Water-related geohazards are natural disasters caused by water, such as floods, landslides, and erosion. These hazards can cause significant damage to property and infrastructure, as well as loss of life. Floods can destroy homes, businesses, and crops, while landslides can bury entire communities. Erosion can cause damage to roads and other infrastructure, making them unsafe for use.
The amount of damage caused by water-related geohazards can vary depending on the severity of the disaster and the vulnerability of the affected area. In some cases, entire communities can be destroyed, and the economic and social impacts can be long-lasting. The cost of recovery and reconstruction can also be substantial, with some disasters costing billions of dollars.
Effective management of water-related geohazards is crucial to reducing the amount of damage they cause so insurance companies can save an enormous amount of money.
Risk management must not be treated as an afterthought. It must be planned upfront. Leaders and managers during some material acquisition and before carrying out operations must budget for the risk control costs. We are offering solutions for identifying, assessing, and mitigating water-related geohazards using remote sensing and GIS .
We plan to utilize various sources of free and open data, primarily from the European Union. Our approach involves using Sentinel-2 satellite images and CORINE's land cover map to obtain sample data for classification, which we will then employ to train our model and produce a custom Land Cover Classification Map. Additionally, we will incorporate Sentinel-1 radar data to estimate and forecast soil moisture levels. Combining this with meteorological data such as precipitation, humidity, wind speed, and temperature, we aim to develop a model that can simulate water-related hazards in different scenarios.