RainGain at EGU 2012

22nd-27th April 2012 - The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is Europe’s premier geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. It is a non-profit interdisciplinary learned association of scientists founded in 2002. The EGU has a current portfolio of 14 diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open-access format. Its annual General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 11,000 scientists from all over the world.

RainGain project was presented at EGU 2012 at 5 occasions:

- solicited talk “Next generation paradigm for urban pluvial flood modelling, prediction, management and vulnerability reduction - Interaction between RainGain and Blue Green Dream projects » by C. Maksimovic in session EG4;

- poster presentation “Scientific challenges for enhancing urban pluvial flood resilience » by S. Ochoa Rodriguez, J.A.E. ten Veldhuis, C. Maksimovic, D. Schertzer, and P. Willemsin session EG4;

- poster presentation “A toy model to deal with zero rainfall in a Universal Multifractal framework » by A. Gires, I. Tchiguirinskaia, D. Schertzer, and S. Lovejoy in session NP3.1;

- oral presentation “Rainfall resolution from weather radars and their application in urban drainage modelling » by G. Bruni, J.A.E. ten Veldhuis, T. Otto, and H. Leijnsein session HS7.1;

- poster presentation “High resolution rainfall data for urban hydrology, flood modelling and prediction » by J.A.E. ten Veldhuis, C. Maksimovic, D. Schertzer, and P. Willemsin session HS7.1 .

These presentations give a general overview of the RainGain project and some first results that came out of the WP2 workshop in the form of research challenges.


The EGU Press Release « Research on Flood Resilience and Europe: achievements and future (EGU, Vienna, 26 April, 2012) » highlights the key outcomes of the EG4 session and summarisesthe refinements of new ideas for meeting the challenge of flood resilience systems.