Influence of the urban pattern on flood risk: a comparison of 2,000 synthetic districts

Researchers at the University of Liège and Purdue University have developed a computer model to measure the influence of urbanisation on flood damage. Coordinated by Benjamin Dewals (EEU Research Unit - Faculty of Applied Sciences) the ARC FloodLand project suggests the implementation of urban planning recommendations that could limit flood depths in cities. This study was published in Science of the Total Environment.

4th symposium on the hydrological modelling of the Meuse basin

The 4th symposium on the hydrological modelling of the Meuse basin will take place in Liege on Friday 13 October 2017. Attendance is free but registration by email is mandatory ( The program can be downloaded here.

Conférence du Prof. Dr. W. Hager "Laboratoires d'Hydraulique : Passé et futur"

Ce jeudi 11 mai, le HECE accueillait le Prof. Willi Hager (ETHZ, Suisse) pour une coférence intitulée "Laboratoire de Constructions Hydrauliques de l'Université de Liège: Passé et futur". Le premier Laboratoire d’Hydraulique à l’Université de Liège a été implanté sur le site du Val Benoit en 1937, il y a tout juste 80 ans.

A radically new approach to predict flow patterns in shallow reservoirs! [Open Access]

Take a look at this unique benchmark for improving urban flood models ...

Hydraulic models must also be validated against energy conservation properties!

Two recently published papers highlight the importance of validating hydraulic models not only in terms of water depth / flow velocity; but also against energy conservation properties.

IAHR Europe Congress 2016: Online registration open!

The LOC of the 4th IAHR Europe Congress decided to extend the early bird period for registration to the Congress to May 15th, 2016.

Please be aware that the deadline for Authors registration is still May 15th, 2016.

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