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Using H&H models to simulate localized urban flooding

  • 10 Apr 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • ONLINE: Zoom link to be provided in registration reminder email


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Using H&H models to simulate localized urban flooding

Presented by: 

 Franco Montalto, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Drexel University


As climate change increases the severity of flooding, there is increased interest in the use of hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) models to compare the effectiveness of alternative approaches to Flood Risk Management. Use of H&H models for this purpose differs from other modeling applications,  for example to estimate pollutant loads to water bodies. With a focus on flooding in Philadelphia and Camden, this presentation discusses some of the key decisions modelers need to make regarding representation of spatial differences in precipitation, parameterization of engineered drainage system features, the spatial scale at which to connect the surface and subsurface flows, model validation, parameterization of FRM solutions, and incorporation of climate change into these analyses.


Dr. Montalto is a licensed civil and environmental engineer with 30 years of research, planning, and design experience in the fields of ecological restoration, green infrastructure, and urban sustainability and resilience. He is a professor at Drexel University, where he directs the Sustainable Water Resources Engineering lab, and is also the founder and president of eDesign Dynamics LLC, an environmental consulting firm based in New York City, with an international portfolio of projects. He is a member of the 4th New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC4), where he co-chairs the flooding working group, and also served as an invited author of the recently released northeast chapter of the 5th National Climate Assessment (NCA5).


This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). A Certificate of Attendance will be available for AWRA-PMAS members only. The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate).  

Please note: 

  • Presentation Zoom link will be provided in registration reminder email.
  • Zoom link should only be used by those who register for the event through AWRA directly. 
  • PDHs will be issued through PDFs.
  • Please allow extra time to register through Zoom and get software set up.
  • Presentation will start at noon.
  • Early participants will be in a Waiting Room until noon. 
  • Participants must email to request PDH Certificate after the event.

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