Smart Rainfall System - A novel Decision Support System for building climate resilient cities against flash flood
Weather-related disasters have been estimated to affect about two-thirds of the European population annually by the year 2100 (i.e., 351 million people). The anticipation of heavy rain on urbanised areas is, therefore, a prime concern of any civil protection operator. Assessment is particularly difficult for small urbanised catchments where surface runoff rapidly develops as a consequence of intense precipitation. Traditional monitoring networks and existing Decision Support Systems -DSS do not provide rainfall maps forecastings with the necessary spatial resolution and updating on a very frequent basis to allow fast and accurate prediction of the exact location and magnitude of flash floods. Arty's solution adopts innovative technologies that allow a fast and detailed evaluation of the flood risk level expected locally in the territory. Artys'disruptive solution is a Decision Support System - DSS that uses the patented Smart Rainfall System - SRS technology for building climate-resilient cities against extreme weather events, providing real-time rainfall monitoring and flood risk nowcasting. Thanks to a network of innovative IoT sensors and advanced risk analysis modelling, SRS allows the decision-makers to protect the people and goods by undertaking wiser and faster choices and optimal, evidence-grounded management of the emergencies.
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