All posts by Amaël Poulain

Rochefort Cave lab on TV

The underground work of the KARAG team was presented on Belgium national televion (La Une) 28th of September at 12:40 PM! The small documentary focuses on the Rochefort cave laboratory and the measurements made in the vadose zone of the Givetian karst aquifer (click on the picture to watch the video).

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover our work 😉



A first PhD for KARAG

Amaël Poulain presented his PhD thesis last week, in the framework of the KARAG project.

Follow this link to see the Prezi presentation :

The thesis file may be downloaded at the following URL :

Remember that Arnaud Watlet will also present his PhD thesis in Geophysics this year. Stay tuned for more information !


Phd thesis defense

On the 6th of September 2017, Amaël Poulain will present his PhD thesis in the framework of the KARAG project. He will present 4 years of research about phreatic and vadose zones hydrogeology in karst aquifers and specifically a focus on the Lomme Karst System in Rochefort.

The thesis jury :

  • Prof. Vincent Hallet (University oy Namur – Promoter)
  • Prof. Johan Yans (University of Namur – President)
  • Prof. Olivier Kaufmann (University of Mons)
  • Prof. Marnik Vanclooster (Catholic University of Louvain)
  • Prof. Pascal Goderniaux (University of Mons)
  • Prof. Hervé Jourde (University of Montpellier – France)

The defense will start at 4PM in the M01 room (Faculty of Medicine – University of Namur). Access via Place du Palais de justice (lien Street View)

Abstract in french

The defense is public

KARAG at the Geologica Belgica Meeting 2016

GB2016The KARAG team was well represented during the 5th Geologica Belgica Meeting in Mons (26-29/01/2016) with 5 members !

The geo-electrical approach was presented by O. Kaufmann during the Hydrogeology session while A. Watlet give a talk about the gravimetric measurements in the Rochefort Cave Laboratory.

In addition, the multi-scale approach was presented with a poster during the entire congress. The poster also presents the different members of the KARAG team.

The KARAG team
The KARAG team


Young Karst Researcher Prize 2015

The KARAG project was awarded at the International Conference on Groundwater in Karst in Birmingham (20-26 June 2015). A. Poulain received the Young Karst Researcher Prize 2015 by the Karst Commission of the International Association of Hydrogeologists.Young Karst Researcher Prize 2015The winners of the prize (left to right) : Nico Goldscheider, Amaël Poulain, Sandra Oehlmann, Caroline Dubois, John Gunn and Stephen Worthington (Photo : Andy Kendall)