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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2109-2123, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-2109-2017
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Research article
01 Dec 2017
Flood impacts on a water distribution network Chiara Arrighi et al.
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Floods cause damage to people, buildings and infrastructures. Due to their usual location near rivers, water utilities are particularly exposed; in case of flood, the inundation of the facility can damage equipment and cause power outages. Such impact lead to costly repairs and disruption of service affecting indirectly people outside the inundated area. In this work a method to estimate the impact of floods on a water distribution system is introduced and applied to a case study.
Floods cause damage to people, buildings and infrastructures. Due to their usual location near...
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