SAFERPLACES - Improved assessment of pluvial, fluvial and coastal flood hazards and risks in European cities as a mean to build safer and resilient communities

EIT Climate-KIC Demonstrator Project


SaferPlaces employs innovative climate, hydrological and hydraulic, topographic and economic modelling techniques to assess pluvial, fluvial and coastal flood hazard and risk in urban environments under current and future climates. The service is designed to advice identification and assessment of flood risk mitigation measures and plans, inform climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies, and help to foster multi-stakeholder agreements and partnership for resilience building. In particular, SaferPlaces sets to:

  1.  further develop and enhance, test and demonstrate applicability of efficient and scalable flood hazard and risk mapping and assessment services in urban context, largely needed for devising climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies and plans; 
  2.  facilitate multi-stakeholder dialog and identification of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation measures and strategies; 
  3.  new business opportunities, and financial and economic incentives for behavioural and land-use changes, by employing nature or ecosystem-based solutions such as natural water retention and urban requalification.

Durata del progetto/Project duration


Unibo Team Leader/Responsabile scientifico/Responsabile locale

Attilio Castellarin (DICAM - Università di Bologna)

Coordinator/Coordinatore/Responsabile Nazionale

Gecosistema Srl


  • Gecosistema Srl
  • Alma Mater Studiorum - Universitá di Bologna
  • Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)
  • Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) - Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Meteorological Environmental Earth Observation (MEEO) Srl


Euro 1.799.953,86 

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