@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001109,
	  title     = {Decision Support System for a Pilot Flash Flood Early Warning System in Central Chile},
	  author    = {D. Pinto and  L. Castro and  M.L. Cruzat and  S. Barros and  J. GironĂ¡s and  C. Oberli and  M. Torres and  C. Escauriaza and  A. Cipriano},
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	  abstract     = {Flash Floods, together with landslides, are a common
natural threat for people living in mountainous regions and foothills.
One way to deal with this constant menace is the use of Early
Warning Systems, which have become a very important mitigation
strategy for natural disasters.
In this work we present our proposal for a pilot Flash Flood Early
Warning System for Santiago, Chile, the first stage of a more
ambitious project that in a future stage shall also include early
warning of landslides.
To give a context for our approach, we first analyze three existing
Flash Flood Early Warning Systems, focusing on their general
architectures. We then present our proposed system, with main focus
on the decision support system, a system that integrates empirical
models and fuzzy expert systems to achieve reliable risk estimations.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {3},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {990 - 997},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001109},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/99},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 99, 2015},