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Dam&DikeCARE The failure of dams and dikes cause loss of lives and severe property damage
innovative and user-friendly web application
RESCCUE RAF App a tool for urban resilience assessment to climate change
EWCoast Early warning system for coastal risks induced by storms

Hydraulics and Environment Department

Maria Helena Alegre
Maria Helena Alegre
Head of Department
DHA develops research in the whole water cycle focused on 5 strategic lines: risk management and safety, hydraulic infrastructures; environment and aquatic systems; urban water; and information technology applied to water and environment. Through its scientific activity, DHA supports the creation and implementation of public policies in the water domain and promotes the transfer of scientific knowledge to the society, intertwining science and engineering for the solution of societal problems. DHA also holds state-of-the-art capacity on high accuracy, high performance numerical modeling, and unique experimental facilities for physical modeling of ports, dams and other hydraulic structures.

DHA is organized in 5 research units:
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  • 30 Jun 2020 Researcher from DHA distinguished by the American Geophysical Union +
  • 02 Dec 2019 DHA presents OPENCoastS at the EOSC Symposium +