Pluvial flood hazard and risk assessment in urban areas (C3S)

Intense convective precipitations are a major risk to urban development​ in Europe. Copernicus SIS, developed by CMCC and other partners, is a suitable tool for (1) identifying hotspots of pluvial hazards, (2) assess annual expected damage from pluvial hazards, and (3) explore DRR & CCA intervention and their CBA​. 

End users

  • Local action groups, governments and authorities​ 
  • Citizens and civil society organisations 

Added value

Systematic approach to analyzing pluvial hazard and risk used as an input for local DRR and CCA planning – e.g. NbS 


More cities using the same approach = more comparable assessment within and across cities ​