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Safer Places 2020-07-22T14:13:23+00:00

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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

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 [...]

The beta version of the SaferPlaces platform is now online!

luglio 23rd, 2020|

The beta version of the SaferPlaces Platform, a cloud web service for cost-effective mapping of flood hazard and risk in urban areas, is now accessible online for everyone.  You can test it directly at this link: [...]

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 [...]

ALL NEWS

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🗓️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

The @SaferPlacesCKIC platform is a brilliant new tool which can help you assess #flood hazards and risk in urban environments under current and future climates.

Learn more from its creators on Mon 21 Sep, 14:00 (GMT+01) at our first autumn webinar.👉 https://t.co/7oHJJQ416y

While you're waiting for the next webstival, don't forget that we have #ClimateThursdays webinars for you to enjoy!

The next webinar is on Urban Flood Risk and Adaptation Challenges @Oasis_HUB @SaferPlacesCKIC

⏰: 27th August, 11am CEST

Sign up here: https://t.co/RAPqHjpkxi https://t.co/buBBe5qLKo

#ClimateThursdays webinar series by #CLARA_H2020 #Climateservices for #urban #flood #risk and #adaptation challenges.
@Oasis_HUB and @SaferPlacesCKIC
More info here: https://t.co/N17pQXZSVf

🚨#Climatethursdays webinar alert!
🏙️ Topic: Climate service and urban flooding risk
👩‍💻Register to save your spot 👇 https://t.co/Uo4eDJ9P0o

Climate services for pluvial flood risk assessment #Urban #Flood is the topic of the next webinar of the #ClimateThursdays series organised by #CLARA_H2020, @climateurope and @CLARITY_h2020, hosted by @CmccClimate @SaferPlacesCKIC @ClimateKIC
⏩register https://t.co/6GtFPUV9fL

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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