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NHESS | Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1653–1683, 2019
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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1653–1683, 2019
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 07 Aug 2019

Research article | 07 Aug 2019

Improving the understanding of flood risk in the Alsatian region by knowledge capitalization: the ORRION participative observatory

Florie Giacona et al.
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The article presents the Alsatian regional flood risk observatory ORRION, a participative online platform on which information is shared between individuals, stakeholders, engineers, and scientists. This maximizes knowledge capitalization and contributes to building a common knowledge base for flood risk. From this information, long chronicles of floods are derived for the Rhine, and most of its main Alsatian tributaries and their main characteristics are identified and analysed.
The article presents the Alsatian regional flood risk observatory ORRION, a participative online...