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dc.contributor.authorMartínez Gomariz, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorForero Ortiz, Edwar Andres
dc.contributor.authorRusso, Beniamino
dc.contributor.authorLocatelli, Luca
dc.contributor.authorGuerrero Hidalga, María
dc.contributor.authorYubero, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorCastan, Salvador
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Doctorat en Física Computacional i Aplicada
dc.identifier.citationMartínez-Gomariz, E. [et al.]. A novel expert opinion-based approach to compute estimations of flood damage to property in dense urban environments. Barcelona case study. "Journal of hydrology", Juliol 2021, vol. 598, p. 126244/1-126244/16.
dc.description.abstractA certain acceptable level of risk in a major drainage system must be established since urban areas cannot be made entirely free from pluvial flooding. Among the diversity of flood risks in urban areas, direct damage to property has been extensively studied. A novel model approach (SFLOOD) to estimate flood damage to property in urban areas has been developed and presented herein. The model was conceptualised according to the knowledge of an insurance surveyor, acquired over many years on flood economic losses appraisals. It is a micro-scale-, depth-damage- and GIS-based model where water depth is the only hydrodynamic variable considered as a damage driver. The model testing has been conducted through the direct comparison of computed damage and damage appraisals provided by the Spanish public insurance company, Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS), for three actual flood events that occurred in Barcelona (Spain). Although a variety of uncertainties related to the flood damage estimates have been revealed here, the model is able to predict the order of magnitude of the actual damages according to the results obtained.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank the RESCCUE project, which is funded by the EU H2020 (Grant Agreement No. 700174), whose support is gratefully acknowledged. The authors are also grateful to BCASA for allowing the use of their drainage model of Barcelona and for providing rainfall records. METEOCAT also contributed to this study by providing rainfall records from the rain gages they own, and the authors are grateful to them too. Finally, this study was conducted appropriately thanks to the contribution of the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS), the institution that kindly provided insurance data to validate the tool presented herein.
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dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geologia::Hidrologia
dc.subject.lcshFlood damage
dc.subject.lcshFloods--Risk assessment
dc.subject.otherPluvial flooding
dc.subject.otherDamage assessment
dc.titleA novel expert opinion-based approach to compute estimations of flood damage to property in dense urban environments. Barcelona case study
dc.subject.lemacInundacions -- Danys
dc.subject.lemacInundacions -- Avaluació del risc
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. FLUMEN - Dinàmica Fluvial i Enginyeria Hidrològica
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
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dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorMartínez-Gomariz, E.; Forero, E.; Russo, B.; Locatelli, L.; Guerrero, M.; Yubero, D.; Castan, S.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of hydrology

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