Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH

NEW METHOD FOR PREDICTING RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH FLASH FLOODS

The UPC Centre of Applied Research on Hydrometeorology (CRAHI UPC) has developed a method to predict the danger associated with flash floods in coastal basins. The method has been successfully implemented in two of the project’s case studies: the estuaries of the River Magra, in Italy, and of the River Tordera, in Catalonia (Spain). This new solution forms part of the European project RISC-KIT to develop management methods, tools and procedures for managing hydrometeorological events in coastal areas, in order to increase capacity to predict and characterize associated risks, and issue warnings.
 
The RISC-KIT consortium is comprised of 18 members from 10 European countries and two international organizations. It has a 6-million euro budget and will last for 4 years.