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Pluvial Flood Risk Assessment Tool (PFRA) for Rainwater Management and Adaptation to Climate Change in Newly Urbanised Areas

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Department of Spatial Economy, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, ul. Grunwaldzka 55, 50-357 Wrocław, Poland
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Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, ul. Grunwaldzka 55, 50-357 Wrocław, Poland
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Institute of Environmental Protection and Development, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, pl. Grunwaldzki 24, 50-363 Wrocław, Poland
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Water 2018, 10(4), 386; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10040386
Received: 12 January 2018 / Revised: 21 March 2018 / Accepted: 25 March 2018 / Published: 26 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Development of Alternative Water Sources in the Urban Sector)
The aim of this research is to develop the Pluvial Flood Risk Assessment tool (PFRA) for rainwater management and adaptation to climate change in newly urbanised areas. PFRA allows pluvial hazard assessment, as well as pluvial flood risk mapping. The original model was created using ArcGIS software with the ArcHydro extension, and the script was written using the Python programming language. The PFRA model effectively combines information about land cover, soils, microtopography (LiDAR data), and projected hydro-meteorological conditions, which enables the identification of the spatial and temporal distribution of pluvial flood risks in newly developed areas. Further improvements to the PFRA concern the quantification of pluvial flood-related damages, the application of high resolution precipitation data, and the optimisation of coding. View Full-Text
Keywords: pluvial flood; risk assessment; risk mapping; rainwater management; urban climate adaptation; decision support system pluvial flood; risk assessment; risk mapping; rainwater management; urban climate adaptation; decision support system
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Szewrański, S.; Chruściński, J.; Kazak, J.; Świąder, M.; Tokarczyk-Dorociak, K.; Żmuda, R. Pluvial Flood Risk Assessment Tool (PFRA) for Rainwater Management and Adaptation to Climate Change in Newly Urbanised Areas. Water 2018, 10, 386.

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