The Toolkit Method is a GIS-based evaluation method which requires a set of inputs about the urban area which is expected to be evaluated. These inputs include: DTM, buildings & streets map, utility network map and a flooding map. The user can sketch different intervention scenarios by applying a set of tools which include general design strategies and more detailed solutions represented by specific protection measures. Each of them can be then evaluated and compared against alternatives.
Technology validated in relevant environment.
Fidelity of breadboard technology increases significantly. The basic technological components are integrated with reasonably realistic supporting elements so they can be tested in a simulated environment. Examples include “high-fidelity” laboratory integration of components.
Testing plan completed
The testing plan and the BRIGAID’s Testing Innovation Framework (TIF) has been rightly applied and finished. The TRL of the innovation has been effectively reached.
Business plan completed
The BRIGAID Business Development Programme has been successfully completed. A MAF+ assessment has been conducted and its results have been enriched and incorporated into a business plan document.
The TM methodology originates from previous design and planning experiences developed by Thetis in the context of the Venice lagoon. This approach has been already employed as a design method to define specific proposals for flood protection and general redesign of two neighborhoods in Boston and in Padua. The innovation is intended as a systematization and generalization of such a method. The plugin is currently being developed and tested in house.

How does it work?

The user must provide the system with some basic input data: DTM, buildings & streets map, utility network map, depth–area curve and a flooding map. After that she/he can implement a first protection strategy map where she/he can draw 4 basic elements: elevated perimeters, elevated areas, water receivers and water discharge system. The designed solution can be then implemented to further detail associating specific protection measures to the various elements of the protection map. Each measure contains additional parameters (costs, durability, energy consumption, etc.) which are exported in the automatically generated report containing a synthetic evaluation of the general protection solution.