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Water and Environment Laboratory

In the context of global change (climatic change, urban spread or densification, new pollutant appearance, evolution of the DCE regulatory framework...), a sustainable planning of urban zones should control their impact on the water cycle. This major stake includes flood risks, water resources and ecosystem quality (soils, groundwater and urban rivers), thermal comfort and spreading of micropollutants in the environment. Research studies devoted to these various themes are carried out in our laboratory, and the related operational applications encompass conception and validation of Sustainable Urban Design Systems (SUDS) performances, simulation of climatic and urbanisation scenarios, adaptation of management practices to distributed and multifonction development, pollution risk control.

Three main research areas are developed at the Water and Environment Laboratory :

Urban water management and adaptation to global change

Environmental evaluation of urban soils and recycled materials

River systems, flash floods and flood risk