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The FLUMEN Institute is the outcome of merging the FLUMEN RTD group existing since 2005 at the School of Civil Engineering of UPC - BarcelonaTech and CIMNE, bringing together the numerical and experimental expertise of FLUMEN RTD group in hydraulics with the broad experience of CIMNE on numerical methods, computer simulation and integration of decision support systems.

The objectives of FLUMEN are the promotion of RTD and technology transfer activities in the field of River Dynamics and Hydrologic Engineering.

FLUMEN is an Academic Research Institute affiliated with UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and CIMNE (the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering). FLUMEN was founded by the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) through the order ECO/305/2012 on October 3rd (DOGC October 17th) and it is an interdisciplinary research group (SGR 1139).

The FLUMEN Institute is actively engaged in research activities, consulting, training and technology transfer in relation to hydrology and river dynamics. When first established in the 1980’s the experience of the Flumen Research Group was incorporated. These activities have been developed and perpetuated inside the framework provided by the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of UPC.