It is generally accepted that flood risk has been increasing in Europe in the last decades. Accordingly, it becomes a priority to better understand its drivers and mechanisms. Flood risk is evaluated on the basis of three factors: hazard, exposure and vulnerability. Idrostudi was commissioned to carry out a flood hazard and risk assessment of the areas involved by the river Meduna and Noncello in Pordenone Commune. Results of the consultancy confirmed that the main driving force of increased flood risk is found in new urban developments in flood-prone areas.

Sector Disaster Risk Reduction & Management
country ITALY
  • Historical flood data analysis
  • Hydrological modelling (intensity-duration-frequency curve (IDF) and Depth-Duration-Frequency Curves (DDF)
  • Hydraulic modelling (1D-2D)
  • Flood hazard mapping
  • Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) and mapping
  • Modelling of structural measures (grey and green structures) to reduce the risk of flooding

University of Trieste