Seminars & webinars
2 February, 2017

FEEM Research Seminar on "Flood damage functions: a lesson from Australia"

Where: Venice

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Isola di S. Giorgio Maggiore, 8
30124 Venice
Video-conference  at FEEM Milan

How to reach: Google map
Event's Timetable: h. 12.30 Seminar
Information: Registration is required. Please confirm your participation here.  The seminar will be broadcasted via GoToMeeting.  Seminars Office,
Speaker: Mattia Amadio, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 


The reliability of damage models employed in the estimate of potential cost from natural disasters is influenced by many factors, among them some of the most important are a reliable spatial representation of the exposed value and a damage function which has been calibrated for the specific region. However, many countries still lack proper datasets for this purpose and often relies on functions created elsewhere. The objective of this research is to develop a model suited for the Italian context. To do so, a 20m national land use dataset is created by combining available spatial data. The land use allows to project disaggregated census data such demography and added value by dasymetric mapping. Then, empirical damage records from past flood events are employed to calibrate a new damage function for residential structures by the same statistical approach recently employed in Australia. 

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