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Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS) publishes one of the RESCCUE project’s results


Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS) publishes one of the RESCCUE project’s results

The Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS), the Spanish public insurance company, which has collaborated with Cetaqua within RESCCUE, has published a piece of research carried out within the RESCCUE project in the 12th issue of their magazine about a damage estimation model based on the insurance surveyor experience on pluvial flooding impacts in Spanish urban areas.

This paper outlines a study on the relative depth-damage curves that achieve greater representativeness as they do not alter over time. The shape of these curves largely depends on the constructions’ layout adopted by the different regions, which could be considered fairly uniform up to a national level.

In this study, tailored depth-damage curves have been developed for Barcelona, one of the case studies of the RESSCUE project, based on both records of actual flooding and the expert opinion provided by an insurance surveyor. These curves contemplate different property uses of highly urbanized areas.

The article extends the development of the depth-damage curves to different Spanish municipalities, as it proposes a methodology based on regional indices based on various demographic, economic and geographical indicators. Therefore, the results of the damage assessment can be compared between different municipalities in Spain.

This work contributes to the improvement of cost-benefit studies, the application of which is especially relevant for stormwater flooding, although it could also be applicable to riverine flooding.

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