DARE: Data Assimilation for the REsilient City

Jessica Gardner interviewed Wetropolis pioneer Onno Bokhove on July 25, 2017. The interview provides a good primer for anyone interested in the background and theory behind the first Wetropolis models.

Fig. 1. Overview of the Wetropolis flood demonstrator with its winding river channel of circa 5.2m and the slanted flood plains on one side, a reservoir, the porous moor, the (constant) upstream inflow of water, the canal with weirs, the higher city plain, and the outflow in the water tank/bucket with its three pumps. Two of these pumps switch on randomly for (1,2,4,9)s of the 10s `Wetropolis Day’ (SI-unit: wd). Photo compilation: Luke Barber.