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Book, Saving a world treasure : protecting Florence from flooding, Galloway, G. E., Firenze University Press
Saving a world treasure : protecting Florence from flooding
2017 - Firenze University Press
ID: 4321252
ISBN: 9788864536781
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    153 p. : ill.

    • The Committee Firenze 2016, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the tragic 1966 flood, invited six engineers and scientists to form an International Technical Scientific Committee (ITSC) to assess the current status of flood protection for the city of Florence and identify steps to reduce the risk of flooding facing the city. In this final Report, ITSC concludes that Florence remains at risk to significant flooding and this risk grows each day. It is not a question of whether a flood of the magnitude of 1966 or greater will occur, but when. In fact, the level of protection that exists in Florence now is not on a level appropriate to the citizens and treasures that rest within the city. If, under current conditions, a 1966-like flood occurred, the consequences to human lives, treasures, properties and community infrastructure could be much more catastrophic than they were in 1966.
    • Gerald E. Galloway (Committee Chair) is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. Giovanni Seminara formerly Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Genoa, is Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Günter Blöschl is Professor of Hydrology and Water Management at the Vienna University of Technology and head of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management. Marcelo H. Garcia is M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Chair in Civil Engineering and Professor and Director of the "Ven Te Chow" Hydrosystems Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Alberto Montanari is Professor of Hydrology and Hydraulic Structures at the University of Bologna, where he chairs the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Material Engineering. Luca Solari (Committee Secretary) is Associate Professor of Hydraulics at the University of Florence. [Publisher's text].
    • Includes bibliographical references.