Urban flooding scrutinized ...

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The research group HECE is an associated partner in DEUFI project recently approved by the leading French research agency ANR. Gathering partners from the academic, governmental, and private sector, DEUFI aims at mitigating the impacts of urban flooding, through an improved understanding the flow dynamics between streets and building structures in urban environments.

The innovative nature of project lies in the coverage of social impact assessment as well as the multiple scales at stake in urban flooding. Whereas most previous research focused on the district scale or urban block scale, DEUFI will deepen the analysis to the level of individual facades and openings (windows, doors, gates ...).

The research group HECE will contribute tot he project through the on-going experimental research initiative Liege Urban Flood Facility (LUF2). The unique combination of field data, laboratory experiments and hyper-resolution computational modelling deployed by the whole international consortium will bring the science of urban flood risk modelling an important step forward.