Marco Borga: Flash floods predictions, subject to models’ limitations


Flash floods are very localised weather events. They are mostly triggered by heavy rainfall. Typically, over a period of less than 12 hours. They occur very infrequently at any one place. But when they do, it is often with a heavy loss of life and substantial damage. Marco Borga, a hydrology researcher at the University of Padua in Italy, was the coordinator of the HYDRATE research project. Funded by the EU, this project’s aim was to improving the forecasting of flash floods. Borgia tells what motivated researchers from several European countries, the United States, Canada, and South Africa to join forces around flash floods preparedness. and the board members will never ask you passwords or other sensitive data. Also you will never receive strange links from them. Please always check the email sender and be careful what URLS you visit.