Research project : emergenCITY
Emergency Responsive Digital Cities

Research project : emergenCITY

Project name Emergency Responsive Digital Cities
Acronym emergenCITY
Project partner
  • TU Darmstadt, FB Informatik
  • TU Darmstadt, FB Gesellschafts- und Geschichtswissenschaften
  • TU Darmstadt, FB Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
  • TU Darmstadt, FB Maschinenbau
  • TU Darmstadt, FB Architektur
  • TU Darmstadt, FB Bau- und Umweltingenieurwissenschaften, FG Ingenieurhydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung (ihwb)
  • Philipps Universität Marburg
  • Universität Kassel
Grantor Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Duration June 2022 – March 2025 (ihwb)
Project content Since 2020, the LOEWE center emergenCITY has been researching resilient infrastructures of digital cities that can withstand crises and disasters.
The ihwb participates with the development of an environmental monitoring and warning system for early assessment and warning of high and low water based on real-time measurement data with data fusion from different sources. Initially, the focus is on the topics of heavy rainfall and flooding. For a selected catchment area, data were researched, GIS projects were created and hydrological model simulations were performed. For this purpose, the entire catchment area is considered in each case in order to estimate the runoff formation.
In close coordination and cooperation with colleagues from computer science and political science, a comprehensive concept for disaster preparedness and communication strategies are developed through cooperative governance with emergency forces, decision makers and the population against flood crises.
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