Charlotte Heinzlef

 charlotte.heinzlef [at] uvsq.fr

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Charlotte Heinzlef is an assistant professor at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin since 2021. In 2019, she completed her PhD thesis "Modeling indicators of urban resilience to flood risk. Co-construction of a spatial decision support system to contribute to the operationalization of the concept of resilience" in co-supervision between Avignon University (France) and the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of Mons (Belgium). After defending her PhD, she did a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of French Polynesia. She participated in the development of an observatory of resilience in the Pacific Islands. Her research focuses on the resilience of vulnerable territories (urban, insular, coastal, etc.) to risks in a context of climate change.

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Bachelor's Degree

  • Méthodes et outils du travail universitaire (Licence 1 de Géographie)

 

Master’s Degree

  • Etude de risque, Master 1 EDE. Parcours : Transition vers la soutenabilité
  • Transition to Sustainability: Human Systems, Master 2 Adaptation to Climate Changes
  • Risk Management, Master 2 Arctic Studies
  • Aménagement et Urbanisme, Master 2 Mobilité Durable, Transition et Société
  • Pratiques participatives, Master 1 Gestion de l'environnement, parcours Responsabilité sociétale des entreprises et environnement
  • Mémoires de M1 et M2, Master 1 Gestion de l'environnement, parcours Responsabilité sociétale des entreprises et environnement

 

PUBLICATIONS

Papers in scientific journals (peer-reviewed)

  1. Lamaury,Y., JessinJ., Heinzlef C., SerreD. (2021). Operationalizing urban resilience to floods in island territories-Application in Punaauia, French Polynesie. Water 13, 337. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13030337
  2. Heinzlef C. (2021). La résilience urbaine en question : Enjeux, contexte et propositions d’opérationnalisation. Risques Urbains. 20-4. https://doi.org/10.21494/ISTE.OP.2021.0601
  3. Heinzlef, C., Serre, D. (2020). Urban resilience: From a limited urban engineering vision to a more global comprehensive and long-term implementation. Water Secur. 11, 100075. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasec.2020.100075
  4. Heinzlef C., Robert B., Hémond Y., Serre D. (2020), Operating urban resilience strategies to face climate change and associated risks: some advances from theory to application in Canada and France, Cities, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102762
  5. Heinzlef C., Becue V., Serre D. (2020), A spatial decision support system for enhancing resilience to floods. Bridging resilience modeling and geovisualization techniques. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1049-2020.
  6. Heinzlef C., Serre D. (2019), Dérèglement climatique et gestion des risques en Polynésie Française : conception d’un observatoire de la résilience, Les Cahiers d’Outre-Mer, 2019/2 (n°280), p.531-563. https://doi.org/10.4000/com.10666
  7. Heinzlef C., Becue V., Serre D. (2019), Operationalizing urban resilience to floods in embanked territories-Application in Avignon, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region, Safety Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2019.05.003.
  8. Serre D., Heinzlef C. (2018), Assessing and mapping urban resilience to floods with respects to cascading effects through critical infrastructure networks, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.02.018.

 

Conference papers published

  1. Bourlier B., Taillandier F., Heinzlef C., Picot O., Curt C., Serre D. (2020), Modelling long term resilience of the high islands of French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea): implementation of a systemic analysis. 22ème Congrès de Maîtrise des Risques et Sûreté de Fonctionnement. Lambda Mu 22, Institut pour la Maîtrise des Risques. Le Havre, France, 12-15/10/2020.
  2. Heinzlef C., Morschell J., Serre D. (2020), Assessing resilience to floods in an holistic perspective in French Polynesia, FloodRisk 2020 Science and Practice for an Uncertain Future. Budapest (Hongrie), 08/2020.
  3. Bourlier B., Taillandier F., Heinzlef C., Curt C., Davies N., Serre D. (2020), A flood resilience observatory and research perspectives from the ILOTS project, FloodRisk 2020 Science and Practice for an Uncertain Future. Budapest (Hongrie), 08/2020.
  4. Heinzlef C., Ganz F., Becue V., Serre D. (2017), Eléments de conception d’un observatoire de résilience urbaine face au risque d’inondation, 7ème colloque du réseau OPDE (Des Outils pour Décider Ensemble) « Concevoir, adapter, évaluer des dispositifs pour faciliter et étendre la participation ».
  5. Heinzlef C., Becue V., Serre D. (2018), Concevoir un outil collaboratif d’aide à la décision : opérationnalier la résilience urbaine, 01 Design 11. ISBN : 978-2-87325-116-1

 

Collective books - Book chapters

  1. Heinzlef C., Ganz F., Becue V., Serre D. (2021), « Améliorer la résilience face au risque inondation : de la création d’indicateurs à un observatoire de résilience urbaine », in « Résilience et adaptation aux risques « naturels » » (Leone & Vinet, 2021), Géorisques n°9 2021, Presse Universitaires de la Méditerranée
  2. Serre D., Heinzlef C. (2021) Long-Term Resilience to Climate Change Risks in French Polynesian Community. In: Brears R.C. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32811-5_129-1
  3. Heinzlef C. (2019), Recettes de Résilience Urbaine, Comment réagir face aux inondations ? P.U Avignon; Midisciences, ISBN: 235768108X
  4. Serre D., Douvinet J., Heinzlef C., Daniel-Lacombe E. (2017), « Les territoires endigués, quelles stratégies adopter pour y poursuivre l’urbanisation ? », dans (sous la direction de) Vinet, Pages 259–274, Le risque inondation, Edition ISTE.

 

Oral communications in international peer-reviewed conferences

  1. Heinzlef C., Davies N., Dominey-Howes D., Serre D. (2020), A Pacific islands case study: implementing territorial resilience issue. Society for Risk Analysis 2020. Austin, 13-17/12/2020.
  2. Serre D., Heinzlef C., Bourlier B., Jessin J., Lamaury Y., Croteau R., Taillandier F., Curt C., Long N., Talbot J., Fried J., Davies N., Dominey-Howes D. (2020), A scientific resilience observatory for the Pacific islands and coasts: some results. Society for Risk Analysis 2020. Austin, 13-17/12/2020.
  3. Bourlier B., Taillandier F., Heinzlef C., Picot O., Curt C., Serre D. (2020), Modelling long term resilience of the high islands of French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea) : implementation of a systemic analysis. 22ème Congrès de Maîtrise des Risques et Sûreté de Fonctionnement. Lambda Mu 22, Institut pour la Maîtrise des Risques. Le Havre, France, 12-15/10/2020.
  4. Heinzlef C., Morschell J., Serre D. (2020), Assessing resilience to floods in an holistic perspective in French Polynesia, FloodRisk 2020 Science and Practice for an Uncertain Future. Budapest (Hongrie), 08/2020.
  5. Bourlier B., Taillandier F., Heinzlef C., Curt C., Davies N., Serre D. (2020), A flood resilience observatory and research perspectives from the ILOTS project, FloodRisk 2020 Science and Practice for an Uncertain Future. Budapest (Hongrie), 08/2020.
  6. Serre D., Bourlier B., Picot O., Heinzlef C., Davies N. (2019), Observatories, long term resilience monitoring, a review, SRA 2019 Risk Analysis in the Data analytics Era, Arlington (USA), 12/2019.
  7. Merad M., Heinzlef C. (2019), Insights on the conceptual and operational distinctions between risk, resilience and sustainability, SRA 2019 Risk Analysis in the Data analytics Era, Arlington (USA), 12/2019
  8. Heinzlef C., Serre D. (2019), Assessing resilience to floods in an holistic perspective, SRA 2019 Risk Analysis in the Data analytics Era, Arlington (USA), 12/2019.
  9. Bourlier B., Heinzlef C., Serre D. (2019). Ease Land Use Transformation in Risky Coastal Areas with Participative GIS, ILUS 2019 3rd International Land Use Symposium, Paris (France), 04-06/12/2019
  10. Serre D., Bourlier B., Lambert M-L., Heinzlef C., Long N., A participative process to decrease coastal vulnerabilities and optimize land use transformation, 59th ERSA Congress, Lyon (France), 08/2019.
  11. Serre D., Bourlier B., Heinzlef C., Lambert M-L., Long N. (2019). A participative GIS to increase resilience of coastal environments with non-structural measures, OCEANEXT 2019 Interdisciplinary Conference “Building the future of marine and coastal socio-ecosystems”, Nantes (France), 03-05/07/2019
  12. Serre D., Claudet J., Davies N., Fried J., Gaertner J-C., Heinzlef C., Laganier R., Morschel J., Parravicini V., Tchekemian A. (2019). Pacific Island LOng Term resilience (ILOTS), OCEANEXT 2019 Interdisciplinary Conference “Building the future of marine and coastal socio-ecosystems”, Nantes (France), 03-05/07/2019
  13. Heinzlef C., Becue V., Serre D., Thinking urban flood resilience through observatory design, Fifth World Congress on Risk – Society for Risk Analysis, Cape Town (Afrique du Sud), 05/2019.
  14. Heinzlef C., Becue V., Serre D. (2019), Resilience indicators: a decision-support tool to assess urban floods resilience, A French case-study, European Geosciences Union 2019, Vienne (Autriche), 04/2019.
  15. Heinzlef C., Ganz F., Becue V., Serre D. (2018), A decision-support tool to improve urban resilience: a collaboration between research and urban services, SRA-E Conference 2018 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe, Ostersund (Suède), 06/2018.
  16. Heinzlef C., Becue V., Serre D. (2018), Concevoir un outil collaboratif d’aide à la décision : opérationnaliser la résilience urbaine, 01 Design 11, Mons (Belgique), 06/2018.
  17. Heinzlef C., Ganz F., Becue V., Serre D. (2018), Implementing urban resilience to floods in Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region: interfacing science and urban engineers of Avignon City Council, European Geosciences Union 2018, Vienne (Autriche), 04/2018.
  18. Heinzlef C., Ganz F., Becue V., Serre D. (2017), An observatory for decision-making: measuring and advising on urban resilience, IDRIM (Integrated Disaster Risk Management) 2017, Reykjavik (Islande), 08/2017.

 

Poster presentations in international peer-reviewed conferences

  1. Heinzlef C., Hémond Y., Robert B., Serre D. (2019), A decision-support tool to increase urban resilience to flood risk: from a theoretical concept to operational urban managers re-appropriation. A France-Quebec comparative approach, Fifth World Congress on Risk – Society for Risk Analysis, Cape Town (Afrique du Sud), 05/2019.
  2. Heinzlef C., Serre D. (2019), The operationalization of resilience, from a theoretical concept to urban re-appropriation: what progress has been made? European Geosciences Union 2019, Vienne (Autriche), 04/2019.
  3. Heinzlef C., Ganz F., Becue V., Serre D. (2018), Coping with urban floods: a special decision-support system to improve resilience, AGILE Conference 2017, Lund (Suède), 06/2018.
  4. Heinzlef C., Ganz F., Becue V., Serre D. (2017), An observatory for decision-making: measuring and advising on urban resilience, IDRIM (Integrated Disaster Risk Management) 2017, Reykjavik (Islande), 08/2017.
  5. Heinzlef C., Ganz F., Becue V., Serre D. (2017), Designing a spatial decision-support system to improve urban resilience to floods, European Geosciences Union 2017, Avril 2017, Vienne (Autriche), 04/2017.

 

Oral communications in national peer-reviewed conferences

  1. Heinzlef C., Serre D. (2020), La crise mondiale COVID 19 : quelles vulnérabilités locales en Polynésie Française ?, Conférence de la recherche 2020, Université de Polynésie Française, Punnuia (Tahiti), 03/12/2020. Youtube 
  2. Heinzlef C., Ganz F., Becue V., Serre D. (2019), Améliorer la résilience face au risque inondation : de la création d’indicateurs à un observatoire de résilience urbaine, 15ème Rencontre Géorisque - Résilience et Adaptation aux Catastrophes Naturelles, Montpellier (France), 01/2019.
  3. Heinzlef C., Ganz F., Becue V., Serre D. (2018), Un outil d’aide à la décision pour opérationnaliser la Résilience Urbaine, Mardi des Chercheurs, Valenciennes (France), 03/2018.
  4. Heinzlef C., Ganz F., Becue V., Serre D. (2017), Éléments de conception d’un Observatoire de Résilience Urbaine face au risque d’inondation, OPDE Conférence (Des Outils pour Décider Ensemble) Montpellier (France), 10/2017.
  5. Heinzlef C., Gisclard B., Douvinet J., Serre D. (2017), Répondre au risque d’inondation fluviale : Zénobie, la ville résiliente du futur, Juin 2017, Limoges (France), 06/2017.

 

Oral communications in national conferences given at the invitation of the organizing committee

  1. Heinzlef C. (2018), La résilience urbaine, d’un concept théorique à une (ré)appropriation opérationnelle, Mons (Belgique), 12/2018.
  2. Heinzlef C. (2017), Amélioration des conditions de résilience des territoires bordant des fleuves endigués de la région PACA, Journée sur les coopérations européennes, Etablissement Public Loire, Orléans (France), 09/2017. https://www.eptb-loire.fr/journee-cooperation-europeenne
  3. Heinzlef C. (2017), La résilience des territoires bordant des fleuves endigués de la Région PACA, Mons (Belgique), 04/2017.

 

PhD Thesis

  1. Heinzlef C. (2019), Modélisation d’indicateurs de résilience urbaine face au risque d’inondation. Co-construction d’un système spatial d’aide à la décision pour contribuer à l’opérationnalisation du concept de résilience. Thèse de doctorat. Avignon Université (France) et Faculté d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme de Mons (Belgique). 274p. URL 1, URL 2

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2021-2022: CLIMACT'ILE (CLIMate impACT resILiEnce); Pacific Fund, High Commission of the Republic in French Polynesia

Flooding (fluvial, pluvial, tsunamis and submersions) is among the most critical issues for most islands. Improving the resilience to flood risks in such a region is the main objective of this project. To achieve this goal, we propose a two-step approach: i. Modeling the level of resilience to flooding and cascading effects of several Pacific islands from Hawaii to Fiji, ii. Construction of a spatial knowledge support tool. UC Berkeley (Gump Station) and U of Sydney are partners in this project.

20 000 €

Role: Partner

2021: UAV Coastal 3D, Assessment of coastal vulnerability to marine erosion by photogrammetry; University of French Polynesia - "Supporting Actions" project call

In a context of climate disruption, coastal risk assessment has become a major knowledge issue. The need to explore, measure and understand the processes remains one of the scientific priorities whose development must be pursued within the framework of the establishment project. This project will enrich this research theme with relevant knowledge by developing a methodology to produce information necessary to feed an observatory dedicated to the evaluation of the resilience of coastal territories. Finally, important work will also be carried out in relation to local authorities and coastal managers to make this information accessible and usable for decision making. This is also a question of clearly positioning ourselves on a transfer of scientific knowledge to society. In addition, UAC Coastal 3D will test the ability of drones to provide useful data for risk management in island environments through the acquisition of aerial images and post-processing analysis of 3D models. The objective is twofold:

1. To monitor the evolution of a coastline identified as vulnerable: Matira Point in Bora-Bora

2. To carry out a 3D cartography at the scale of an atoll between two storms in order to measure the differences on a coast of about ten kilometers in Fakarava and to understand the natural protection of the reef

This diagnostic work will feed the project of a resilience observatory and will allow to establish tracks of restoration of the coastline by solutions based on nature.

8 000 €

Role: Partner

2020: PARC (PAcific islands Resilience Culture); University of French Polynesia - "Supporting Actions" project call

This project aims to work on the issue of resilience culture in the Pacific islands. Based on the observation that risk culture is often linked to local experiences and legacies of territorialized risk management, this project seeks to develop, encourage and support the integration of the concept of resilience in risk management strategies. Supported by the University of French Polynesia (UPF), this research project illustrates the tensions and needs of the Pacific islands to prepare for climate change, disasters and the uncertainties associated with these changes.

5 000 €.

Role: Project leader

2019-2021: ILOTS 1 and 2 (pacific Island LOng Term reSilience); IRD, CNRS - "Natural Hazards" call

This project aims to establish the basis for the development of an observatory of resilience to climate change and associated risks in French Polynesia. This collaborative project (UMR EIO, UC Berkeley - Gump Station, USR CRIOBE, UC Irvine, UMR PRODIG, UMR ESPACE) brings together a team that is both thematic (Risks, Oceanian Environment) and methodological (Observatory, Spatial Modeling, Resilience Assessment) and constitutes the launch of a research theme in French Polynesia to achieve useful results in the medium term in this field. The team is completed by complementary means: recruitment of an ATER (2 years) by the UPF, co-financing of a PhD contract (half grant MENRT-ED Pacifique, half grant IRSTEA Aix en Provence).

43 000 €.

Role: Partner

 

SCIENTIFIC IMPACT

Reviewer in international peer-reviewed journals

 

Scientific expertise

  • Scientific expert for the evaluation of projects submitted to the ANR "AAP RA-SIOMRI 2021"

 

AWARDS

05/2020: FINALIST of the CCR Cat Nat 2020 Thesis Award

12/2019: SRA 2019 Travel Award - 2019 SRA Annual Meeting, Arlington (USA).

06/2018: SRA-Europe Conference Scholarship Award 2018 - Best Paper Awarded by the 27th SRA Europe Annual Meeting - Risk and Uncertainty, from Critical thinking to practical impact (Suède).

08/2017: 7th paper prize of the Young Scientists Session - IDRIM 2017 Conference - Reykjavik (Islande).

06/2017: Bourse Perdiguier - Avignon Université (France). Support for the international mobility of doctoral students registered at Avignon University. 1 500 €

10/2016: Thesis grant from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (France). 100 000 €

 

​Last revision: September 2021