Author(s): Enrico Antonio Chiaradia; Giulia Ercolani; Gian Battista Hetti; Claudio Gandolfi; Fabio Castelli; Daniele Masseroni
Linked Author(s): Fabio Castelli
Keywords: Geographical Information Systems; Distributed Hydrological Model; Low Impact Development; Stormwater mitigation
Abstract: The effects of urbanization on hydrology, water quality, habitats, as well as ecological and environmental compartments, represent issues of primary importance for multiple agencies at the national, regional and local levels. In the context of the SMART-GREEN project, funded by Fondazione Cariplo and currently in progress, a new tool called SMARTGREEN plugin is under development in a desktop GIS framework. The software will provide: 1) a user friendly interface to help analysts in the hydrologichydraulic modelling of urban watersheds and drainage networks through the model MOBIDIC-U, with the possibility of considering Low Impact Development (LID) solutions, 2) a set of tools to easily import information from existing databases, 3) a set of tools to check the database quality, highlight missing or incorrect data, and suggest possible fixes automatically, 4) an easy and faster way to speed up the analysis of the results. In this work, we show the main functionalities of the plugin through a basic test case. The software aims at supporting water service management companies in planning LID implementation in urban areas.