Yared Abayneh Abebe

PhD fellow, UNESCO-IHE

I am a PhD research fellow in Urban Water Systems at the department of Environmental Engineering and Water Technology at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education.

I have received a Master of Science degree in Hydroinformatics from the same institute in 2011. My graduate research work focused on "Comparison of numerical schemes for modelling supercritical and transcritical flows along urban floodplains".

For more than two and half years after graduation, I worked as researcher assistant at UNESCO-IHE in a Flood Risk Assessment project in the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. The project work included bathymetry estimation (using satellite and sonar data); coastal and pluvial urban flood estimation; flood hazard, vulnerability and risk assessments; and report writing.

Since January 2014, I started a PhD research which is fully funded by the PEARL FP-7 project, as part of WP3. Within the project, my main research topic is holistic and multiple flood risk assessment. This includes developing a framework and ontology for holistic and multiple flood risk assessment in institutional level; develop concepts and tools; and test the research on case studies.

I am looking forward to working with you!