RisICoT Project

Hydro-geomorphological risks and territorial competitiveness: interaction between economic processes and natural dynamics


Project funded by the University of Florence with funds from the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze Foundation and the MUR (Ministerial Decree 737/2021)


Duration: January 1st, 2022 - December 31st, 2023


The main goal of the project is to estimate the economic impact on a local scale of adverse hydro-geomorphological processes and to explicitly identify the marginal impact that such events may have for the different sectors of territorial capital using a multidisciplinary approach, using knowledge and skills from geological, geographical, economic and econometric fields. The study intends to identify the main factors that determine a greater or lesser intensity of this impact, with particular interest in the factors of heterogeneity within the national territory, considering a significant mix of geo-environmental and socio-economic variables (e.g. land consumption, land management, implementation of environmental protection management plans, landslide and flood hazard, etc.). Gaining this forecasting capability will be particularly innovative and useful to support policy making: indeed, for hydro-geomorphological disasters an increase in frequency and magnitude is expected in the coming decades due to the climate changes and the dynamics of land management.



Samuele Segoni – Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra (Unifi)

Stefano Clò – Dipartimento di Scienze dell’economia e dell’Impresa (Unifi)

Federico Martellozzo – Dipartimento di Scienze dell’economia e dell’Impresa (Unifi) 

Alessio Gatto – Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra (Unifi)

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