It is great to see how software solutions are gaining importance in addressing the ever-increasing challenge of extreme weather events. Boris Volkmar from the city of Wiesbaden presented and explained to Hessischer Rundfunk how the simulation and analysis of different heavy rainfall events in a three-dimensional city model provides insightful results for risk management and preventive planning.
At Virtual City Systems, we pride ourselves on supporting municipalities in their efforts to become a more resilient city. Such applications not only have significant benefits for city governments, but also serve as a useful public relations tool. In the case of Wiesbaden, the Digital Twin, including the visualization of heavy rainfall scenarios, is a public application. This means that interested citizens can access the platform via the web and draw conclusions about how and to what extent certain areas of the city could be affected in the event of an extreme weather event.
We are looking forward to further developing this application together with the city of Wiesbaden!
Take a look for yourself at the following link (starting at minute 7:00):