Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1487–1497, 2016

Special issue: Effective Science Communication and Education in Hydrology...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1487–1497, 2016

Research article 28 Jun 2016

Research article | 28 Jun 2016

Communication strategies to address geohydrological risks: the POLARIS web initiative in Italy

Paola Salvati et al.

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