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Symposium on Emulating 2D flood modelling

Symposium on Emulating 2D flood modelling
27 Sep

Symposium on Emulating 2D flood modelling

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27 Sep 2023 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT+02:00)

€ Free
Room : Patio - Building : Toren

Symposium on “Emulating 2D flood modelling: exploring deep learning techniques and low-fidelity approaches”


In recent years, deep learning methods and low-fidelity approaches have been increasingly applied to simulate 2D flooding processes. Frequently, their performance is compared to numerical models like Delft3D FM 1D2D Suite, and in the case of the deep learning methods those modelling suites are often also used to provide a training and test dataset. For this symposium, and as part of the Delft Software Days - Edition 2023 (DSD-INT 2023), we’ve invited several academic researchers and consultants to present their recent work on emulating 2D flooding processes and discuss with us the direction this field is moving to and what it means for the future of flood modelling and management.  




Name (Organization)

09:00 - 09:20

Arrival & Registration
Deltares, Boussinesqweg 1

09:20 - 09:30


Hans van Putten (Deltares, Netherlands)

09:30 - 11:00

Block 1

09:30 - 10:00 

Dike breach flood modelling using machine learning

Leon Besseling (University of Twente, Netherlands)

10:00 - 10:30

Modelling floods with geometric deep learning

Roberto Bentivoglio (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)

10:30 - 11:00 

Surrogate model for real-time urban pluvial flood inundation mapping

Daan Buekenhout (KU Leuven, Belgium)

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 - 12:45

Block 2

11:15 - 11:45 

Probabilistic inundation forecast using deep learning

Koen Reef (HydroLogic, Netherlands)

11:45 - 12:15 

Application of hybrid urban nowcasting model in real-time operational systems - lessons learned from a case of Antwerp

Mees Radema (Deltares, Netherlands)

12:15 - 12:45 

Creating flood scenarios for spatial development: A pragmatic approach based on existing LIWO scenarios

Thomas Stolp (HKV, Netherlands)

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch break

13:45 - 14:45

Block 3 

13:45 - 14:15 

Speeding up hydrodynamic models for real-time flood inundation predictions

Niels Fraehr (University of Melbourne, Australia)

14:15 - 14:45 

Fast compound flood modelling using reduced complexity model (SFINCS)

Roel de Goede (Deltares, Netherlands)

14:45 - 14:50

Group Picture

14:50 - 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 - 15:50

Block 4

15:00 - 15:50 

Panel discussion

Hans van Putten (Deltares, Netherlands)

15:50 - 16:00

Plenary wrap up / Conclusion

16:00 - 17:00

Drinks and snacks






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