2D urban flood simulation of large cities: a case study of London

2017-03-30 20:18:00      

Title2D urban flood simulation of large cities: a case study of London

Speaker: Professor Guangtao Fu, Associate Professor of Water Infrastructure Systems at the Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, UK

Time: 14:00-15:30,   31 Mar, 2017

Address: E213 meeting room, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School


Abstract: Urban flooding has become a global problem due to population increase, rapid urbanization and climate change. Flood simulation models are recognized as a powerful tool to analyze flood impacts and develop effective flood risk management options. This talk will discuss how to develop a rapid flood simulation for large urban areas using a Cellular Automata based model CADDIES. The focus will be on the use of multiple information sources including social media for setting model parameters and the importance of urban key features (such as buildings, roads and underpasses) in the terrain data to achieve high resolution flood modelling. Assessment of flood risk and resilience will also be discussed.


Dr Fu obtained his Ph.D in water resources engineering from Dalian University of Technology, China. Before becoming a member of academic staff, he worked as a research assistant at University of Bristol (2003-2005), research associate at Imperial College London (2005-2006), and research fellow at University of Exeter (2006-2010). Dr Fu's research focuses on conducting fundamental and applied research at the interface between water systems and decision making by combining simulation, optimization, and information technologies to tackle water and environmental issues under future uncertainty.