About SimHydro 2019 : Modeling in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, and hydrology, whether using digital tools or using scale models, has reached sufficient maturity to be in daily use by engineers for analysis and for communication. Increasingly complex cases can be handled thanks to ever more sophisticated tools and increasingly abundant computing power. The emerging environment populated with new generation of sensors, using cloud-computing resources and advanced capacities of communication networks, is challenging the current practices of modelling and request innovation in methodology and concepts for a real integration into the decision-makings processes. SimHydro conferences, since 2010, have created a regular forum where major actors of the hydroinformatic domain and stakeholders meet, share and debate about needs, innovations and implementations of models and their inputs for decision making.
Following the 4 past successful events in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2017, the next SimHydro Conference will be held from 12th to 14th of June 2019 at Polytech Nice Sophia (School of Engineering) in Sophia Antipolis technopark, near Nice and Cannes - France (French Riviera).
For this new edition, the general theme of the conference will be focused on "Which models for extreme situations and crisis management?".
1. Catastrophe models: needs, concepts and operational implementation. The purpose of catastrophe modelling is to help communities and companies anticipate the likelihood and severity of potential future catastrophes before they occur so that they can adequately prepare for their financial impact. Insurances and reinsurance companies at the worldwide scale currently develop these approaches. Catastrophe modelling combines the four components - hazard, inventory, vulnerability, and loss - to aid insurers in making their decisions on what type of protection they can offer against a particular risk. Integration of hydroinformatics methods and tools in these approaches is a real challenge that will be discussed trough examples from USA, Europe and Asia. The session will offer the possibility to various communities to exchanges on their practices and to explore further closer collaborations.
2. Maths & hydroinformatics: emerging approaches
Free surface flows, coupled problems and hydro-environmental issues, extreme hydrological situations: droughts and floods, uncertainties.
Real-time monitoring and modelling for hydraulic structures and networks, flood modelling, crisis management
Special session on catastrophe modelling
3D flows modelling and two-phase flows in hydraulic machines and industrial hydraulics, extreme hydraulic conditions modelling, flood modelling, crisis management.