La Houille Blanche
Number 3-4, Juin 1999
|Page(s)||103 - 109|
|Published online||01 August 2009|
Développement et transfert international des technologies avancées dans le domaine de la télématique pour l'environnement - l'expérience du LHF
Development and international transfer of advanced technologies in the domain of telematics for environment - LHF's experience
Laboratoire d'Hydraulique de France, LHF (une Société Anonyme, a été absorbé par SOGREAH courant 1998)
Since its founding in 1987 the LHF activity in the damain of water resources (continuation of SOGREAH's R&D tradition in the field), consisted in development and implementation of applications of Informtion and Communication technologies (LCT) integrated with hydraulic and hydrological science. LHF has played an important role, among other European companies and institutes, in developing a new technology called Hydroinformatics, which is not in fact an application of LCT to water resources, but synergetic integration of bath. This innovative activity allowed LHF, on one hand, to influence up to some extend the evolution of thought in water domain in France and, on the other hand, to propose ideas and solutions of French school abroad. In order to illustrate this experience the following four aspects of LHF's activity during last 10 years are presented in the paper:
- participation in the definition and execution of the 4th Framework RDT of European Union,
- development and implementation of the operational hydroinformatics systems (flood risk management in Shangai)
or advanced prototypes (ftash floods forecasting in France),
- development of new technologies and hydroinformatics systems having operational future (such as Integrated System and Services for the Management of Agricultural Pollution - EUREKA/ISMAP or methodology for interpretation of simulation results in imprecise environment using fuzzy logic approach),
- development of new 2-dimensional approach to river engineering studies.
Examples and study cases of respective applications are given in the paper.
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 1999