ULiège at symposium “Pumps and turbines, challenges for management and design in Flanders”

On November 21, 2023, Joris Hardy from ULiège participated in the Symposium “Pumps and turbines, challenges for management and design in Flanders” organised at the Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory in Antwerp.

The event focused on fish safety in pumps and turbines. The audience consisted of waterway managers and manufacturers of pump turbines. Representing the academic institution and PLOTO project, Joris Hardy presented on waterway resilience and energy efficiency.

In the Session 2  “Research into energy efficiency/optimization of pumps/turbines” he introduced:

  1. How the PLOTO project examines waterway resilience to climate change by creating a multi-hazard model (climate, seismic, and flood) across three case studies (Hungary, Romania, Liège).
  2. ULiege’s contribution to the project, specifically our work on modelling floods caused by dike breaches along the Albert Canal and the River Meuse from Liège to Lanaye, along with our initial findings presented in a flood map.

Read about the full event at this link.

The pictures and presentation will follow soon.

KER10: PLOTO Integrated Platform for Inland Waterways Resilience

KER10: PLOTO Integrated Platform for Inland Waterways Resilience

The main outcome of the PLOTO project will be the integrated PLOTO platform. All tools, services and solutions (be it existing or emerging) that are considered in the context of PLOTO, will be leveraged in order to develop an integrated planning platform that can be...

KER 9 – Fore-Now/Casting Weather Predictions tool 

KER 9 – Fore-Now/Casting Weather Predictions tool 

It is a common practice among scientists to employ ground-based monitoring in order to gain information regarding meteorological and climate aspects and the related exposure risks, as this is expected to provide the best estimates. This approach may be suitable when a...

KER 8 – Coupled Multi-nested Local Scale Modelling

KER 8 – Coupled Multi-nested Local Scale Modelling

The diverse risk assessment framework, developed in PLOTO to support Inland WaterWay (IWW) operations, will exhibit the ability to quantify weather-related hazards among others. As weather-related hazards can manifest either through long-term exposure to unfavourable...