" Modelling the Flood Peril"

                                   May 30-31 2016, Paris, France

                                          Simulation de l'inondation de Cannes, automne 2015

Scientific organisation:
José-Maria Fullana, Christophe Josserand, Geoffroy Kirstetter, Pierre-Yves Lagrée, Stéphane Popinet (Institut Jean Le Rond D'Alembert, IJLRA, Paris).

The goal of this workshop is to gather scientists from different origins working on the modeling of the flood peril (see here an exemple of a numerical simulation performed in our laboratory). Physicist, mathematicians, hydrologist, professional experts will present (in english) their recent research works to the audience. The workshop is supported by the University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6), Sorbonne University, the Institut Jean Le Rond D'Alembert IJLRA and the AXA Research Fund through the JRI Grant "Modelling the Flood Peril".

Program: the conference will start on monday, May 30th 2016 after lunch and will last until tuesday, May 31st around 5pm. The detailed program can be found here.

Location: the workshop will be located in the central tower of the University Pierre and Marie Curie, 5 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris (Metro station is Jussieu), at the 24th floor. Due to security constraints, only registered participants will be allowed to enter the central tower.

Registration is free but mandatory, for security and organozation reasons but also due to the size of the conference room. If you are interested, please send an email to

Social event: a cocktail will be organised on monday after the workshop, at the same place.

Provisional list of speakers:

Morgan Abily (Innovative-CiTy / Polytech Nice, University of Nice Sophia) "High resolution flood simulations in urban environment: Global sensitivity analysis for ranking of uncertain parameters"
Vazken Andréassian (IRSTEA, Antony) "A look back over five years of operational flood forecasting with the GRP model"
Frédéric Darboux (INRA Nancy) "Connectivity of water and sediments"
Carole Delenne (Montpellier University, HSM & INRIA Team LEMON) "Numerical models for coastal floods"
Olivier Delestre (Nice) "Modelling of rainfall overland flow on agricultural fields"
Olivier Devauchelle (IPGP, Paris) "Groundwater dynamics during a storm"
Nicole Goutal (Laboratoire Saint-Venant, Chatou) "Flood modelling on a real test case-Uncertainty quantification"
Florence Habets (METIS, Paris) "Forecasting the inundation risk induced by groundwater: the AquiFR project"
Geoffroy Kirstetter (IJLRA, Paris) "Flash flood simulation using the adaptive and open source code : Basilisk"
Florent Lobligeois (AXA) "Flood modelling for insurance business - Purposes and practices in AXA"
Jeff Neal (Bristol) "A global high-resolution flood hazard model."
Martin Parisot (INRIA) "On the coupling of Shallow Water models"
Luciano Raso (Delft) "Flood protection and flood generation via reservoir operation in the Seine and the Senegal river"
Hélène Roux (IMFT, Toulouse) "Modelling extreme events: from hillslopes to stream"
Bruno Wilhelm (LTHE, Grenoble) "Climate change and flood hazard: a millennium long perspective"