Selected publications

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Rongier, G., P. Caulon, P. Renard, J. Straubhaar and J. Sausse, 2016, Comparing connected structures in ensemble of random fields. Advances in Water Resources, 96: 145-169. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.07.008

Bonneau, F., G. Caumon and P. Renard, 2016, Impact of a stochastic sequential initiation of fractures on the spatial correlations and connectivity of discrete fracture networks. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. doi:10.1002/2015JB012451

Hendrick, M., and P. Renard, 2016, Fractal Dimension, Walk Dimension and Conductivity Exponent of Karst Networks around Tulum. Frontiers in Physics, 4(27): 1-8. doi:10.3389/fphy.2016.00027

Schiller, A., and P. Renard, 2016, An optical laser device for mapping 3D geometry of underwater karst structures: first tests in the Ox Bel�Ha system, Yucatan, Mexico. Bolet�n Geol�gico y Minero, 127 (1): 99-110.

Straubhaar, J., P. Renard, and G. Mariethoz, 2016, Conditioning multiple-point statistics simulations to block data. Spatial statistics. 26: 53-71. doi:10.1016/j.spasta.2016.02.005

Borghi, A., P. Renard, and F. Cornaton, 2016, Can one identify karst conduit networks geometry and properties from hydraulic and tracer test data ? Advances in Water Resources 90:99-115 doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.02.009


Pirot, G., J. Straubhaar and P. Renard, 2015, A pseudo genetic model of coarse braided-river deposits. Water Resources Research. 51(12): 9595�9611, doi:10.1002/2015WR017078

Glenz, D., P. Renard, P. Brunner, P. Perrochet, H. Rovina et A. Vogel, 2015, Caract�risation de l�aquif�re superficiel de la plaine du Rh�ne entre Sierre et Evionnaz (Suisse). in Le Rh�ne, entre nature et soci�t�, textes r�unis par E. Reynard, M. Ev�quoz-Dayen, et G. Borel, Sion, 2015 (Cahiers de Vallesia, 29), p. 109-128.

Linde, N., P. Renard, T. Mukerji and J. Caers, 2015, Geological realism in hydrogeological and geophysical inverse modeling: A review. Advances in Water Resources. 86(A): 86-101. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.09.019

Pirot, G., P. Renard, E. Huber, J. Straubhaar and P. Huggenberger, 2015, Influence of conceptual model uncertainty on contaminant transport forecasting in braided river aquifers. Journal of Hydrology. 531(1): 124�141, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.07.036

Mariethoz, G., J. Straubhaar, P. Renard, T. Chugunova, and P. Biver, 2015, Constraining distance-based multipoint simulations to proportions and trends, Environmental Modelling & Software. 72: 184�197. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.07.007

Dickson, N.E.M., J.-C. Comte, P. Renard, J.A. Straubhaar, J.M. McKinley and U. Ofterdinger, 2015, Integrating aerial geophysical data in multiple-point statistics simulations to assist groundwater flow models. Hydrogeology Journal 23: 883�900. doi:10.1007/s10040-015-1258-x

De Keuleneer, F. and Ph. Renard, 2015, Can shallow open-loop hydrothermal well-doublets help remediate seawater intrusion? Hydrogeology Journal. 23(4): 619-629. doi:10.1007/s10040-015-1230-9

Borghi, A., Ph. Renard, and G. Courrioux, 2015, Generation of 3D spatially variable anisotropy for groundwater flow simulations. Groundwater: 53(6) 955�958. doi:10.1111/gwat.12295

Borghi, A., Ph. Renard, L. Fournier, and F. Negro, 2015, Stochastic fracture generation accounting for the stratification orientation in a folded environment based on an implicit geological model. Engineering Geology. 187: 135�142. doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2014.12.019

Scheidt, C., P. Renard, and J. Caers, 2015, Prediction-Focused Subsurface Modeling: Investigating the Need for Accuracy in Flow-Based Inverse Modeling. Mathematical Geosciences. 47:173�191 doi:10.1007/s11004-014-9521-6


Oriani, F., J. Straubhaar, P. Renard, and G. Mariethoz, 2014, Simulation of rainfall time series from different climatic regions using the direct sampling technique. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18:3015�3031. doi:10.5194/hess-18-3015-2014

Mariethoz G. and P. Renard, 2014, Special Issue on 20 Years of Multiple-Point Statistics: Part 2. Mathematical Geosciences. 46: 517-518 doi:10.1007/s11004-014-9545-y

Renard P. and G. Mariethoz, 2014, Special Issue on 20 Years of Multiple-Point Statistics: Part 1. Mathematical Geosciences. 46: 129-131 doi:10.1007/s11004-014-9524-3

Pirot, G. , P. Renard, and J. Straubhaar, 2014, Simulation of braided river elevation model time series with Multiple-Point Statistics. Geomorphology. 214: 148-156 doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.01.022

Mariethoz, G. , A. Comunian, I. Irarrazaval, and P. Renard, 2014, Analog-based meandering channel simulation. Water Resources Research. Accepted. doi:10.1002/2013WR013730

Oriani, F., and P. Renard, 2014, Binary upscaling on complex heterogeneities: The role of geometry and connectivity. Advances in Water Resources: Accepted. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.12.003

Diem, S., P. Renard, and M. Schirmer, 2014, Assessing the effect of different river water level interpolation schemes on modeled groundwater residence times. Journal of Hydrology. Accepted doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.12.049

Ofterdinger, U., P. Renard and S. Loew, 2014, Hydraulic subsurface measurements and hydrodynamic modelling as indicators for groundwater flow systems in the Rotondo granite, Central Alps (Switzerland). Hydrological Processes. 28(2):255-278 doi:10.1002/hyp.9568


Josnin, J.-Y., S. Galino, and P. Renard, 2013, Can electrical conductivity data from a single pumping test provide information about the location of a neighboring mixing zone between two aquifers? An example from Aix-les-Bains/Marlioz (Savoie, France). Journal of Hydrology. 502:68-76 doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.07.029

Diem, S., P. Renard, and M. Schirmer, 2013, New Methods to Estimate 2D Water Level Distributions of Dynamic Rivers. GroundWater. 51(6):847�854 doi:10.1111/gwat.12005

Kessler, T.C., A. Comunian, F. Oriani, P. Renard, B. Nilsson, K.E. Klint, and P.L. Bjerg, 2013, Modeling Fine-Scale Geological Heterogeneity�Examples of Sand Lenses in Tills. GroundWater. 51(5):692-705 doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.01015.x

Bonneau, F., V. Henrion, G. Caumon, P. Renard, and J. Sausse, 2013, A methodology for pseudo-genetic stochastic modeling of discrete fracture networks. Computers and Geosciences. 56(2):13-22 doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2013.02.004

Straubhaar, J., A. Walgenwitz, and P. Renard, 2013, Parallel multiple-point statistics algorithm based on list and tree structures. Mathematical Geosciences. 45(2):131-147 doi:10.1007/s11004-012-9437-y

Vuilleumier, C. , A. Borghi, P. Renard, D. Ottowitz, A. Schiller, R. Supper, and F. Cornaton , 2013, A method for the stochastic modeling of karstic systems accounting for geophysical data: an example of application in the region of Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico). Hydrogeology Journal. 21(3):529-544 doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0944-1

Renard, P. and D. Allard, 2013, Connectivity metrics for subsurface flow and transport. Advances in Water Resources. 51(1):168-196 doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.12.001

Kerrou, J., P. Renard, F. Cornaton and P. Perrochet, 2013, Stochastic forecasts of seawater intrusion towards sustainable groundwater management: application to the Korba aquifer (Tunisia). Hydrogeology Journal. 21(2):425-440 doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0911-x

Ginsbourger, D., B. Rosspopoff, G. Pirot, N.Durrande, and P. Renard, 2013, Distance-based kriging relying on proxy simulations for inverse conditioning. Advances in Water Resources. 52:275-291 doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.11.019

Meerschman, E., Pirot, G., Mariethoz, G., Straubhaar, J., Van Meirvenne, M. and Renard, P. 2013. A practical guide to performing multiple-point statistical simulations with the Direct Sampling algorithm. Computers & Geosciences. 52:307-324 doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2012.09.019


Mariethoz, G., M. F. McCabe and P. Renard, 2012, Spatiotemporal reconstruction of gaps in multivariate fields using the direct sampling approach. Water Resources Research. doi:10.1029/2012WR012115

Allard, D., A. Comunian, and P. Renard, 2012, Probability Aggregation Methods in Geoscience. Mathematical Geosciences. 44(5):545-581 doi:10.1007/s11004-012-9396-3

dell�Arciprete, D., R. Bersezio, F. Felletti, M. Giudici, A. Comunian, and P. Renard, 2012, Comparison of three geostatistical methods for hydrofacies simulation: a test on alluvial sediments, Hydrogeology Journal, 20(2): 299-311, doi:10.1007/s10040-011-0808-0.

Comunian, A., P. Renard and J. Straubhaar, 2012, 3D multiple-point statistics simulation using 2D training images. Computers and Geosciences. 40(1):49�65, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2011.07.009

Borghi, A., P. Renard, and S. Jenni, 2012, A pseudo-genetic stochastic model to generate karstic networks. Journal of Hydrology. 414-415(1): 516-529, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.11.032


Renard, P. J. Straubhaar, J. Caers, and G. Mariethoz, 2011, Conditioning facies simulations with connectivity data. Mathematical Geosciences. 43(8):879-903 doi:10.1007/s11004-011-9363-4

Mariethoz, G., P. Renard, and J. Straubhaar, 2011, Extrapolating the fractal characteristics of an image using scale-invariant multiple-point statistics. Mathematical Geosciences. 43(7):783-797, doi:10.1007/s11004-011-9362-5

Bayer, P., P. Huggenberger, P. Renard and A. Comunian, 2011, Three-dimensional high resolution fluvio-glacial aquifer analog: Part 1: Field study. Journal of Hydrology 405(1):1-9, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.03.038

Comunian, A. , P. Renard, J. Straubhaar and P. Bayer, 2011, Three-dimensional high resolution fluvio-glacial aquifer analog � Part 2: Geostatistical modeling. Journal of Hydrology 405(1):10-23

Straubhaar, J., P. Renard, G. Mariethoz, R. Froidevaux, and O. Besson, 2011, An improved parallel multiple-point algorithm using a list approach. Mathematical Geosciences. 43(3): 305�328, doi:10.1007/s11004-011-9328-7


Mariethoz, G., P. Renard and J. Caers, 2010, Bayesian inverse problem and optimization with Iterative Spatial Resampling. Water Resources Research. 46(W11530), doi:10.1029/2010WR009274

Mariethoz, G., P. Renard and J. Straubhaar, 2010, The Direct Sampling method to perform multiple-points geostatistical simulations. Water Resources Research. 46(W11536) doi:10.1029/2008WR007621

Kerrou, J., P. Renard, G. Lecca and J. Tarhouni, 2010, Grid-enabled Monte Carlo analysis of the impacts of uncertain discharge rates on seawater intrusion in the Korba aquifer (Tunisia), Hydrological Sciences Journal, 55(8): 1325-1336. doi:10.1080/02626667.2010.519706

Cossu, R, M. Petitdidier, J. Linford, V. Badoux, L. Fusco, B. Gotab, L. Hluchy, G. Lecca, F. Murgia, C. Plevier, P. Renard, H. Schwichtenberg, W.S. de Cerff, V. Tran, G Vetois, 2010, A roadmap for a dedicated Earth Science Grid platform, Earth Science Informatics. 3(3): 135-148

Mariethoz, G. and P. Renard, 2010, Reconstruction of partial images and super-resolution using direct sampling, Mathematical Geosciences. doi:10.1007/s11004-010-9270-0, 42(3): 245�268

Alcolea, A., and P. Renard, 2010, The Blocking Moving Window algorithm. Conditioning Multiple-Point Simulations to Hydrogeological data. Water Resources Research. 46: W08511, doi:10.1029/2009WR007943.

Kerrou, J., P. Renard and J. Tarhouni, 2010, Status of the Korba groundwater resources (Tunisia): observations 5 and three-dimensional modelling of seawater intrusion. Hydrogeology Journal. 18(5):1173-1190 doi:10.1007/s10040-010-0573-5

Kerrou, J., and P. Renard, 2010, A numerical analysis of dimensionality and heterogeneity effects on advective dispersive seawater intrusion processes. Hydrogeology Journal. doi:10.1007/s10040-009-0533-0


Mej�as M, P. Renard, and D. Glenz, 2009, Hydraulic testing of low-permeability formations: A case study in the granite of Cadalso de los Vidrios, Spain. Engineering Geology. 107(3-4): 88-117 doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2009.05.010

Mariethoz, G., P. Renard, and R. Froidevaux, 2009, Integrating collocated auxiliary parameters in geostatistical simulations using joint probability distributions and probability aggregation, Water Resour. Res., 45, W08421, doi:10.1029/2008WR007408.

Renard, Ph., V. Badoux, M. Petitdidier, and R. Cossu, 2009, Grid Computing for Earth Science, EOS Transactions , 90(14): 117-119

Alcolea, A., Ph. Renard, G. Mariethoz, and F. Bertone, 2009, Reducing the impact of a desalination plant using stochastic modeling and optimization techniques, Journal of Hydrology, 365(3-4): 275-288, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.11.034

Maxelon M., P. Renard, G. Courrioux, M. Br�ndli, and N. Mancktelow, 2009, A workflow to facilitate the three dimensional geometrical modelling of complex polydeformed geological units. Computers and Geosciences, 35(3): doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2008.06.005

Renard, Ph., D. Glenz, and M. Mejias, 2009, Understanding diagnostic plot for well test interpretation. Hydrogeology Journal, 17(3):589-600) doi:10.1007/s10040-008-0392-0

Mariethoz, G., P. Renard, F. Cornaton, and O. Jaquet, 2009, High resolution plurigaussian simulations of lithofacies and Monte-Carlo analysis. Ground Water, 47(1), pp. 13-24, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2008.00489.x

Comunian, A. and P. Renard, 2009, Wwhypda: a world wide hydrogeological parameters data base. Hydrogeology Journal, 17(2):481-489. doi:10.1007/s10040-008-0387-x


Simmons, C. and P. Renard, 2008, Editors� Message: the Hydrogeologist Time Capsule � archival video recordings of influential hydrogeologists, Hydrogeology Journal, 16(1): 1-3. DOI 10.1007/s10040-007-0256-z,

Renard, Ph., 2008, Author�s reply - Discussion of �Approximate Discharge for Constant Heat Test with Recharging Boundary� by Philippe Renard in Ground Water, 2005, 43(3), pp. 439-442. by Hund-Der Yeh et al.,

Kerrou, J., Ph Renard, H.J. Hendricks Franssen, I. Lunati, 2008, Issues in characterizing heterogeneity and connectivity in non-multiGaussian media. Advances in Water Resources. 31(1): 147-159,

Mariethoz, G., P. Renard, and R. Froidevaux, 2008, Collocated co-simulation using probability aggregation. Paper presented at the VIII International Geostatistical Congress. Santiago, Chile. December 1-5.

Straubhaar, J., A. Walgenwitz, R. Froidevaux, P. Renard and O. Besson, 2008, Optimisation issues in 3D multiple-point statistics simulation. Paper presented at the VIII International Geostatistical Congress. Santiago, Chile. December 1-5.

Renard Ph., J. Caers, 2008, Conditioning facies simulations with connectivity data. Paper presented at the VIII International Geostatistical Congress. Santiago, Chile. December 1-5.


Renard, Ph., 2007, Stochastic hydrogeology: what do professional needs? Ground Water, 45(5): 531-541,

Renard, Ph., 2008, La fin des certitudes? Bulletin d'Hydrogeologie, 22: 23-41,

Kerrou, J., H.-J. Hendricks Franssen, P. Renard and I. Lunati, 2007, Can conditionning to transmissivity data worsen model predictions. Paper presented at the Sixth International conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling. Credibility in Modelling. ModelCARE 2007.Held in Copenhagen, Denmark. 9-13 September 2007. Selected for publication in IAHS red book.

Kerrou, J., G. Lecca, F. Murgia, and P. Renard, 2007, Grid-enabled Simulation of the Impact of Exploitation Uncertainty on the Seawater Intrusion of the Korba Aquifer (Tunisia). In Proceedings of Regional impact of Information Society Technology in Africa � IST Africa Conference � 09-11 May 2007, Maputo, Mozambique. IIMC International Information Management Corporation

Bertone, F, P. Renard, J. Kerrou, P. Moix and P. Perrochet, 2007, An assessment of the groundwater resources in the western margin of the Taoudenni basin, Mauritania, in Chery, L. and de Marsily, G. Aquifer systems management. Darcy's legacy in a world of impending water shortage. IAH Selected papers on Hydrogeology. Vol. 10.


Milnes E., P. Perrochet, P. Renard, and F. Cornaton, 2006, Framework for a process-based salinisation risk assessment methodology: solute recycling versus primary groundwater salinisation, International Ground Water Symposium IAHR-GW2006, Groundwater Hydraulics in Complex Environments, Toulouse, June 12 to 14 2006.

Milnes E., Meilhac C., Yeo D., Renard Ph., Hunkeler D., Schnegg P., Bourret F., 2006. Hydrogeochemical and hydrogeological investigation in the Akrotiri aquifer: identification of multiple salinisation processes and implementation criteria for monitoring networks. Proceedings of the 1st joint SWIM-SWICA meeting, September 2006, Cagliari

Milnes E., P. Perrochet, P. Renard, and F. Cornaton, 2006, Framework for a process-based salinisation risk assessment methodology: solute recycling versus primary groundwater salinisation, International Ground Water Symposium IAHR-GW2006, Groundwater Hydraulics in Complex Environments, Toulouse, June 12 to 14 2006.


Gascoin, S., and P. Renard, 2005, Mod�lisation du bilan hydrologique de la partie sud de la mer d�Aral entre 1993 et 2001, l, 50(6), 1119-1135,

Boronina, A., Ph. Renard, W. Balderer, and W. Stichler, 2005, Application of tritium in precipitation and in groundwater of the Kouris catchment (Cyprus) for description of the regional groundwater flow, Applied Geochemistry, 20(7), 1292-1308.

Boronina, A., W. Balderer, P. Renard and W. Stichler, 2005, Study of stable isotopes in the Kouris catchment (Cyprus) for the description of the regional groundwater flow, Journal of Hydrology, 308(1-4), 214-226,

Renard, Ph., 2005, The future of hydraulic tests. Hydrogeology Journal, 13(1), 259-262.

Marsily, G. de, F. Delay, J Gon�alv�s, P. Renard, V. Teles, ans S. Violette, Dealing with spatial heterogeneity, Hydrogeology Journal, 13(1), 161-183

Renard Ph., 2005, Hydraulics of wells and well testing. in Anderson M.G. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 4, pp. 2323-2340. doi:0.1002/0470848944.hsa154a

Renard, Ph, J. G�mez-Hern�ndez and S. Ezzedine, 2005, Characterization of porous and fractured media. in Anderson M.G. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 4, pp. 2229-2246. doi:10.1002/0470848944.hsa154

Renard, Ph., 2005, Approximate discharge for constant head test with recharging boundary, Groundwater, 53(3), 439-442.

Kerrou J., P. Renard, I. Lunati and H.J. Hendricks Franssen, 2005, A synthetic study of the worth of transmissivity and head data to delineate groundwater protection zones in braided alluvial aquifers. in Bierkens M., Gehrely, J.C. and K. Kovar (Eds) Calibration and reliability in Groundwater Modelling. From uncertainty to decision making. MODELCARE 2005. IAHS Publ. 304. pp. 220-226


Ofterdinger, U.S., W. Balderer, S. L�w, and P. Renard, 2004, Environmental isotopes and hydrochemistry as indicators for groundwater flow systems in the Rotondo granite, Groundwater, 42(6): 868-879.

Benduhn, F., and P. Renard, 2004, Indirect estimation of groundwater inflows into the Aral sea via a coupled water and salt mass balance model, Journal of Marine Systems, 47: 35-50.

Demougeot-Renard, H., C. de Fouquet, P. Renard, 2004, Forecasting the number of soil samples required to reduce remediation costs uncertainty, Journal of Environmental Quality, 33(5): Q03-0354 >

Milnes, E., and P. Renard, 2004, The problem of salt recycling and seawater intrusion in coastal irrigated plains: an example from the Kiti aquifer (Southern Cyprus), Journal of Hydrology, 288(3-4), 327-343.


Boronina, A., P. Renard, W. Balderer, A., 2003, Groundwater resources in the Kouris catchment (Cyprus): Data analysis and numerical modelling, Journal of Hydrology, 271(1-4): 130-149.


Renard, Ph., A. Genty and F. Stauffer, 2001, Laboratory determination of the full tensor of permeability of a sample, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106(B11): 26443-26452.


Renard, Ph., G. Le Loc�h, E. Ledoux, G. de Marsily and R. Mackay, 2000, A fast algorithm for the estimation of the equivalent hydraulic conductivity of heterogeneous porous media, Water Resources Research, 36(12): 3567-3580.


Bruel, D., E. Preziosi and P. Renard, 1998, Importance of 3D modeling in understanding high pressure develop�ments: The greater Alwyn Area - Viking Graben - North Sea. in GOCAD ENSG Conference, 3D Modeling of Natural Objects: A challenge for the 2000�s, Nancy , 4-5 June 1998,


Renard, Ph. and G. de Marsily, 1997, Calculating the equivalent permeability: a review, Advances in Water Resources, 20(5-6): 253-278.


Renard, Ph. and G. Le Loc�h, 1996, Une nouvelle technique de calcul de la perm�abilit� �quivalente des milieux poreux: la renormalisation simplifi�e, Compte Rendu de l�Acad�mie des Sciences, Paris, S�rie II a, 323: 859-864.

Renard, Ph., 1996, Mod�lisation des �coulements en milieux poreux h�t�rog�nes Calcul des perm�abilit�s �quivalentes, Th�se de Doctorat, Ecole des Mines de Paris. 246 pp.


Renard, Ph. and G. Courrioux, 1994, Three-dimensional geometric modeling of a faulted domain: the Soultz Horst example (Alsace, France), Computer & Geosciences, 20(9): 1379-1390.