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Safer Places 2020-10-21T10:17:10+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

“The climate concerns us – Future risks in Emilia-Romagna Region: knowledge and prevention”

ottobre 22nd, 2020|

“The climate concern us” is the title of the campaign launched by the Emilia-Romagna section of Legambiente, the most prominent and widespread environmental non-profit organization in Italy. The event aims at increasing the knowledge of [...]

Rimini and climate change: the added value of the Sea Park “Parco del Mare”

ottobre 19th, 2020|

Rimini's Sea Park "Parco del Mare", photo source: Comune di Rimini The City of Rimini’s Mayor, Andrea Gnassi, and the Councilor for the Environment, Anna Montini, explain in an official news release how the urban intervention [...]

SaferPlaces Platform: watch the registration of the webinar hosted by Oasis Hub

settembre 24th, 2020|

Head over to Oasis Hub Blog for watching the registration of the first webinar of their Autumn series 2020, where SaferPlaces presented and demonstrated the recently released platform: a climate service mapping flood hazard and [...]

SaferPlaces at the Oasis Hub autumn 2020 webinar series: climate tools for cities, insurance and utilities

settembre 14th, 2020|

The unique Cloud Web Platform developed within SaferPlaces project will be the topic of the first webinar of the Oasis Hub autumn 2020 webinar series about climate adaptation and risk assessment tools for cities, insurance and [...]

SaferPlaces at “Climate Thursdays”: urban flood risk and adaptation challenges

agosto 25th, 2020|

SaferPlaces is gladly participating for the second time to the "Climate Thursdays" webinar series, talking about Urban flood risk and adaptation challenges.  Climate change has particularly extreme effects in urban areas with flooding as an important [...]

SaferPlaces at “Climate Thursdays” webinar series

luglio 24th, 2020|

“Climate Thursdays”, a webinar series on climate services and climate-related innovations, is taking place over summer 2020 as side events to Climateurope webstivals. SaferPLACES, together with Copernicus Pluvial Flood Risk Assessment in Urban Areas, will organize [...]

ALL NEWS

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Why are #climateservices necessary to build a #climatesmart, safe and pleasant urban environment? The future is already here: the efforts of the 🇮🇹 company @gecosistema prove it. Read 👇 https://t.co/PoLkFOlQ7o

Rimini and climate change: the added value of the Sea Park "Parco del Mare https://t.co/RgHcMNgkaG @CmccClimate @gecosistema @comunerimini @c40cities @JaroslavMysiak @FrancescaLaros1 @Oasis_HUB @ComuneMI @pieropelizzaro @ICLEI_Europe @ClimateKIC @ClimateKICItaly @AttiCastellarin

#Rimini
Rimini e il cambiamento climatico: il valore aggiunto del Parco del Mare. Un’opera che protegge la città.
Leggi tutto: https://t.co/sYciR85gtJ
#ParcoDelMare #tutelaterritorioRN #qualitàambientale

In case you have missed it, watch here the webinar hosted by @Oasis_HUB on the @SaferPlacesCKIC platform ➡️ https://t.co/XwvJFNYA5n

Test it yourself ➡️ https://t.co/flC9Og7N21

Get in contact with us for more information! 📩

Try the SaferPlaces platform 👉 https://t.co/LSBrIZi39P

Get in touch about this or any other tool you find on https://t.co/lv5hvQqCVw, email us👉hello@OasisHub.co

Register for our upcoming #flood webinars 👉https://t.co/7oHJJQ416y

happy to read @GoogleAI is following the same @SaferPlacesCKIC flood hazard mapping intelligence based on #morphology , #fillandspill, AI-based algorithms and high resolution #DEM. @JaroslavMysiak @AttiCastellarin @gecosistema @ClimateKICItaly @ClimateKIC https://t.co/QWYpvrATeb

#Climate #tools for #cities, #insurance and #utilities -
Autumn Webinar series with @Oasis_HUB
@SaferPlacesCKIC @AttiCastellarin @JaroslavMysiak
@ClimateKIC @GFZ_Potsdam @meeosrl
https://t.co/YRHeJZhefa

🗓️don't miss the next @climateurope #webstival on climate #innovation and #climateservices
🕓10.00-10.30 learn more about #CLARA_H2020 with @SMHI @CmccClimate and @gecosistema

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

  • Paprotny et al.  “BANSHEE–A MATLAB toolbox for Non-Parametric Bayesian Networks”.  SoftwareX Volume 12, July–December 2020,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2020.100588

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