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Safer Places 2020-07-01T15:39:10+00:00

SaferPlaces 

IMPROVED ASSESSMENT OF PLUVIAL, FLUVIAL AND COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS AND RISKS IN EUROPEAN CITIES AS A MEAN TO BUILD SAFER AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

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SAFERPLACES employs innovative climate, hydrological and hydraulic, topographic and economic modelling techniques to assess pluvial, fluvial and coastal flood hazard and risk in urban environments under current and future climates.

The service is designed to advice identification and assessment of flood risk mitigation measures and plans, inform climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies, and help to foster multi-stakeholder agreements and partnership for resilience building. 

In particular SAFERPLACES sets to:

  1. further develop and enhance, test and demonstrate applicability of efficient and scalable flood hazard and risk mapping and assessment service in urban context, largely needed for devising climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies and plans;
  2. facilitate multi-stakeholder dialog and identification of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation measures and strategies,
  3. new business opportunities, and financial and economic incentives for behavioural and land-use changes, by employing nature or ecosystem-based solutions such as natural water retention and urban requalification

THE ISSUE

URBAN FLOODING: PLUVIAL, COASTAL AND FLUVIAL

Floods are responsible for 40% of these losses and together with storms denote the major natural hazard type in terms of economic damage. With high confidence, climate change is very likely to amplify extreme precipitation and flood hazards in many regions across Europe

THE INNOVATION

INNOVATIVE FLOOD RISK MAPPING TOOLS

SAFERPLACES employs innovative climate, hydrological and hydraulic, topographic and economic modelling techniques to assess pluvial, fluvial and coastal flood hazard and risk in urban environments under current and future climates.

THE PURPOSES

DEMOCRATIZING FLOOD RISK MODELS TO SUPPORT CLIMATE RESILIENCE IN URBAN CITIES 

The service is designed to advice identification and assessment of flood risk mitigation measures and plans, inform climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies, and help to foster multi-stakeholder agreements and partnership for resilience building

THE APPROACH

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER CO-DESIGN & CO-DEVELOPMENT

facilitate multi-stakeholder dialog and identification of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation measures and strategies, new business opportunities, and financial and economic incentives for behavioural and land-use changes, by employing nature- or ecosystem-based solutions such as natural water retention and urban requalification

THE VALUE

SAFERPLACES DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM

SAFERPLACES aims at supporting better flood hazard and risk evaluations, and identification of new opportunities associated with better prevention and protection and climate adaptation. The service fills two main knowledge gaps: (i) sound analysis of the current and future hazard and risk; (ii) a spatially-explicit economic assessment of flood impacts

THE CONCEPT

THE WEB GUI MOCKUP

Please take a look at the Web GUI MockUp available here:

RIMINI Pilot https://gecos.invisionapp.com/public/share/3HWTR34K4

COLOGNE Pilot https://gecos.invisionapp.com/public/share/BUWTR2Y47

USER’S REQUIREMENTS SURVEY

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Pilots Urban Case Studies
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Small Medium Enterprises
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Flooding Risks: PLUVIAL, FLUVIAL, COASTAL
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Research and Universities

Engagement

News

New publications on flood damage assessment from Saferplaces EIT Climate-KIC project

luglio 3rd, 2020|

The work done by the SaferPlaces team on DAMAGE modelling led to the successful publication of two articles. The first one, “Estimating exposure of residential assets to natural hazards in Europe using open data” was [...]

SaferPlaces article on the innovative pluvial flood hazard model Safer_RAIN was chosen as cover story for the June issue of the Journal Water

luglio 1st, 2020|

Double good news for the SaferPlaces team working on HAZARD modeling: the article “Safer_RAIN: A DEM-Based Hierarchical Filling-&-Spilling Algorithm for Pluvial Flood Hazard Assessment and Mapping across Large Urban Areas”, besides being published by the [...]

SaferPlaces presenta il servizio per la valutazione del rischio di allagamento urbano al Webinar sui Servizi Climatici organizzato dalla Regione Emilia-Romagna

giugno 30th, 2020|

Il Forum regionale permanente sui cambiamenti climatici istituito dalla Regione Emilia-Romagna continua le proprie attività in modalità online e SaferPlaces sarà presente al prossimo incontro presentando il servizio climatico sviluppato per la valutazione del rischio di allagamento [...]

SaferPlaces second General Assembly | 13-14 May 2020

aprile 14th, 2020|

Image copyright @GFZ It is already time for the second General Assembly (GA) of SaferPLACES project, the annual occasion for productive discussion and advancements in project development. The GA will take place on 13-14 May 2020, [...]

Second Italian Saferplaces End-users and Stakeholders Workshop

ottobre 9th, 2019|

The second Italian SaferPlaces End-Users and Stakeholders Workshop will take place in Bologna, 15 November 2019. During the month of November the Spanish and German Workshops will be organized too, in Pamplona and Cologne respectively. The [...]

ETN System-Risk closing conference

settembre 17th, 2019|

SaferPlaces will be present at the final conference of the EU project ETN (European Training Networks) "System-Risk – a large-scale systems approach to flood risk assessment and management". The event will take place in Potsdam (Germany), [...]

ALL NEWS

Tweets

Il Forum permanente sui cambiamenti climatici della Regione Emilia-Romagna discute i servizi climatici #CLARA_H2020 e @SaferPlacesCKIC
https://t.co/z4a4MzropK @CmccClimate

Pluvial flooding are becoming more and more frequent. For this reason, @SaferPlacesCKIC has recently developed a new model for pluvial flood hazard mapping in urban areas. https://t.co/mTyXeVi6N2

As weird as it may sound #safer_RAIN became a #covermodel, and I am very proud it!

Today's @Water_MDPI cover story is all about #saferplaces_ckic

A series of webinars organised as side-events of and filling the time between @climateurope #webstival events, coorganised by #CLARA_H2020, @CLARITY_h2020 and other projects @SaferPlacesCKIC @CmccClimate @gecosistema @ArpaER @SMHI @christianaphot https://t.co/IYp0jIxlng

Congrats to @CaterinaSamela and @SimonePersiano for their published paper on #Safer_RAIN an innovative #Pluvial #Flooding model for supporting #resilience in #cities. @SaferPlacesCKIC @ClimateKIC @ClimateKICItaly @CmccClimate @gecosistema

https://t.co/nNCMsQDvQH

Pleased to give our contribution to the SaferPlaces project!
Here you have a #Sentinel2 image of #Cologne (#Koeln), one of the #saferplaces use cases @CmccClimate

https://t.co/aVzwjc20NL

it's #playtime - now participants to the @SaferPlacesCKIC virtual general assembly can play with our #webplatform and assess #pluvial #fluvial and #coastal #flood #damages on their own on two case studies @ClimateKICItaly @ClimateKIC @gecosistema @CmccClimate

@stefanobagli from @gecosistema is running the first online demonstration of @SaferPlacesCKIC web platform for the #rimini case study during #SaferPlaces Virtual General Assembly! BIG TIME SUCCESS!!! @ClimateKICItaly @ClimateKIC

Papers

  • Samela et al. 2020 -Safer_RAIN: A DEM-Based Hierarchical Filling-&-Spilling Algorithm for Pluvial Flood Hazard Assessment and Mapping across Large Urban Areas Water 202012(6), 1514; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12061514

  • Paprotny et al. 2020 – Estimating exposure of residential assets to natural hazards in Europe using open data Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 323–343, 2020; https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-323-2020

  • Paprotny et al. 2020 – Exposure and vulnerability estimation for modelling flood losses to commercial assets in Europe, Sci. Total Environ., Vol. 737, 2020, 140011; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140011

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