UEE is recruiting 1 PhD candidate in urban flood risk modelling / urban hydrology & hydraulics


Flood risk is a growing concern in urban areas, due to both river flooding and extreme rainfalls. Integrated assessment tools are needed to guide sustainable urban flood risk management. However, the validation of existing urban flood risk models remains incomplete. The proposed PhD research will provide new insights into urban flood processes, based on a combined approach involving a case study, numerical modelling and laboratory experiments.


We are seeking highly qualified and motivated student with a strong background in hydrology, hydraulics, computational fluid dynamics, civil engineering, or a related discipline.


The successful PhD applicants will conduct the research work in the department “Urban & Environmental Engineering” of the University of Liege. She/he will have access to advanced laboratory facility, including acoustic technologies and image processing solutions. She/he will also beneficiate from state-of-the-art computational modelling resources to develop her/his research. The University of Liege provides a comprehensive doctoral training program.


Applicants must register until 31 August 2017 through this online survey (selecting “I apply for a doctoral position”): https://qtrial2013.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Mdqwq14nnPJGp7. Additionally, they must send a motivation letter, a CV with relevant documentation, and names of at least two referees to b.dewals@ulg.ac.be.


Research field

Environmental science › Earth science

Geosciences › Hydrology

Engineering > Water resources engineering

Engineering > Civil engineering

Computer science > Modelling tools


Application deadline

24/07/2017 01:00 PM









Between 01/09/2017 and 30/09/2017