QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF FLOOD-INDUCED MATERIAL RISK IN CĀMPENI TOWN
V. ARGHIUŞ, CORINA ARGHIUŞ
ABSTRACT. - Qualitative assessment of flood- induced material risk in Cāmpeni Town. In this paper we present the results of a study aiming to make a qualitative assessment of flood- induced material risk on the Arieş River within the Cāmpeni built- up area (without the constitutive vilages). In order to achieve our goal, we have used the Swiss assessment method, which 1) quantifies the hazard (in our particular case, the flood danger level) and 2) relates it with the vulnerability of the exposed elements. The results show that close to 1/3 of the build- up area is exposed to extreme floods, that is 532 934 m²; out of which 73,8 % is of high risk, as a consequence of the catastrophic effects that an extreme flood (i.e., a flood with a return period smaller than 300 years) could generate. By periodically determine the flood- induced risk for given areas, protective measures can be taken accordingly to it, to insure a better risk management, with both economic and social benefits.
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