Project "Damage Simulatior"

Decision-Making Basis for Flood Risk Management

The damage simulator is an interactive website which provides decision guidance for flood risk management in Switzerland. Based on trusted data by municipalities, cantons and the community the simulator identifies potential damage on the district level.

It indicates where protected assets (e.g. individuals, employment zones, private buildings, public buildings, street infrastructure) are vulnerable to floods.

The damage simulator contains maps and animations which are easily understandable. Photos of past flood events illustrate flood risks and bring back memories for the user. The contents of the damage simulator are high quality and convincing.

Through the recognition of flood risks, the damage simulator supports the municipalities, cantons and the community. Thereby it stimulates the sensitization of flood risk and affords a reproducible and risk based prioritization of protection measures.

Contact person: Mattia Brughelli