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dc.contributor.authorMartínez Gomariz, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorForero Ortiz, Edwar Andres
dc.contributor.authorGuerrero Hidalga, María
dc.contributor.authorCastan, Salvador
dc.contributor.authorGómez Valentín, Manuel
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física
dc.identifier.citationMartínez-Gomariz, E. [et al.]. Flood depth-damage curves for Spanish urban areas. "Sustainability", Abril 2020, vol. 12, núm. 7, p. 2666:1-2666:25.
dc.description.abstractDepth‒damage curves, also known as vulnerability curves, are an essential element of many flood damage models. A relevant characteristic of these curves is their applicability limitations in space and time. The reader will find firstly in this paper a review of different damage models and depth‒damage curve developments in the world, particularly in Spain. In the framework of the EU-funded RESCCUE project, site-specific depth‒damage curves for 14 types of property uses have been developed for Barcelona. An expert flood surveyor’s opinion was essential, as the occasional lack of data was made up for by his expertise. In addition, given the lack of national standardization regarding the applicability of depth‒damage curves for flood damage assessments in Spanish urban areas, regional adjustment indices have been derived for transferring the Barcelona curves to other municipalities. Temporal adjustment indices have been performed in order to modify the depth‒damage curves for the damage estimation of future flood events, too. This study attempts to provide nationwide applicability in flood damage reduction studies.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank the Spanish insurance company Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS) for its important role in this research. Without its collaboration by providing claims data the damage model would have not been calibrated properly.
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geologia::Hidrologia
dc.subject.otherDepth¿damage curves
dc.subject.otherUrban floods
dc.subject.otherFlood expert surveyor
dc.titleFlood depth-damage curves for Spanish urban areas
dc.subject.lemacInundacions -- Espanya
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. FLUMEN - Dinàmica Fluvial i Enginyeria Hidrològica
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorMartínez-Gomariz, E.; Forero, E.; Guerrero, M.; Castan, S.; Gomez, M.

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