Pierre-Antoine VERSINI

I am Doctor-Engineer in hydrology and have expertise in urban hydrology, impacts of Blue Green Solutions (BGS), flood forecasting, and climate change. In details my fields of investigation are the following:

  • Impact of blue and green infrastructures (BGI): (i) monitoring and multi-scale modeling, (ii) assessment of BGI ecosystemic performances, (iii) potential dissemination of BGI at large scales.
  • Flood prevention and forecasting: (i) limitation of hydrological risks (flooding and combined sewage overflow) by the implantation of BGI, (ii) improving the anticipation by monitoring (observations and radar rainfall forecast) and rainfall-runoff modeling
  • Impact of climate change: (i) climate scenarios adapted to impact studies by using downscaling techniques, (ii) impacts of climate change on environmental risks (quantity of water resources, frequency of floods), and (iii) mitigation by blue and green infrastructures

Experiences:

I made my PhD in IFSTTAR (Nantes) on flash floods forecasting as part of the IMPRINTS project (FP7) and I defended it at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) in 2007.

From 2008 and 2012, I worked at the Research Center in Applied Hydrology (CRAHI-UPC). There I participated to several European and National projects focused on different hydrological phenomena related to the Mediterranean context: flash flood and debris flow forecasting (IMPRINTS, FP7), global change impacts on water resources (WATERCHANGE, Life +), characterization of snow pack using remote sensed data (AGORA), or reconstruction of historical precipitation based on radar fields (ARCON).

Back at ENPC, I have recently participated in several projects related to BGS topics: Blue Green Dream, TVGEP and TERRACES. I am currently co-supervising one PhD devoted to the high resolution monitoring and modelling of hydrological fluxes in green roof. For this purpose we are implementing a large scale monitoring on the large (1 ha) Green Wave located in front of ENPC.

Teaching:

  • Statistical hydrology (Master SAGE): estimation of flood occurrences, critical analysis of observed data, adjustment of theoretical laws by classical and bayesian approaches, assessment of rare floods and determination of confidence intervals
  • Dynamic modeling in urban hydrology (Master GTESD): rainfall-runoff modeling, design of retention infrastructures, assessment of the stormwater network performances and impacts
  • Urban hydrology in the “Eco-design of sustainable cities” Master project : theoretical basis of hydrological modeling, use of Multi-Hydro rainfall-runoff platform to simulate the hydrological response of a new urban develoment project, impacts of blue and green infrastructures
  • Creation of Blue Green Dream course materials promoting the use of blue and green infrastructures in urban development projects: legislation, type of infrastructures, hydrologic performances, thermal energy performances, presentation of case studies, modeling tools …


62 documents

Journal articles

  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Auguste Gires, George Fitton, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, Daniel Schertzer. Toward an assessment of the hydrological components variability in green infrastructures: Pilot site of the Green Wave (Champs-sur-Marne). La Houille Blanche - Revue internationale de l'eau, EDP Sciences, 2018, pp.34-42. ⟨10.1051/lhb/2018040⟩. ⟨hal-02060151⟩
  • P.-A. Versini, N. Kotelnikova, A. Poulhes, I. Tchiguirinskaia, D. Schertzer, et al.. A distributed modelling approach to assess the use of Blue and Green Infrastructures to fulfil stormwater management requirements. Landscape and Urban Planning, Elsevier, 2018, 173, pp.60-63. ⟨10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.02.001⟩. ⟨hal-02060156⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini. Infrastructures bleues et vertes - Outils d’adaptation au changement global en milieu urbain. Les Techniques de l'Ingenieur, Editions T.I., 2017. ⟨hal-01635696⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Auguste Gires, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, D Schertzer. Toward an operational tool to simulate green roof hydrological impact at the basin scale: a new version of the distributed rainfall-runoff model Multi-Hydro. Water Science and Technology, IWA Publishing, 2016, 74 (8), pp.1845 - 1854. ⟨10.2166/wst.2016.310⟩. ⟨hal-01635682⟩
  • P.-A. Versini, D Ramier, E Berthier, B de Gouvello. Assessment of the hydrological impacts of green roof: From building scale to basin scale. Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier, 2015, pp.562-575. ⟨10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.03.020⟩. ⟨hal-01151761⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Pascal Jouve, David Ramier, Emmanuel Berthier, Bernard de Gouvello. Use of green roofs to solve storm water issues at the basin scale – Study in the Hauts-de-Seine County (France). Urban Water Journal, Taylor & Francis, 2015, pp.25. ⟨10.1080/1573062X.2014.993993⟩. ⟨hal-01151786⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Marc Berenguer, Carles Corral, Daniel Sempere-Torres. An operational flood warning system for poorly gauged basins. Demonstration in the Guadalhorce basin (Spain).. Natural Hazards, Springer Verlag, 2014, 71 (3), pp.1355-1378. ⟨10.1007/s11069-013-0949-7⟩. ⟨hal-01080252⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, D. Sempere-Torres, M. Velasco, A. Cabello. Hydrological impact of forest fires and climate change in a Mediterranean basin. Natural Hazards, Springer Verlag, 2013, 66, pp.609-628. ⟨10.1007/s11069-012-0503-z⟩. ⟨hal-00985172⟩
  • Pierre Antoine Versini, M. Velasco, A. Cabello, D. Sempere-Torres. Hydrological impact of forest fires and climate change in a Mediterranean basin. Natural Hazards, Springer Verlag, 2013, 66 (2), pp.609-628. ⟨10.1007/s11069-012-0503-z⟩. ⟨hal-01151829⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, M. Berenguer, D. Sempere-Torres, C. Corral. An operational flood warning system for poorly gauged basins: demonstration in the Guadalhorce basin (Spain). Natural Hazards, Springer Verlag, 2013, 71, pp.1355-1378. ⟨hal-00985132⟩
  • M. Velasco, P.-A. Versini, A. Cabello, A. Barrera-Escoda. Assessment of flash floods taking into account climate change scenarios in the Llobregat River basin. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, European Geosciences Union, 2013, 13 (12), pp.3145-3156. ⟨10.5194/nhess-13-3145-2013⟩. ⟨hal-00989384⟩
  • Pierre Antoine Versini. Use of radar rainfall estimates and forecasts to prevent flash flood in real time by using a road inundation warning system. Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier, 2012, 416-417, pp.157-170. ⟨10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.11.048⟩. ⟨hal-00806300⟩
  • Laurent Pouget, Isabel Escaler, Roger Guiu, Suzy Mc Ennis, Pierre-Antoine Versini. Global Change adaptation in water resources management: the Water Change project.. Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, 2012, 440, pp.186-93. ⟨10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.07.036⟩. ⟨hal-00807763⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, M. Berenguer, Carles Corral, D. Sempere-Torres, Antonio Santiago-Gahete. A pilot operational flood warning system in Andalusia (Spain): presentation and first results. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, European Geosciences Union, 2011, 8 (6), pp.10425-10463. ⟨hal-00812619⟩
  • Pierre Antoine Versini, Eric Gaume, Hervé Andrieu. Prévision des coupures de routes par submersion lors des crues soudaines dans le Gard. Bulletin des Laboratoires des Ponts et Chaussées, 2010, pp 75-84. ⟨hal-00614014⟩
  • Pierre Antoine Versini, Eric Gaume, Hervé Andrieu. Application of a distributed hydrological model to the design of a road inundation warning system for flash flood prone areas. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, European Geosciences Union, 2010, pp 805-817. ⟨hal-00509104⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Eric Gaume, Hervé Andrieu. Application of a distributed hydrological model to the design of a road inundation warning system for flash flood prone areas. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, European Geosciences Union, 2010, 10 (4), pp.805-817. ⟨hal-00807775⟩
  • P.-A. Versini, E. Gaume, H. Andrieu. Assessment of the susceptibility of roads to flooding based on geographical information – test in a flash flood prone area (the Gard region, France). Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, European Geosciences Union, 2010, 10 (4), pp.793-803. ⟨10.5194/nhess-10-793-2010⟩. ⟨hal-01102278⟩
  • Pierre Antoine Versini, Eric Gaume, Hervé Andrieu. Simulations hydrométéorologiques distribuées et prévision des coupures de routes dans le Gard. La Houille Blanche - Revue internationale de l'eau, EDP Sciences, 2009, 2009 (6), p 72-75. ⟨10.1051/lhb/2009081⟩. ⟨hal-00508789⟩

Conference papers

  • Filip Stanic, Yu-Jun Cui, Pierre Delage, Pierre-Antoine Versini, Daniel Shertzer, et al.. Investigation of retention and transfer properties of green roofs: the Green Wave of Champs-sur-Marne (France). European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Apr 2018, Vienne, Austria. ⟨hal-01989736⟩
  • Julien Cravero, Pierre Antoine Versini, Jean-François Caron, Adélaïde Feraille Fresnet, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia. Optimal implementation of green structures for mitigating urban heat island effects. 20th EGU General Assembly, EGU2018, Apr 2018, Vienne, Austria. ⟨hal-02067372⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, D Schertzer. Green roof rainfall-runoff modelling: is the comparison between conceptual and physically based approaches relevant?. EGU 2017, Apr 2017, Vienne, Austria. pp.2017 - 15468. ⟨hal-01635720⟩
  • Filip Stanic, Pierre-Antoine Versini, D Schertzer, Pierre Delage, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, et al.. Multi-scale monitoring of a remarkable green roof: the Green Wave of Champs-sur-Marne. EGU 2017, Apr 2017, Vienne, Austria. pp.2017 - 1251. ⟨hal-01635730⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, D Schertzer. Blue and green infrastructures implementation to solve stormwater management issues in a new urban development project – a modelling approach. EGU 2016, Apr 2016, Vienne, Austria. ⟨hal-01635715⟩
  • P.-A. Versini, Ioulia Tchiguirisnkaia, Daniel Shertzer. Instrumentation et modélisation distribuée de la vague verte de Champs-sur-Marne : premiers résultats. 9th International Conference Novatech, Jun 2016, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-02060203⟩
  • Bernard Gouvello, Pierre-Antoine Versini, Julien Paupardin, Manuel Pruvost-Bouvattier. MULTI-SCALE APPROACH OF THE GREEN ROOFING POTENTIAL: APPLICATION TO THE PARIS AGGLOMERATION. Water, Megacities and Global Change, Dec 2015, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01635685⟩
  • Rémi Claverie, Julien Bouyer, Maeva Sabre, Julie Schwager, C Mucig, et al.. The TERRACES project – A collaborative work to understand the role of vegetative green roof in refreshing the urban ambiances. 9th International conference on Urban Climat, 2015, Toulouse, France. ⟨hal-02060217⟩
  • P.-A. Versini, Auguste Gires, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, D Schertzer. Mesure continue des flux hydriques d’une toiture végétalisée: la Vague Verte de Champs-sur-Marne comme outil de gestion des eaux pluviales. Journées scientifiques du GFH, 2015, Champs-sur-Marne, France. ⟨hal-02060229⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Auguste Gires, George Fitton, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, D Schertzer. Green roof and storm water management policies: monitoring experiments on the ENPC Blue Green Wave. EGU Conference, Apr 2015, Vienne, Austria. pp.EGU2015-8490. ⟨hal-01239210⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Auguste Gires, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, D Schertzer. Performance of Green roof in stormwater management regarding high-resolution precipitation fields. Urban Drainage Modelling 2015, Sep 2015, Mont-Saint-Anne, Canada. ⟨hal-01239199⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Auguste Gires, Jean-Baptisite Abbes, Agathe Giangola-Murzyn, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, et al.. Simulation of Green Roof Impact at Basin Scale by Using a Distributed Rainfall-Runoff Model. 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD), Sep 2014, Sarawak, Malaysia. pp.1 - 9. ⟨hal-01080248⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Guido Petrucci, Bernard de Gouvello. Green-roof as a solution to solve stormwater management issues? Assessment on a long time period at the parcel scale. IAHS, Jun 2014, Bologna, Italy. pp.538-543, ⟨10.5194/piahs-364-538-2014⟩. ⟨hal-01080241⟩
  • Emmanuel Berthier, David Ramier, P.-A. Versini, Pierre Pinta, L. Safitri, et al.. FAVEUR: un modèle réservoir pour aider à la conception des toitures végétalisées pour la gestion des eaux pluviales urbaine. Congrès ASTEE-SHF: «Optimisation de la gestion des systèmes d’assainissement pour la protection des milieux aquatiques», 2014, Bordeaux, France. ⟨hal-02060240⟩
  • Rémi Claverie, Julien Bouyer, Julie Schwager, C Mucig, David Ramier, et al.. TERRACES : Toitures vEgétales pour RafRaîchir les Ambiances Climatiques urbainES. WGIC, 2013, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-02060262⟩
  • Emmanuel Berthier, David Ramier, P.-A. Versini, Pierre Pinta, Bernard de Gouvello. FAVEUR: a functional model to assess hydrological performances of vegetative green roofs. WGIC, 2013, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-02060250⟩
  • Pa Versini, D. Ramier, E. Berthier, Bernard de Gouvello. How green roof can impact urban runoff? Hydrological impact study from roof scale to basin scale. WGIC, Sep 2013, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-00989374⟩
  • D. Ramier, E. Berthier, D. Gallis, A. Dussuchale, P. Pinta, et al.. Analyse du fonctionnement hydrologique de toitures végétalisées - observations et modélisation. Colloque de clôture des programmes INOGEV et GDEP, Dec 2013, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-00989110⟩
  • E. Berthier, D. Ramier, Pa Versini, P. Pinta, Bernard de Gouvello. FAVEUR: a functional model to assess hydrological performances of vegetative green roofs. WGIC, Sep 2013, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-00989116⟩
  • R. Claverie, J. Bouyer, J. Schwager, C. Mucig, D. Ramier, et al.. TERRACES : Toitures vEgétales pour RafRaîchir les Ambiances Climatiques urbainES. WGIC, Sep 2013, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-00989122⟩
  • David Ramier, Emmanuel Berthier, Didier Gallis, Antoine Dussuchale, Pierre Pinta, et al.. ANALYSE DU FONCTIONNEMENT HYDROLOGIQUE DE TOITURES VEGETALISEES : OBSERVATIONS ET MODELISATION. Quelles innovations pour la gestion durable des eaux pluviales en milieu urbain, Dec 2013, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-01713134⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, P. Jouve, Bernard de Gouvello, David Ramier, Emmanuel Berthier. Hydrological impact of green roofs on urban runoff at the watershed scale - Case studies in the Hauts-de-Seine county (France). NOVATECH, Jun 2013, France. pp.2B44-141VER. ⟨hal-00985188⟩
  • Marie-Christine Gromaire, Bernard de Gouvello, Pa Versini, E Berthier, D Ramier, et al.. TVGEP: conception des toitures végétalisées pour la gestion des eaux pluviales urbaines. 2emes rencontres toitures végétalisées, May 2012, La Rochelle, France. ⟨hal-00806159⟩
  • P.-A. Versini, L Pouget, S Mc Ennis, I Escaler, D Sempere-Torres, et al.. Climate change impact on water resources - Example of an anthropized basin (Llobregat, Spain). European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Apr 2012, Vienna, Austria. ⟨hal-00806123⟩
  • P.-A. Versini, M Velasco, A Cabello, D Sempere-Torres. Future hydrological impact of forest fire on flood occurrence in a Mediterranean basin. 2nd European Conference on Flood Risk Management FLOODrisk2012, Nov 2012, Rotterdam, Netherlands. ⟨hal-00805939⟩
  • P.-A. Versini, M Berreguer, D Sempere-Torres. Reconstruction of historical precipitation based on radar fields: application on Catalonia region (Spain). European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Apr 2012, Vienna, Austria. ⟨hal-00806122⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, D. Sempere-Torres. Hydrological impact of forest fires and climate change in a Mediterranean basin. 13th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms, Sep 2011, Savona, Italy. ⟨hal-00812595⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, M. Berenguer, Romeo Ballinas-Gonzáles, D. Sempere-Torres. Hydrological validation of historical precipitation reconstruction. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, 2011, Vienna, Austria. ⟨hal-00812644⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Carles Corral, D. Sempere-Torres, Antonio Santiago-Gahete. An operational food warning system in Andalucía (Spain): Presentation and first successful results. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, 2010, Vienna, Austria. ⟨hal-00812658⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, D. Sempere-Torres. Evaluation of radar rainfall estimates and nowcasts to prevent flash flood in real time by using a road submersion warning tool. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, 2010, Vienna, Austria. ⟨hal-00812653⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Romeo Ballinas-Gonzáles, D. Sempere-Torres, Isabel Escaler. Hydrological study of climate change impact on the Llobregat basin. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, 2010, Vienna, Austria. ⟨hal-00812661⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, Carles Corral, David Velasco. About the advantage of combining hydrological now-casting with a vulnerability analysis to improve risk alerts in flash flood prone area. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, 2009, Vienna, Austria. ⟨hal-00812678⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, E. Gaume, Hervé Andrieu. A simple method based on GIS to estimate the hydrological risk along a road network. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, 2008, Vienna, Austria. ⟨hal-00812684⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, E. Gaume, Hervé Andrieu. About the need for distributed flood forecast in flash flood prone areas: illustration with a road submersion forecasting tool. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, 2008, Vienna, Austria. ⟨hal-00812680⟩

Poster communications

  • I Skouri-Plakali, A. Ichiba, P.-A. Versini, Auguste Gires, I. Tchiguirinskaia, et al.. High resolution modeling of a small urban catchment. European Geosciences Union, Apr 2016, Vienne, Austria. ⟨hal-02102485⟩

Books

  • P.-A. Versini, Claude Joannis, Ghassan Chebbo. Guide technique sur le mesurage de la turbidité dans les réseaux d’assainissement. 2015. ⟨hal-02060193⟩

Book sections

  • P.-A. Versini. Singularité dans « Dictionnaire passionnel de la modélisation urbaine ». Edition l’œil d’or, Coll. critiques & cités, pp. 201-203. ISBN: 978-2-913661-84-4, 2017. ⟨hal-02060177⟩
  • P.-A. Versini. Validation/évaluation dans « Dictionnaire passionnel de la modélisation urbaine ». Edition l’œil d’or, Coll. critiques & cités, pp. 221-225. ISBN: 978-2-913661-84-4, 2017. ⟨hal-02060181⟩
  • P.-A. Versini. Erreur dans "Dictionnaire passionnel de la modélisation urbaine". Edition l’œil d’or, Coll. critiques & cités, pp. 89-92. ISBN: 978-2-913661-84-4., 2017. ⟨hal-02060171⟩
  • Pierre Antoine Versini. Les systèmes d'alerte précoce pour les inondations soudaines (P4225). Techniques de l'Ingénieur, Techniques de l'Ingénieur, 2012. ⟨hal-00805865⟩
  • Pierre-Antoine Versini, E. Gaume, Hervé Andrieu. A prototype of road warning system in flood prone area. Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice, Taylor & Francis Group, pp.1209-1216, 2009, 978-0-415-48507-4. ⟨hal-00812437⟩

Theses

  • Pierre Antoine Versini. Surveillance du risque hydrologique diffus le long des itinéraires routiers : Eléments pour la construction d'un outil d'annonce de coupure. Hydrologie. Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, 2007. Français. ⟨NNT : 2007 ENPC 0736⟩. ⟨tel-00348292⟩

Habilitation à diriger des recherches

  • Pierre-Antoine Versini. Des crues éclair aux îlots de chaleur - interactions entre aléas météorologiques et systèmes anthropiques. Hydrologie. Université Paris Est - Marne-la-Vallée, 2019. ⟨tel-02100724⟩

 

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