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FDCC_SS4 | EXTREME FLOOD EVENTS: ADVANCING NUMERICAL MODELLING AND STRATEGIES FOR FLOOD MITIGATION


Theme:
Floods, Droughts and Climate Change (FDCC)

Short description on the session:
Extreme floods have become a common experience worldwide, causing heavy economic damage and loss of human lives. Simulating extreme floods (inundation extent, water depth, flow velocity pattern) and design of appropriate mitigating measures are technical challenges because of the geometrically complex context, meter scale features (e.g., ground cover, green space, buildings, sparse man-hand structures, drainage networks), temporal factors (e.g., weather patterns) and uncertainty in input data. This special session will trigger a thorough discussion on advanced numerical modelling of extreme floods, at different scales (catchment, urban areas), induced by intense storms or prolonged rainfall, overtopping/failure of defence structures (dams, levees), or tidal surges. Contributions related to numerical modelling of flood propagation, reanalysis of past events, and strategies for flood mitigation will be presented.
Conveners:
Vito BACCHI, Research Engineer, EDF R&D LNHE, France, Email: vito.bacchi@edf.fr, Phone: +33 130877361

Cédric GOEURY, Research Engineer, EDF R&D LNHE, France, Email: cedric.goeury@edf.fr, Phone: +33 130877763

Benjamin DEWALS, Professor, ArGEnCo Department, Research Group of Hydraulics in Environmental and Civil Engineering (HECE), University of Liege, Liège, Belgium, Email: b.dewals@uliege.be, Phone: +32 43669283

Daniel BUNG, Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering Section, University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany, Email: bung@fh-aachen.de, Phone: +49 241600951117

Kamal EL KADI ABDERREZZAK, Title and affiliation: Research Engineer, EDF R&D LNHE, France, Email: kamal.el-kadi-abderrezzak@edf.fr, Phone +33 130877911

Useful information: 
Duration of session:
2 hours
Duration of oral presentation: 15 minutes (12 presentation + 3 discussion)
Total number of presentations: 6 - 8
Length of abstract: 2 pages, following the template of the Congress
Special issue on a journal: Yes, by the Convener; it can be supported by the Organizing Committee