Articles | Volume 24, issue 12
Research article
03 Dec 2020
Research article |  | 03 Dec 2020

The value of citizen science for flood risk reduction: cost–benefit analysis of a citizen observatory in the Brenta-Bacchiglione catchment

Michele Ferri, Uta Wehn, Linda See, Martina Monego, and Steffen Fritz


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (16 Sep 2020) by Thom Bogaard
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (17 Oct 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Oct 2020) by Thom Bogaard
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Oct 2020) by Thom Bogaard
AR by Linda See on behalf of the Authors (05 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
As part of the flood risk management strategy of the Brenta-Bacchiglione catchment (Italy), a citizen observatory for flood risk management is currently being implemented. A cost–benefit analysis of the citizen observatory was undertaken to demonstrate the value of this approach in monetary terms. Results show a reduction in avoided damage of 45 % compared to a scenario without implementation of the citizen observatory. The idea is to promote this methodology for future flood risk management.