The Chair Hydrology for Resilient Cities was founded in 2010 and corresponds to a long term
(10 years) partnership between
Fondation des Ponts and
École des Ponts ParisTech.
The Chair has the ambition to create at École des Ponts ParisTech an international centre of excellence in education and research for engineers, researchers and top managers to take up the technical challenges of the city of tomorrow and improve its resilience to extreme weather.
Experiments take a large place : the Chair exploits the recent technological innovation of the hydro-meteorological polarimetric X-band radars, as well as those of disdrometer and lidars.The Chair is therefore involved in the European Projects Interreg NWE IVB RainGain and Climate-KIC Blue Green Dream, as well as in the project TOMACS of the World Meteorological Organisation.