Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Research article
13 Jan 2020
Research article |  | 13 Jan 2020

Enhancing the resilience to flooding induced by levee breaches in lowland areas: a methodology based on numerical modelling

Alessia Ferrari, Susanna Dazzi, Renato Vacondio, and Paolo Mignosa

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Simulation of a hypothetical levee breach-induced flooding on the Secchia River (Italy) A. Ferrari, S. Dazzi, R. Vacondio, and P. Mignosa

Short summary
With the aim of improving resilience to flooding, this paper presents a methodology for creating a wide database of hypothetical levee-breach scenarios obtained from 2-D numerical modelling. The results can support civil protection activities during emergency planning and management, increasing preparedness against floods. The methodology is applicable to any lowland area protected by river levees. An example of the outcome concerning a pilot area in northern Italy is presented here.
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