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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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the Final Conference on 8th & 9th June in Paris

The theme of the conference will be "RESEARCHERS AND WATER MANAGERS PREPARING CITIES FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE". This will an opportunity to meet scientists, water managers and policy makers. (Photo: © Rosa Vicari / École des Ponts ParisTech)

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Two of the latest generation, X-band, radars have recently been purchased in Paris and Rotterdam. Other types of weather X-band radars are being tested in London and Leuven. The radars will give a very accurate picture of precipitation patterns and in particular precipitation peaks in these cities; greatly helping to better manage urban floods and reduce water damages. Read here the International press release, the French press release (FR) (EN) and the Dutch press release (NL) (EN).

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