Storm water management concept for the Skawina Economic Zone

Integrated hydraulic modelling: an innovative approach to assess flood risk

Skawina Economic Zone and the Rzepnik River are located in Southern Poland in Lesser Poland Voivodeship. The river is approximately 10 km long and flows into the Skawinka River, a tributary of the Vistula River. Due to investment plans covering a significant part of the Rzepnik River, there was a need to ensure that these imminent developments will not increase flood risk in the catchment. Under normal circumstances, Rzepnik is a small and calm river. However, during heavy rainfall, this peaceful stream transforms into a wild river, with massive currents which can potentially result in heavy flooding. We were approached by Skawina Water Company to create a storm water management concept for the Skawina Economic Zone and propose solutions to protect the area from flooding.