Towards dynamics in flood risk assessment

Mazzorana, Bruno; Levaggi, Laura; Keiler, Margreth; Fuchs, Sven (2012). Towards dynamics in flood risk assessment. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 12(1), pp. 3571-3587. Göttingen: Copernicus Publications 10.5194/nhess-12-3571-2012

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As a consequence of flood impacts, communities inhabiting mountain areas are increasingly affected by considerable damage to infrastructure and property. The design of effective flood risk mitigation strategies and their subsequent implementation is crucial for a sustainable development in mountain areas. The assessment of the dynamic evolution of flood risk is the pillar of any subsequent planning process that is targeted at a reduction of the expected adverse consequences of the hazard impact. Given these premises, firstly, a comprehensive method to derive flood hazard process scenarios for well-defined areas at risk is presented. Secondly, conceptualisations of a static and dynamic flood risk assessment are provided. These are based on formal schemes to compute the risk mitigation performance of devised mitigation strategies within the framework of economic cost-benefit analysis. In this context, techniques suitable to quantify the expected losses induced by the identified flood impacts are provided.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Geomorphology
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Keiler, Margreth

ISSN:

1561-8633

Publisher:

Copernicus Publications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:43

Last Modified:

01 Sep 2015 10:28

Publisher DOI:

10.5194/nhess-12-3571-2012

Web of Science ID:

000311804900031

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.17545

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/17545 (FactScience: 225329)

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