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Urban Floods in Italy

The Italian use case, focuses on the Piedmont region around the Po River. Archive data shows that the region has faced a crisis event on average every 2 years since 1800. 

Given its medium hazard level for riverine floods, the region is particularly susceptible to flooding. With a dense population and an abundance of infrastructure, particularly industrial measures such as the levee construction and real-time forecasting have been implemented for flood risk mitigation. Supported by high-resolution datasets and LiDAR scans, this use case enables the integration of advanced 3D modelling techniques for improved flood prediction and impact assessment.

Indicators to be tested:

  • Historical 6 hourly return period precipitation maps
  • Machine Learning data driven forecast of return period-based precipitation events in urban areas
  • Urban inundation probability maps and water depth defined by return period at a spatial resolution lower than 10m
  • Inferred Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR)¬†urban flood extent
  • Urban flooding map based on geomorphological and InSAR appraoch for an improved damage assessment
  • Social and traditional media indicators for urban flooding maps
  • Hazard web sources indicator
  • Economic impact of floods
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