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UFMRM Webinar Series 008

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Dr Jelena Batica at Polytech Nice Sophia, France, will talk about Flood Resilience Index as communication tool.

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Extreme flood events in recent years create a need to better understand the risks. Local communities are vulnerable to extreme flooding and more often they are looking on how to learn from past events. This provides them a way to be more prepared and to reduce flood damage. The example for this lecture is a case study Chatelaillon-Plage, located at the Atlantic coast of France. It is a very good example of how local community could increase flood resilience and be more prepared for the future coastal submersion events. For the case study an analysis of extreme storm surge event Xynthia (occurred on February 27-28, 2010) is performed in order to define a generic, new index characterizing a resilience to flood. Here, the Flood Resilience Index (FRI) is employed as a new communication tool with local stakeholders. The tool enables mapping of evaluated flood resilience for each building in the case study area. In this way the existing flood maps are overlapped with evaluated resilience in different dimensions of urban system. The simulation scenarios take into account the protection structures constructed as a part of the Plan of Measures implemented after the event. For this purpose the new flood maps are created and new FRI evaluated. In this paper the authors will present the importance of analysis of past events, the usability of FRI in the stakeholder communication and compare flood resilience of case study before and after new structural measures. The research focuses also on examination of present flood management strategies and their effectiveness in decreasing flood damage and evaluation of flood resilience

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Jelena Batica, Research engineer in Hydroinformatics, a master of civil engineering specialised in hydraulics and graduated from Belgrade University (Serbia). In addition she gained also degrees: Doctor of Science and M. Sc. in Hydro-Informatics and Water Management – EuroAquae from Nice- Sophia Antipolis University, France.
Her more than 10 years professional experience started in Serbia as a civil engineer on national infrastructural projects and from 2010 she is working in France. She is responsible for developing new, holistic, approach regarding flood resilience into the urban environments in Europe and in Asia under a FP7 and H2020 research programs. Her main roles are to conduit research in resilience of urban communities to natural disasters, climate change adaptation and promote holistic approach. Also, she is responsible for creation a bridge with relevant stakeholders within and outside of the project, define project dynamic for specific tasks and drafting the best strategies in order to set a scene for cross-sectoral collaboration.
She is also well known expert for disaster risk reduction and she often invited by JRC of the European Commission and World Meteorological Organization for expertise. As a country expert for climate change for Republic of Serbia, she supported the development of the outline of the Climate Adaptation Strategy and basin-wide priority measures basin-wide for the Sava River Basin from the national perspective.
She is a member of Serbian Chamber of Engineers and she holds both licenses for design and construction of hydro-technical infrastructures.

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