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Proc. IAHS, 370, 209–215, 2015
Proc. IAHS, 370, 209–215, 2015
11 Jun 2015
11 Jun 2015

Simplified graphical tools for assessing flood-risk change over large flood-prone areas

F. Carisi et al.

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Our study proposes simplified graphical tools (Hypsometric Vulnerability Curves) for assessing the recent dynamics of the flood vulnerability and risk over a large floodable area along the River Po, Northern Italy, and for defining sustainable flood-risk mitigation strategies. We assess the accuracy of the proposed methodology, based on inundation scenarios simulated with a quasi-2D model, by means of a comparison with a traditional approach relying on the simulations of a to a fully-2D model.