Spatial planning strongly influences future flood risk in Wallonia (Belgium)

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5th Symposium on Hydrological Modelling of the Meuse basin

It is our pleasure to announce the 5th Symposium on Hydrological Modelling of the Meuse basin on Thursday, 13th September 2018 in Liège (Belgium). This is a joint initiative of the research group HECE and Deltares.

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.

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 ... [Open Access]

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