“OPTIMISTIC”: floOd PredicTIon and Management In STeep urbanIsing Catchments

Rubinato, M. (Organising Committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

Under the Researcher Links scheme organised by the British Council and the NSFC (Natural Science Foundation of China), I organized a joint workshop in Chengdu, China, on 12th-14th of September 2016. I have recruited 12 Early Career Researchers and industrial partners from the UK, planned the agenda for the entire event promoting different outcomes: i) an exchange of knowledge between UK and Chinese scientists and practitioners to obtain a better understanding of the causes of urban and river flooding in steep urbanised catchments; ii) exploring novel, next-generation numerical flood models, via subsequent joint collaborative work and via sharing of data and modelling expertise; iii) improving flow sensing, flood monitoring and flood warnings via exchange of experience and expertise; iv) improving assessment of socio-economic impacts of flooding, via exchange of past experiences. At the end of the event I was in charge of submitting a final report to the British Council which included a full detailed description of costs utilised for the project plus an exhaustive explanation of what has been achieved and which would have been the future activities. The main achievement of this funding was starting a completely new collaboration between the University of Sheffield and Sichuan University.
Period2016
Event typeWorkshop
LocationChengdu, China