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Vulnerability of Hydraulic Constructions in Flood-Prone Agricultural Areas

SHeC Centre of Sustainable Heritage Conservation, UNESCO Chair in Water Resources Management and Culture, University for Foreigners of Perugia, 06125 Perugia, Italy
Engineering Faculty, Niccolò Cusano University, 00166 Rome, Italy
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Perugia, 06125 Perugia, PG, Italy
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Academic Editors: Athanasios Loukas and Andreas N. Angelakis
Water 2021, 13(11), 1549;
Received: 31 January 2021 / Revised: 26 May 2021 / Accepted: 27 May 2021 / Published: 31 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
The conditions of high hydraulic risk are mainly due to the interference between the river network and bridges, their relative access ramps and road embankments located in the floodplain. Actually, bridges are not always structurally adequate to withstand severe flood waves. In flood restoration works, there is an objective difficulty in implementing the structural safety of bridges because of historical, artistic and economic issues. Thus, the risk mitigation strategy often accounts for the assessment of the vulnerability degree of each bridge/road embankment according to an evaluation scale. Here we present a methodology regarding the classification of the vulnerability degree and its application to 84 works located in the alluvial area of the Tiber River, in the area of the Province of Perugia. For the purposes of a synthetic classification of works vulnerability, the individual assessed parameters are compared by means of subsequent contingency tables in order to compute the resulting vulnerability degree. View Full-Text
Keywords: vulnerability; flood; bridges; River Tiber vulnerability; flood; bridges; River Tiber
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Biscarini, C.; Di Francesco, S.; Casadei, S.; Venturi, S.; Manciola, P. Vulnerability of Hydraulic Constructions in Flood-Prone Agricultural Areas. Water 2021, 13, 1549.

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Biscarini C, Di Francesco S, Casadei S, Venturi S, Manciola P. Vulnerability of Hydraulic Constructions in Flood-Prone Agricultural Areas. Water. 2021; 13(11):1549.

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Biscarini, Chiara, Silvia Di Francesco, Stefano Casadei, Sara Venturi, and Piergiorgio Manciola. 2021. "Vulnerability of Hydraulic Constructions in Flood-Prone Agricultural Areas" Water 13, no. 11: 1549.

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