URBAN FLOODING: PLUVIAL, COASTAL AND FLUVIAL
Floods are responsible for about 40% of the total reported economic losses in Europe 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 characterisation of flood events and of their multi-hazard nature is a fundamental step in order to maximise the resilience of cities to potential flood losses and damages.
Flood damages in cities can be prevented or reduced with actionable early warnings systems and tailored adaptation and mitigation tools.
As water and flood management in many European cities are not up to the challenge, significant losses occur with high frequencies.
To fill the gap, SaferPLACES developed a cloud-based platform supporting multiple stakeholders and end users in supporting early warning, assess historical and climate projections flood risk and designing flood climate resilience cities through the simulations of multiple mitigation and adaptation projects and scenarios.
SaferPLACES’s innovation were supported by EIT-ClimateKIC funds and SaferPLACES partners.