SAFERPLACES: cover story in scientific journal “water”!

In the June 2020 issue of the technical journal “water” (publisher MDPI, Basel/CH), the scientific paper of our project partners gecosistema and the University of Bologna has been selected as cover story!

The article presents the innovative GIS-based approach of our project partners gecosistema and Unibo for the rapid identification of flood-prone areas using the high-resolution digital terrain model as well as a design precipitation taking into account precipitation losses due to soil type and cover.

In the pilot areas of Rimini and Lignano Sabbiadoro, the resulting flood areas have been calculated by our office with a hydrodynamic 2d model on the basis of real heavy rainfall events as well as various design precipitation events. These calculations served as a validation basis for the Hierarchical Filling & Spilling Algorithm used in the subproject “SAFER_RAIN”.

We are very pleased and proud to be able to contribute to applied research in this area with our expertise in the field of hydraulic modelling of pluvial flooding!