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2016. National IWRM Road Map for the Union of Comoros. Consultancy report submitted to UNOPS. Contract No: 72841-P62241-00.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2015. Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the Mutsamudu River, Anjouan, Comoros. Consultancy reprt, UNOPS. 2015/llCA-SP/58303/UNOPS.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2015. Water Resources Assessment of the Mutsamudu Watershed. Consultancy, UNOPS. 2015/llCA-SP/58303/UNOPS.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2015.  Development of a Water Evaluation And Planning (WEAP) model for the Congo River Basin. Contribution report submitted for the World Bank Project on Enhancing the Resilience of African Infrastructures to Climate Changes https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/21875.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2012. Mid-Term Evaluation of the UNDP/GEF Project on Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for Lake Tanganyika. Consultancy report, UNOPS. UNOPS contract No.2011/LICA-SP/26296.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2008. The Status of IWRM Implementation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Consultancy report submitted to the Nile Basin Initiative for the study of assessment of the level of IWRM implementation in the Nile region. UNOPS contract No. CA-ATP-07/008.
  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2007. Capacity Building Actions in Groundwater Management Issues as an Aspect of IWRM for the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Findings of a regional study for the six counties of Nile basin region (Burundi, DRCongo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda). Capnet, UNDP, BGR.https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africaGroundwaterAtlas/atlas.cfc?method=ViewDetails&id=AGLA004021

Présentations aux conférences scientifiques internationales

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September 2018:Towards a Framework of Catchment Classification for Hydrological Predictions and Water Resources Management in Ungauged Basins of the Congo River. AGU Chapman Conference, 25-27 Sept.2018, Washington DC, USA. https://agu.confex.com/agu/18chapman4/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/342139.
September 2018:Quantifying Water Resources Availability and Assessing Water Use Scenarios for the Congo River Basin. AGU Chapman Conference, 25-27 Sept.2018, Washington DC, USA.
https://agu.confex.com/agu/18chapman4/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/343165
September 2018:Strengthening research capacity for improved water resources management in the Congo basin: the case of the Congo Basin Water Resources Research Center – CRREBaC. AGU Chapman Conference, 25-27 Sept.2018, Washington DC, USA.
https://agu.confex.com/agu/18chapman4/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/471864
May 2018:Potential of Accoustic Doppler Technology for Large Scale in-situ Measurements of the Congo River. 3rd International Conference on African Large River Basin Hydrology (ICALRBH). Algeria.
Octobre 2012: An a priori Approach to Model Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Analysis in Large Catchments of the Congo River Basin. 90th IAHS-PUB decade, Delft, The Netherlands.
Octobre 2012:Assessing the Potential Use of Regional Flow Duration Curves for Hydrological Predictions in Large Catchments of the Congo River Basin. 16th SANCHIAS Symposium. Pretoria, RSA 2012.
Septembre 2012:Climate Change and Impacts on the Hydrology of the Congo Basin. Atelier sur “Socio-economic Consequences of Climate Change in Sub-Equatorial Africa”. Atelier de dissemination organisee par l’Univerite d’Oslo, Univerisite de Malawi et le ministere de l’environment et changement climatiue de Malawi. Malawi, 2012.
Octobre 2011:On Perceptual Model for Informed Modelling Decision in Large River Basin. The Case of the Congo Basin. 15th SANCHIAS Symposium. Grahamstown, RSA 2012.
Septembre 2011:Atelier Régional sur le Changement Climatique et la Pêche dans les Pays de Grands Lacs. Autorite de Lac Tanganyika. Nairobi 2012.
Juillet 2011:Understanding hydrological processes and estimating model parameter values in large basins: The case of the Congo River Basin. 25th Symposium de l’Union Internationale pour la Géodésie et Géophysique, Melbourne, Australie 2011.
Octobre 2010Initial calibration of the Pitman rainfall-runoff model for the Congo River Basin. Waternet Symposium, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 2012.
Novembre 2008Environmental Water Requirements in the context of competing uses: proceedings of the Nile Basin Development Forum, November 2008, Khartoum, Sudan.