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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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (24 Sep 2019) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Alessia Ferrari on behalf of the Authors (09 Oct 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Oct 2019) by Paolo Tarolli
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Dec 2019) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Alessia Ferrari on behalf of the Authors (09 Dec 2019)  Manuscript 
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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