Jelena Batica

PhD student, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis

I am a PhD fellow at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and Innovative City Lab, IMREDD in Nice, France. The area of my research is flood resilience of urban systems and development of mitigation strategies.
I work since 2010. as a research and study engineer in FP7 projects at Engineering School of University of Nice Sophia / Polytech Nice Sophia. I have an ME in Civil engineering specialized in ecology, hydraulics and water management from Faculty of Civil engineering, Belgrade University in Serbia. In addition and after several years of professional activities in the water sector, I gained also an MSc in Hydro-Informatics and Water Management – EuroAquae from Nice- Sophia Antipolis University in France.

My professional background is civil engineering with expertise in river hydraulics, risk and water management. I worked as a research engineer within Institute for the development of water resources ‘Jaroslav Cerni’ in Belgrade, Serbia.
During the last six years I have been involved in various projects in the water industry and I am currently developing new approach regarding flood resilience for urban environments in Europe and in Asia under an FP7 research program.
Within PEARL project, my main tasks are related to implementation of methodology developed focusing on flood resilience mapping, multi-scale and multi-dimensional analysis of case study areas.

Currently I live in Nice (France) with my baby girl Sofija.
I am looking forward working, contributing to the project and upgrading existing knowledge.