Four cities gain rain

RAINGAIN is a transnational project aimed at improving the prediction of pluvial floods in our cities. RainGain develops and tests innovative tools and practices based on the use of high resolution radars in four pilot cities: Leuven, London, Paris, Rotterdam. (Image: © Passyflore)

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Thank you for attending the RAINGAIN CONFERENCE on 8th & 9th June in Paris

With the theme "RESEARCHERS AND WATER MANAGERS PREPARING CITIES FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE", the conference was attended by 174 scientists, entrepreneurs and decision makers. (Photo: © Yann Piriou / École des Ponts ParisTech)

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Paris Region

The Paris X-band radar has been installed in the East side of the Paris region. Ensuring a sustainable development of this region, i.e. switching from high vulnerability to resilience, is a shared goal of its inhabitants and its political institutions. With two main drivers  climate change and ongoing urbanisation  stormwater management is a key challenge. (Photo: Gael Chardon - CC BY-SA 2.0)

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The construction of a rain radar has started on the roof of one of the highest bulding in Rotterdam city centre. Possible applications for the data include the intelligent control of pumping stations, the use of water storage (such as the water squares) and local weather reports. (Photo: Marco Nedermeijer ; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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Greater London

One of the test areas that have been selected is the Cranbrook catchment, located within the London Borough of Redbridge in the Northeast part of Greater London. This area was selected because it has a history of both fluvial and pluvial flooding. (Photo: by Michael Sissons - CC BY-NC-ND)

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In the city of Leuven, rainfall is measured since 2008 with a X-band radar by the water treatment company Aquafin and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. In the RainGain project, rainfall data from different sources will be combined and integrated with Numerical Weather Prediction of RMI to obtain for fine-scale rainfall nowcasts. (Photo: Orval Rochefort - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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