dr.ir. V.J. Cortes Arevalo (Juliette)


About Me

Juliette Cortes is researcher at the University of Twente and PhD in water management from the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). Her PhD research was carried out in an intra-european set up in close cooperation with the Italian National Research Council, Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection (CNR-IRPI, Padua, Italy).

As MSc and PhD student, she participated in two European Projects. The Project DIANE-CM which had two case studies one in Hamburg (Germany) and London (UK). The CHANGES project which had four European study areas in mountain areas. She particularly focused on the Fella Basin in the Northeastern Italian Alps (Friuli Venezia Giulia).

In Colombia, she prepared consultancy and construction proposals for engineering projects with the public and private sector. As field engineer, her tasks included the construction of minor river bank protections at critical locations along main national highways. She also attended one flood emergency in La Mojana, Magdalena (Colombia) where she interacted with local people as first responders.


Communication Strategies
Risk Management
Flood Forecasting
River Management


Recent Articles
Mazzoleni, M., Cortes Arevalo, V. J., Alfonso, L., Wehn, U., Norbiato, D., Monego, M., ... Solomatine, D. P. (2017). Effect of citizen engagement levels in flood forecasting by assimilating crowdsourced observations in hydrological models. Abstract from EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Mazzoleni, M., Cortes Arevalo, V. J., Wehn, U., Alfonso, L., Norbiato, D., Monego, M., ... Solomatine, D. P. (2017). Towards assimilation of crowdsourced observations for different levels of citizen engagement: the flood event of 2013 in the Bacchiglione catchment. Hydrology and earth system sciences. DOI: 10.5194/hess-2017-59
Cortes Arevalo, V. J., Sterlacchini, S., Bogaard, T., Junier, S., & van de Giesen, N. (2016). Decision support method to systematically evaluate first-level inspections of the functional status of check dams. Structure and infrastructure engineering, 12(11), 1487-1504. DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2016.1144619
Aye, Z. C., Sprague, T., Cortes Arevalo, V. J., Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Jaboyedoff, M., & Derron, M-H. (2016). A collaborative (web-GIS) framework based on empirical data collected from three case studies in Europe for risk management of hydro-meteorological hazards. International journal of disaster risk reduction, 15, 10-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.12.001
den Haan, R-J. J., Cortes Arevalo, V. J., van der Voort, M. C., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2016). Designing Virtual River: a Serious Gaming Environment to Collaboratively Explore Management Strategies in River and Floodplain Maintenance. In R. Bottino, J. J. Jeuring, & R. C. Veltkamp (Eds.), Games and Learning Alliance: 5th International Conference, GALA 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands, December 5–7, 2016, Proceedings (pp. 24-34). (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 10056). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing Switzerland. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50182-6

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