FLUMEN és un institut universitari de recerca de titularitat mixta entre la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya i el Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria. FLUMEN té com objecte desenvolupar activitats de recerca, assessorament, formació i transferència de tecnologia en els camps de la Dinàmica Fluvial i de l'Enginyeria Hidrològica. FLUMEN fou creat per la Generalitat de Catalunya mitjançant l'ordre ECO/305/2012 de 3 d'octubre (DOGC de 17 d'octubre de 2012).

The group's main goal is research and consultation in river dynamics and surface hydrology. For over fifteen years, the group has worked in R&D in these areas. At present, the consolidated working lines are as follows:
1) Urban hydrology. Large-scale rainwater drainage systems and flooding in urban environments.
2) The effect of reservoirs on natural river behaviour.
3) Impact of infrastructures on natural hydrological characteristics.
4) Floods and measures for minimising the risk of inundation.
5) River restoration.
6) Physical limnology of reservoirs.
7) Dam hydraulics.
8) Design and automation of channels.
A further objective is to organise a multidisciplinary team in river dynamics. Ten years ago, the group began to cooperate with members of the Department of Ecology at the University of Barcelona. The cooperation is based on lecturing, PhD supervision, scientific publications, research projects and consulting. UPC and the UB have recently signed a framework agreement that aims to strengthen t

The group's main goal is research and consultation in river dynamics and surface hydrology. For over fifteen years, the group has worked in R&D in these areas. At present, the consolidated working lines are as follows:
1) Urban hydrology. Large-scale rainwater drainage systems and flooding in urban environments.
2) The effect of reservoirs on natural river behaviour.
3) Impact of infrastructures on natural hydrological characteristics.
4) Floods and measures for minimising the risk of inundation.
5) River restoration.
6) Physical limnology of reservoirs.
7) Dam hydraulics.
8) Design and automation of channels.
A further objective is to organise a multidisciplinary team in river dynamics. Ten years ago, the group began to cooperate with members of the Department of Ecology at the University of Barcelona. The cooperation is based on lecturing, PhD supervision, scientific publications, research projects and consulting. UPC and the UB have recently signed a framework agreement that aims to strengthen t

Recent Submissions

  • Integrated assessment of climate change impacts and urban resilience: from climate and hydrological hazards to risk analysis and measures 

    Velasco, Marc; Russo, Beniamino; Martínez Gomariz, Eduardo (2020-08)
    Article
    Open Access
    This Special Issue brings together recent research findings related to urban resilience, in particular taking into account climate change impacts and hydrological hazards. Taking advantage of the work done in the H2020 ...
  • Modeling of E. coli distribution for hazard assessment of bathing waters affected by combined sewer overflows 

    Locatelli, Luca; Russo, Beniamino; Acero Oliete, Alejandro; Sánchez Catalán, Juan Carlos; Martínez Gomariz, Eduardo; Martínez Puentes, Montse (2020-05)
    Article
    Open Access
    Combined sewer overflows (CSOs) affect bathing water quality of receiving water bodies by bacterial pollution. The aim of this study is to assess the health hazard of bathing waters affected by CSOs. This is useful for ...
  • Increased urban resilience to climate change: key outputs from the RESCCUE project 

    Velasco, Marc; Russo, Beniamino; Monjo, Robert; Paradinas, César; Djordjevic, S.; Evans, Barry; Martínez Gomariz, Eduardo; Guerrero Hidalga, María; Cardoso, María Adriana; Salgado Brito, Rita; Pacheco Modesto, David (2020-12)
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    Open Access
    RESCCUE is an H2020 research project that aims to help cities around the world to become more resilient to physical, social, and economic challenges, using the water sector as the central point of the approach. Since 2016, ...
  • The economic impact of climate change on urban drainage master planning in Barcelona 

    Ortiz Garre, Alejandro; Velasco Domínguez, Maria José; Esbri Gras, Oscar; Medina Iglesias, Vicente César de; Russo, Beniamino (2021-01)
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    Open Access
    In the context of global change, urban drainage infrastructures must be planned considering future challenges such as new climate change and urban growth scenarios. Large cities require master plans to properly rank and ...
  • Discharge coefficients for specific grated inlets: influence of the Froude number 

    Cosco, Chiara; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Russo, Beniamino; Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David; Macchione, Francesco; Costanzo, Carmelina (2020-09)
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    Surface drainage systems play a key role in the urban system. To assess the flow intercepted by inlets, some approaches use recent experimental campaigns or are based on orifice or weir formulas. In this work, real scale ...
  • Assessment of urban flood resilience in Barcelona for current and future scenarios: the RESCCUE project 

    Russo, Beniamino; Velasco, Marc; Locatelli, Luca; Sunyer, David; Yubero, Daniel; Monjo, Robert; Martínez Gomariz, Eduardo; Forero Ortiz, Edwar Andres; Sánchez Muñoz, Daniel; Evans, Barry; González Gómez, Andoni (2020-07)
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    Open Access
    The results of recent climate projections for the city of Barcelona show a relevant increment of the maximum rainfall intensities for the period 2071–2100. Considering the city as a system of systems, urban resilience is ...
  • Methodology to prioritize climate adaptation measures in urban areas: Barcelona and Bristol case studies 

    Guerrero Hidalga, María; Martínez Gomariz, Eduardo; Evans, Barry; Webber, James; Termes Rife, Montserrat; Russo, Beniamino; Locatelli, Luca (2020-06)
    Article
    Open Access
    In the current context of fast innovation in the field of urban resilience against extreme weather events, it is becoming more challenging for decision-makers to recognize the most beneficial adaptation measures for their ...
  • Quantification of energy loss in two grated inlets under pressure 

    Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Russo, Beniamino (2020-06)
    Article
    Open Access
    Grated inlets have the normal function of collecting the surface runoff into sewer networks, but when the flow exceeds the capacity of the sewer pipes and conduits get pressurized, an outflow from the sewer manholes and ...
  • Reconstructing the Aznalcóllar mine accident 20 year later: numerical modelling of the flood 

    Sanz Ramos, Marcos; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Dolz Ripollès, Josep (CRC Press, 2020)
    Conference report
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    The Aznalcóllar mine-pond break is the most catastrophic mining accident regis-tered in the Iberian Peninsula (April 1998), and caused a tailings spill that affected around 45 km of the Agrio and Guadiamar Rivers. The flood ...
  • Análisis numérico 3D de las características del flujo en un canal curvo 

    Sánchez Cordero, Esteban; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest (2020-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    El presente trabajo muestra un análisis numérico 3D del comportamiento del flujo de agua en un canal curvo influenciado por la presencia de un vertedero y una compuerta. La simulación numérica se realizó utilizando el ...
  • Optimización del cálculo de la Vía de Intenso Desagüe con criterios hidráulicos 

    Sanz Ramos, Marcos; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Escolano Tercero, Enrique (2020-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    La legislación española actual exige que en los estudios de inundabilidad se delimite la Zona de Flujo Preferente (ZFP), compuesta por envolvente de la Zona de Inundación Peligrosa (ZIP) y la Vía de Intenso Desagüe (VID). ...
  • Changes in the hydrodynamics of a mountain river induced by dam reservoir backwater 

    Liro, Maciej; Ruiz Villanueva, Virginia; Mikus, Pawel; Wyzga, Bartlomiej; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest (Elsevier, 2020-11)
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    Upstream from a dam reservoir, river hydrodynamics may be directly changed by temporary inundation driven by the reservoir. This triggers morphological river changes which may additionally modify the initial hydrodynamics, ...

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