WILL YOU BE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT FLOOD IN YOUR CITY?

Human communities around the world are experiencing more frequent and severe flooding, whilst suffering major economic and human losses. Currently, they are not empowered with the right tools to prevent the risk associated with flooding.

SAFERPLACES is a clean-tech climate service enabling private and public entities to identify, assess and evaluate flood risk.

We deliver on-demand timely risk assessment for pluvial, fluvial and coastal hazards to support climate-smart decisions and build resilient communities.

THE GLOBAL CLOUD-BASED PLATFORM

MAP, VISUALISE and ASSESS THE FLOOD RISK IN EVERY CITY WORLDWIDE

SaferPLACES platform delivers actionable, property-level flood risk information to streamline urban flood risk management, compliance, and mitigation.

SaferPLACES platform covers the following sources of flood hazard in cities: PLUVIAL, FLUVIAL and COASTAL.

The platform provides cost-effective Flood Risk Intelligence in every city worldwide exploiting the power of cloud computing combined together with:

  • tailored, innovative, data-driven and science-based flood hazard and damage algorithms/models
  • geospatial big-data made available by:
    • Google Earth Engine – Satellite and DEM Digital Elevation Model -LIDAR
    • Amazon AWS S3 
    • Copernicus Land Monitoring Services
    • Open Street Map
  • whether and climate projection provided by :
    • Copernicus Climate Data Store
    • Radar data
    • Whether numerical forecast

Our service is available through a Cloud-Web platform that allows an anytime and anywhere connection. Our user-friendly web interface uses simplified algorithms that combine geospatial big data and climate projections, hydrological and economic modelling techniques for any city in the world. Because of this, Saferplaces is a scalable and cost-effective solution.

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THE MOTIVATION

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.

THE INNOVATION

INNOVATIVE FLOOD RISK MAPPING TOOLS

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

The intelligence behind the SaferPLACES platform integrates innovative super-computing DEM-based flood hazard and bayesian damage assessment models able to provide results in real-time exploiting the power of cloud computing.

GLOBAL COVERAGE

HIGH RESOLUTION AND COST-EFFECTIVE FLOOD MAPS WORLDWIDE

The Platform is operative and ready to deploy the service for whatever city world wide. The user can activate a city of interest exploiting the available open DEM/LIDAR data sets with different spatial resolution or uploading directly in the platform their own data.

With few, simple and fast steps the platform can deploy an infinite number of flood hazard and damage simulations related to specific historical and short or long term projections.

SCIENCE PROOF

We bring innovative flood risk data and tools from the research world to everyone.

The SaferPLACES’s Flood Risk Intelligence is composed by new models and algorithms published on peer review journal and presented in several Scientific Conferences.

EARLY WARING AND REAL-TIME FLOOD RISK MAPPING

SaferPLACES algorithms and intelligence can process both real-time data provided by on-site sensors (IoT) or remote sensing sources (Radar, Satellite data) and forecast data deployed by weather numerical models.

The flood hazard and risk maps generated in real-time can support first and second emergency users in early waring activities or civil protection plans.

DESIGN ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION IN YOUR CITY

REDESIGN CLIMATE AND FLOOD RESILIENT CITIES

The platform supports multiple users in designing and assessing the effects of multiple flood mitigation measures such as:

  • Physical Barriers (artificial dunes, walls)
  • Water Retention Tanks
  • Green Based Infrastructures
  • Natural Infiltration Areas
  • Dedicated building damage-mitigation measures (wet/dry-proofing, flood barriers, and more)

MULTI-USERS PLATFORM

  • Local Administration, Cities, Urban planners
  • Multi utility companies
  • Insurance and re-insurance companies
  • Civil-protection and emergencies authorities
  • Real estate – Flood Risk Disclosure
  • Finance and banking sector – TCDF 

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 VALUE

SAFERPLACES PLATFORM

SAFERPLACES Platform SaaS (Software as a Service) aims at supporting better flood hazard and risk evaluations, and identification of new opportunities associated with better prevention, protection and climate adaptation.

The service fills the main knowledge and technological gaps:

  • cost effective and real-time flood hazard and damage mapping deployment
  • worldwide coverage at different spatial resolution
  • scalable, fast and reliable thanks to power of cloud computing
  • multi-users and possibility to tailor the platform to specific users needs
  • no need of in-depth knowledge and expertise in flood hazard and risk modeling
  • possibility to simulate multiple historical, real-time and future climate scenarios
  • sound analysis of the current and future hazard and risk
  • spatially-explicit economic assessment of flood impacts
  • easily support design and assessment of mitigation options in urban areas

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SaferPlaces joined EU InvestHorizon Accelerator

Luglio 13th, 2021|

We are very pleased to announce that SaferPlaces has joined EU InvestHorizon Accelerator! InvestHorizon is a programme financed by the European Commission, in association with Eureka, to facilitate series A funding for selected deep [...]

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⏰Wed. 22 September 2021 from 9:30
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The online newspaper elDiario talked about flood risk in Spain and available solutions➡️SaferPlaces platform can support flood risk assessment and mitigation measures' identification.
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New web platform for planning flood prevention in cities https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/804936#.YRJwsMj_qDs.twitter

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