Jelena Batica

Ingénieur Recherche -  Polytech'Lab
Polytech Nice Sophia – Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis

930 Route des Colles
Parc de Sophia Antipolis
F-06410 Biot

Téléphone : +33 (0)6 48 52 76 65
Fax : +33 (0)4 92 38 85 01
Mail :
Autre :  Linkedin

Résumé :

Jelena Batica, Research engineer in Hydroinformatics, a civil engineer specialized in water resources, hydraulics and infrastructure graduated from Belgrade University (Serbia). In addition she gained also a M. Sc. in Hydro- informatics and Water Management – EuroAquae and doctorate degree from Nice- Sophia Antipolis University, France.

She works in University Nice Sophia Antipolis since 2010 as a research engineer on the projects financed by H2020 and FP7 research programs. Focusing on risk resilience, climate change and decision support systems through establishing new tools and methodologies for reshaping urban environments and raising risk awareness she is engaged on large projects: CORFU, Ubi-FLOOD, E-Leanor, PEARL, ANYWHERE and RECONECT.

Beside research, she is a lecturer to master students on: urban drainage systems, urban distribution systems, flood risk management.

Since 2010 she is a part of WaterEurope ( & HydroEurope ( and as a supervisor and lecturer. These programs are based and developed on the close partnership between the academia and the professional sector (businesses and public services). Differently from other theory-based Masters programmes, HydroEurope and WaterEurope proposes a collaborative and innovative educational approach equipping participants with a combination of the necessary in-depth academic theoretical concepts and with an intensive practice approach and operational analysis of concrete case studies of various European catchments located in the project partner countries

Her main focus is on a new methodology that she developed, regarding evaluation of food resilience in urban environments in Europe and in Asia. Application of this methodology is done by now is on eleven international cities e.g. Nice, Châtelaillon-Plage and Corsica (France), Hamburg (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Rethymno (Greece), Genoa (Italy), (France), Beijing (China), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Mumbai (India) and Taipei (China).

She is an expert in training disaster risk reduction, hydrometeorological and emergency teams for Flood Loss Assessment for the Western Balkan countries on behalf of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and expert in flood emergency response invited by European Commission Joint Research Centre (FloodRisk2016).

Domaine d'activité :
Civil engineering, water resources, disaster risk management, flood risk management, climate change, natural based solutions, water management, civil protection, stakeholder involvement and negotiation

Publications :

Revues internationales :

M. Hammond, A.S. Chen, J. Batica, D. Butler, S. Djordjević, P. Gourbesville, N. Manojlović, O. Mark & W. Veerbeek, “A new flood risk assessment framework for evaluating the effectiveness of policies to improve urban flood resilience”,  Urban Water Journal, vol. 15, n° 5, pp. 427-436, 2018.

J. Batica & P. Gourbesville, “Resilience in Flood Risk Management – A New Communication Tool”, Procedia Engineering, vol. 154, p. 811-817, 2016.

G. Karavokiros, A. Lykou, I. Koutiva, J. Batica, A. Kostaridis, A. Alves & C. Makropoulos, “Providing Evidence-Based, Intelligent Support for Flood Resilient Planning and Policy: The PEARL Knowledge Base”, Water, vol. 8, n° 9,  392, 25 p., 2016.

P. Gourbesville, J. Batica, J.-Y. Tigli, S. Lavirotte, G. Rey & D.K. Raju, “Flood warning systems and ubiquitous computing”, La Houille Blanche, Vol. 6, pp. 11-16, 2012.

Ouvrages et chapitres de livre:

J. Batica, P. Gourbesville, M. Erlich, C. Coulet & A. Mejean, Xynthia flood, learning from the past events - Introducing a FRI to stakeholdersAdvances in Hydroinformatics, Springer, pp. 607-619, 2018.

J. Batica, F.-Y. Hu & P. Gourbesville, “Flood resilience and urban systems”, Comprehensive Flood Risk Management, 11/2012, ISBN: 978-0-415-62144-1.

Conférences internationales :

J. Batica & P. Gourbesville, From catastrohe to resileince”, SimHydro, Sophia Antipolis, France, 2019.

J. Batica & P. Gourbesville, “Disaster risk reduction management and resilience - Flood Resilience Index (FRI) as communication tool”, SDHI & SDH, Nis, Serbia, 2018.


J. Batica & P. Gourbesville, “Resilience in flood risk – A new communication tool”, International Hydroinformatics Conference, Incheon, South Korea, 2016.


J. Batica & P. Gourbesville, “Flood resilience index - Methodology and application”, International Conference on Hydroinformatics, CUNY Academic Works, New York, USA, 2014.


J. Batica & P. Gourbesville, “Urban scale uncertainty for runoff generation – Case study NIice, France”, SimHydro, Modelling of rapid transitory flows, Sophia Antipolis, France, 2014.


P. Gourbesville & J. Batica, “Methodology for flood resilience index”, IAHR Europe Congress, Porto, Portugal, 2014.


J. Batica, P. Gourbesville & F.-Y. Hu, “Methodology for flood resilience index”, International Conference on Flood Resilience Experiences in Asia and Europe–ICFR, Exeter, United Kingdom, 2013.


S. Kurzbach, M. Hammond, O. Mark, S. Djordjevic, D. Butler, P. Gourbesville & J. Batica , “The development of socio-economic scenarios for urban flood risk management”, NOVATECH, Lyon, France, 2013.

P. Gourbesville, J. Batica & F. Tessier, “Methodology for maturity of flood risk management frameworks assessment – application to Asian and European cities”, International Conference on Flood Resilience Experiences in Asia and Europe, Exeter, United Kingdom, 2013.

P. Gourbesville, J. Batica & F. You Hu, “Methodology for flood resilience index”, International Conference on Flood Resilience Experiences in Asia and Europe, Exeter, United Kingdom, 2013.

P. Gourbesville & J. Batica, “Flood Resilience and Urban Systems: Nice and Taipei Case Studies”, European Conference on Flood Risk Management, Science, Policy and Practice: closing the gap, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2012.

P. Gourbesville, J. Batica, J.-Y. Tigli, S. Lavirotte, G. Rey & D.K. Raju, “Flood warning systems and ubiquitous computing”, SimHydro : Hydraulic modeling and uncertainty, Sophia Antipolis, France, 2012.

J. Batica & P. Gourbesville, “Approach developed within functional analysis regarding flooding processes in urban areas”, International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Hamburg, Germany, 2012.

J. Batica & P. Gourbesville, “A resilience measures towards assessed urban flood management - CORFU project”, International Conference Urban Drainage Modelling, Belgrade, Serbia, 2012.

J. Batica, F.-Y. Hu & P. Gourbesville, “Flood resilience and urban systems: Nice and Taipei case studies”, European Conference on FLOODrisk Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2012.

Conférences nationales :

P. Gourbesville, J.-P. Laborde & J. Batica, “Vulnérabilité et risque lors des crues extrêmes : La crue du Rhône de 2003 dans le secteur Arles – Tarascon”,  Congrès SHF : «Evènements extrêmes fluviaux et maritimes», Paris, France, 2012.