The electricity grid, another risk factor to consider in floods

In the article, Electrical Grid Risk Assessment Against Floodin in Barcelona and Bristol Cities, published in MPDI and also disseminated from the European rescUE Project, it is explained in this scientific article how the electricity grid is exposed to suffer the consequences of floods in urban and peri-urban areas, since these have been designed taking … Read more

Floods in Europe in 2020: effects and consequences

Recent work published by the German observatory Germanwatch, GLOBAL CLIMATE RISK INDEX 2021. Who suffers the most from extreme weather events?. Climate-related loss events in 2019 and 2000-2019, shows how storms and their direct consequences -precipitations, floods and landslides- were one of the main causes of loss and damage in 2019, base don the analysis … Read more

2020, record year in number of floods in Europe

In January 2021 the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) publishes an interesting article on its website in which it takes stock of formal, informal and flash flood notifications throughout 2020 bse on the work carried out by Eric Sprokkereef, from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (RWS). Figure 1: Number of EFAS formal (red), … Read more