Urban flooding — impervious surfaces reduce the drainage of rain water and increase the risk for urban flooding

Figure Created 21 May 2012 Published 21 May 2012 Last modified 22 Dec 2016
The map shows the average soil sealing degree inside the UMZ of European core cities (core city defined in Urban Atlas / Urban Audit). Soil sealing degrees are represented in coloured dots. The city dots are overlaid onto a modelled map displaying the change in annual number of days with heavy rainfall between the reference periods 1961-1990 and 2071-2100.

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