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Socio-Economic Potential Impacts Due to Urban Pluvial Floods in Badalona (Spain) in a Context of Climate Change

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Cetaqua, Water Technology Centre, Environment, Society and Economics Department, 08940 Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain
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FLUMEN Research Institute, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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AQUATEC (SUEZ Advanced Solutions), 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Group of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Technical College of La Almunia (EUPLA), University of Zaragoza, 50100 Zaragoza, Spain
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Water 2019, 11(12), 2658; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11122658
Received: 14 November 2019 / Revised: 10 December 2019 / Accepted: 13 December 2019 / Published: 17 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Flood Risk Assessments: Applications and Uncertainties)
Pluvial flooding in Badalona (Spain) occurs during high rainfall intensity events, which in the future could be more frequent according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In this context, the present study aims at quantifying the potential impacts of climate change for the city of Badalona. A comprehensive pluvial flood multi risk assessment has been carried out for the entire municipality. The assessment has a twofold target: People safety, based on both pedestrians’ and vehicles’ stability, and impacts on the economic sector in terms of direct damages on properties and vehicles, and indirect damages due to businesses interruption. Risks and damages have also been assessed for the projected future rainfall conditions which enabled the comparison with the current ones, thereby estimating their potential increment. Moreover, the obtained results should be the first step to assess the efficiency of adaptation measures. The novelty of this paper is the integration of a detailed 1D/2D urban drainage model with multiple risk criteria. Although, the proposed methodology was tested for the case study of Badalona (Spain), it can be considered generally applicable to other urban areas affected by pluvial flooding. View Full-Text
Keywords: pluvial floods; flood risk assessment; climate change; damages; vehicles; properties; pedestrians pluvial floods; flood risk assessment; climate change; damages; vehicles; properties; pedestrians
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Martínez-Gomariz, E.; Locatelli, L.; Guerrero, M.; Russo, B.; Martínez, M. Socio-Economic Potential Impacts Due to Urban Pluvial Floods in Badalona (Spain) in a Context of Climate Change. Water 2019, 11, 2658.

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