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Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC): Partner 5

Ecole Nationale des Ponts et ChausséesThe Centre d’Enseignement et de Recherche Eau Ville Environnement (CEREVE) is one of the research centers of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), the leading civil engineering school in France. The CEREVE team is composed of 40 scientists and PhD students. Its research topics are focused on water management in cities: floods and in particular flash-floods in the French Mediterranean area, water quality and quantity management in sewers, impact of urban outflows on receiving waters. The Laboratoire Central de Ponts et Chaussées is a Public Scientific and Technological Institute under the authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Housing. It employs 328 people in Paris and 235 in Nantes. The research group involved in this proposal is part of the Water Division. The main objective of this division is to develop a global approach to waters in urban areas and its main research interests are: rainwater management including quantitative and qualitative aspects, analysis of the operation of sewer systems and metrology for hydrology and sewer systems.. Both research centers, the CEREVE and the LCPC, carry out applied research in co-operation with fundamental research organisms and are closely linked to end users. They have constant contacts with local authorities, contractors, engineering design offices, and water companies, in order to make its know-how available to these groups.

The CEREVE and LCPC teams have ongoing collaborative research projects within the national research programs on floods analysis and management (program RIO I and II financed by the French ministry of the environment). The CEREVE has been involved in the several European projects of the 4th and 5th Framework program : EUROFLOOD I and II (flood management over Europe), DAYWATER (promotion of best management practices for urban sewerage). group “Hydrology of Urban Areas” of the LCPC has participated to the European projects HYDROMET (use of radar in hydrometeorology), POLMIT (pollution of groundwater and soil), ALTMAT (programme transport), SEPHOS (determination of phosphate forms in water and sediment) and is also involved in the DAYWATER project.

For further information visit the CEREVE website on:www.enpc.fr and www.enpc.fr/cereve

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