New project on Digital Twins for Urban Resilience has received a significant grant of €1.16 million from the Merian Fund. This collaborative grant provides the opportunity to work in partnership with esteemed academic institutions: Technical University Delft, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and Eindhoven University of Technology, as well as with industry leaders such as Arup Defacto Urbanism, Blanco-ad (www.blanco-ad.ch ), Bentley Systems, Okapi Research and Advisory Pvt Ltd a, and Care Earth Trust.
The project, named “𝑹𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕-𝑯𝒚𝒅𝒓𝒐-𝑻𝒘𝒊𝒏: 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝑫𝒊𝒈𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝑻𝒘𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑨𝒅𝒂𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝑼𝒓𝒃𝒂𝒏 𝑹𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝑾𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑬𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔,” combines the strengths of two diverse areas of expertise. On one hand, we have the expertise in digital twin development, complexity modelling, and the resilience of socio-technical systems from TU Delft and TU/e. On the other hand, we collaborate with IITM from India known for their skills in water resource management, hydrologic, and hydrodynamic modelling. The significance of our project lies in tackling the shortcomings in flood management, which frequently result in property damage, loss of life, and disruption to communities. The ResilientHydroTwin project investigates the potential and effectiveness of using a digital twin for managing water-related disasters. Our goal is to strengthen urban resilience by developing a city-level digital twin that accurately models system interactions and human behaviour. This digital twin framework will improve our understanding of the city’s interconnected systems, especially during flood events. It will be instrumental in formulating both hard and soft adaptation strategies, functioning as a living laboratory during extreme weather conditions. We will also investigate how digital twins can foster collaborative governance in managing water extremes.
𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦! With this project underway, we’re thrilled to announce new team openings! We’re looking to hire 3 post-docs (2 at TU Delft and 1 at TU/e) and a PhD candidate (at TU Delft) in the upcoming months. If you’re an academic with a passion for digital twin technology in urban resilience, we’d love to hear from you. The first post-doc position will begin in June. For more details and to apply, please check out our advertisement here (https://lnkd.in/eBhm3WqW).