Comprehensive Flood Risk Management

Comprehensive Flood Risk Management: Research for Policy and Practice

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Summary

Flood risk management policy across the European Union is changing, partly in response to the EU Floods Directive and partly because of new scientific approaches and research findings. It involves a move towards comprehensive flood risk management, which requires bringing the following fields/domains closer together: the natural sciences, social sciences and arts; science, policy and practice; and engineering, spatial planning and governance. Naturally, this involves preventive fl ood risk management and flood event management, as well as learning from the past and considering future global change.

Comprehensive Flood Risk Management includes about 200 contributions drawn from the 2nd European Conference on Flood Risk Management FLOODrisk2012 (Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 19-23 November 2012). This conference provided a forum for scientists, policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the practical implications of the latest research findings and to inventory which questions the research community still needs to answer.

FLOODrisk2012, the successor of the 2008 conference held in Oxford, UK, was the initiative of Deltares, Delft, the Netherlands. Comprehensive Flood Risk Management includes the latest results of numerous projects issuing from the European Commission’s Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes, as well as results of many other national and international research projects from Europe and elsewhere in the world. The book features contributions from natural and social sciences, engineering and spatial planning, as well as practical experiences of policy makers and designers, and covers all aspects of fl ood risk assessment and management: hydraulic loads, reliability of defences and their monitoring, flood hazard analysis, inundation modelling, hazard and risk mapping, estimating economic damage and loss-of-life and integrated flood risk analysis, as well as flood protection, damage and exposure reduction, reducing social vulnerability, policy instruments (zoning, regulations), integrated flood risk management planning and long-term planning for global change, flood prediction and early warning, evacuation and rescue and other aspects of flood event management. Finally, the book discusses risk communication, participatory planning, governance issues, and experiences with the EU Floods Directive.

Comprehensive Flood Risk Management will be of interest to a readership ranging from scientists to practitioners involved in fl ood risk management, and consisting of researchers, consultants, engineers, spatial planners, postgraduate lecturers, students, civil servants, and policy makers.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Committees

Keynote presentation

Where next in flood risk management? A personal view on research needs and directions
P.G. Samuels


Technical presentations

Flood hazard analysis

A probabilistic approach to dam breach modeling
C.R. Goodell

Methodology for risk assessment of flash flood events due to climate and land use changes: Application to the Llobregat basin
M. Velasco, A. Cabello, I. Escaler, J.I. Barredo & A. Barrera-Escoda

Regional flood frequency analysis in Slovakia: Which pooling approach suits better?
L. Gaál, S. Kohnová & J. Szolgay

Statistical assessment of storm surge scenarios within integrated risk analyses—results of the XtremRisK project
T. Wahl, C. Mudersbach & J. Jensen

Development of extreme storm surge events—results of the XtremRisK project
G. Gönnert, O. Müller & B. Gerkensmeier

Future hydrological impact of forest on flood occurrence in a Mediterranean basin
P.-A. Versini, D. Sempere-Torres, M. Velasco & A. Cabello

Stratified sampled synthetic hydrographs for flood risk calculations
J. Blanckaert, J. Swings, T. Franken & C. Gullentops

Potential of Tsunami events in the North Sea and at the Dutch coastline
A.J. Dababneh, B.K. Ferguson & D.J. Barton

Simulating storm impacts and coastal flooding along The Netherlands coast
M. van Ormondt, A. van Dongeren, C. Briere, L. Sembiring, G. Winter, J. Lescinski & C. Swinkels

Fluvial morphology in flooding risk assessment and mitigation
E. Mosselman

General hurricane track and intensity model
B.M. Nguyen & P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder

Quantifying the impact of climate change from inland, coastal and surface conditions
V. Ntegeka, C. Decloedt, P. Willems & J. Monbaliu

Accounting for extreme floods occurred at ungauged sites in regional flood frequency studies
O. Payrastre, C.C. Nguyen & E. Gaume

Uncertainty analysis on flood assessment due to regional climate models
M. Mendizabal, R. Moncho, P. Torp, J. Sepúlveda & I. Gonzalez-Aparicio

The November 2009 floods in Cumbria, north-west England — an analysis of the rainfall and river flows in two catchments
J.D. Miller, D.G. Morris, E.J. Stewart & H.S. Gibson

Design of flood protection in Hong Kong
J.V.L. Beckers, F.L.M. Diermanse, M.L. Tse, A. Verwey, F.Y.F. Kan & C.C. Yiu

An investigation of scale issues in coastal flooding using a conceptual systems model
S. Narayan, A.S. Kebede, R.J. Nicholls, D. Clarke, G. le Cozannet & F. Hissel

The effect of hydraulic roughness on design water levels in river models
J.J. Warmink, M.W. Straatsma & F. Huthoff

Spatial data architecture for meteorological/hydrological hazards and associated risks management in Romania
G. Stancalie, V. Craciunescu, E. Toma & A. Nertan

Assessing T-year flood quantiles by means of Bayesian MCMC simulations: A case study at the Myjava River, Slovakia
L. Gaál, S. Kohnová, J. Szolgay & K. Hlavčová

Probability forecasts for water levels in the deltas of the Vecht and IJssel in The Netherlands
K.A. Wojciechowska, R.P. Nicolai & M. Kok

Comparison of several at-site flood frequency models on a large set of French discharge series
K. Kochanek, B. Renard, M. Lang & P. Arnaud

Impact of canopy cover on hydrometeorological parameters in a flash flood-affected watershed
L. Balatonyi, S. Czigány & E. Pirkhoffer

Short-term runoff forecasting using an Adaptive Network-based Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS)
H. Madani, J. Liang, P.-E. Jansson, A. Talei, S. Moustafa & U. Wennilsjo

The impact of data assimilation strategies for correcting the affects of erroneous boundary conditions
P.J. Smith & K. Beven

Combining multiple specialised models in flood context
J. Ye, N. Kayastha, D.P. Solomatine & F. Fenicia

Predicting locations sensitive to flash flooding along forest roads considering physical catchment descriptors
A. Nickman, Z. Kalantari, L. Folkesson & P.-E. Jansson

International comparison of flood hazard estimation methods for dam safety
P.B. Sayers, C. Hayes, G. Tjoumas, R. Nathan, H. Rodda, D. Bowles, E. Tomlinson & C. Gippel

A ‘blue print’ for local system-based probabilistic flood modelling
R. Lamb, C. Keef, J. Wicks, C. McGahey & S. Laeger

An investigation of the WaterML2.0 data standard for data sharing for the purpose of hydrological forecasting
S. Hamilton, T. Farahmand, N. Booth, L. De Cicco, D. Sibley, J. Halquist, A. Joseph, L. Liu, J. Woodward, B. Harrison & R. Boals

Trends in extreme high sea levels and implications for coastal flood risk management
C. Mudersbach, T. Wahl, S. Dangendorf & J. Jensen

Maximum annual flood peaks distribution in non-stationary conditions
E. Zenoni, S. Pecora, C. De Michele & R. Vezzoli


Flood defences

High-tech advances in levee modeling and evaluation tools for flood risk management
R.F. Woldringh, M. O’Banion, C. Dean, M.T. van der Meer & C. Spoorenberg

The integration of geotechnical dike reliability into operational flood management via fragility curves
D. Bachmann, H. Schüttrumpf, N.P. Huber & G. Johann

The development of semi-probabilistic rules for levee safety assessments
R.B. Jongejan, E.O.F. Calle & A.C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder

Development of modular system for application in the integrated water management practices and floods prevention, organization of the national/international eGMS database
Z. Boukalová, F. Čejka, V. Beneš & L. Veselý

Reliability analysis and breach modelling of flood defences in an integrated risk analysis—results of the XtremRisK project
M. Naulin, A. Kortenhaus & H. Oumeraci

The significance of failure modes in the design and management of levees—a perspective from the International Levee Handbook team
J. Simm, M. Wallis, P. Smith, R. Tourment, G. Veylon, Y. Deniaud, E. Durand, J. McVicker & R. Hersh-Burdick

Data-driven modelling for flood defence structure analysis
A.L. Pyayt, I.I. Mokhov, A.P. Kozionov, V.T. Kusherbaeva, B. Lang, V.V. Krzhizhanovskaya & R.J. Meijer

Digsure method: Decision support indicators and GIS tool for levees management
R. Tourment, L. Peyras, M. Vuillet, J-C. De Massiac, A. Allouche, L. Nicolas, C. Casteigts & C. Delaunay

Implementation of new levee strength modules for continuous safety assessments
K.S. Lam, P.W. Gill & L.W.A. Zwang

Interpreting sensor measurements in dikes—experiences from UrbanFlood pilot sites
J. Simm, D. Jordan, A. Topple, I.I. Mokhov, A.L. Pyayt, T. Abdoun, V. Bennett, J. Broekhuijsen & R.J. Meijer

Woody vegetation in levee slope stability analysis
J.L. Wibowo, B.A. Robbins & M.K. Corcoran

BioGrout, an innovative method for preventing internal erosion
M. Blauw, M.P. Harkes, V.M. van Beek & G.A. van den Ham

Combining different data sources for assessment of urban flood defences
R. van der Meij, G.A. van den Ham, M.W. Morris, J. Lhomme, R. Tourment & P. Maurel

Updating levee reliability with performance observations
T. Schweckendiek, E.O.F. Calle & A.C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder

A rapid method for predicting embankment breach hydrographs
M. van Damme, M.W. Morris, A.G.L. Borthwick & M.A.A.M. Hassan

Evaluation and development of physically-based embankment breach models
M.W. Morris, M.A.A.M. Hassan, T.L. Wahl, R.D. Tejral, G.J. Hanson & D.M. Temple

Assessing the performance of grass cover on flood embankments
M.W. Morris, M.A.A.M. Hassan, M. Escarameia & A. van Hoven

Examples of data combining techniques for assessment of urban flood defences
R. van der Meij, G.A. van den Ham, M.W. Morris, J. Lhomme, R. Tourment & P. Maurel

Levee failures related to structure transitions: Typology, levee performance evaluation and improvements
R. Tourment, M.W. Morris & P. Royet

Effective solutions to deal with the length-effect in piping
W. Kanning, T. Schweckendiek & J.K. Vrijling

Development of a health assessment framework of levees using field and remote sensing data
M. Zeghal, V. Mercado, T. Abdoun, V. Bennett, B. Yazici & A. Marr

Controlling flow-induced vibrations of flood barrier gates with data-driven and finite-element modelling
C.D. Erdbrink, V.V. Krzhizhanovskaya & P.M.A. Sloot

The airborne high-resolution LiDAR as an efficient tool for topographical survey and detection of surface anomalies on flood protection dike
L. Auriau, P. Mériaux, S. Lacombe, S. Marmu, J. Maurin & A. Boulay

Reliability-based design optimization of a rubble mound breakwater in a changing climate
P. Galiatsatou & P. Prinos

Learning from failures: Development and testing of water-filled tube constructions for the use in emergency flood control
B. Koppe, K. Daedler & A. Krebs

Quality of peat dykes evaluated by remote sensing
S. Cundill, R. Hack, M. van der Meijde, J. van der Schrier & D. Ngan-Tillard

Numerical modeling of woody vegetation on levees
F.T. Tracy & M.K. Corcoran

Reducing overtopping risks in Belgian coastal towns
W. Veale, T. Suzuki, T. Spiesschaert, T. Verwaest, T. Mertens & K. Trouw

Rapid repair of levee breaches
S.J. Boc Jr.

Rapid, non-intrusive geophysical methods for assessing dikes in urban areas—conclusions from the FloodProBE geophysics workshop
C. Fauchard, S.P. Lopes, M.W. Morris, J. Simm & P. Royet


Inundation modelling

Validation of a computationally efficient 2D inundation model on multiple scales
S.R. Jamieson, G. Wright, J. Lhomme & B.P. Gouldby

Coastal flooding assessment using numerical modeling
V. Gràcia, D. Alvarado-Aguilar, M. Hernández, A. Sánchez-Arcilla, G. Cuello & M. Jiménez

State-of-the-art coastal inundation models applied to the 2007 Norfolk storm
N. Chini, P.K. Stansby, B.D. Rogers, R. Vacondio & P. Mignosa

3Di subgrid flooding: Making high resolution available
A. van Dam, O. Kleptsova, G.S. Stelling & O. Pleumeekers

Analysis of uncertainty associated with numerical schemes of inundation models
T.D.M. Willis, P.A. Sleigh & N.G. Wright

Speeding up large flood simulations with implicit algorithms in unstructured meshes
J. Mulet-Martí & F. Alcrudo

Benchmarking of a 2D flood inundation model implemented in a GPU environment
S. Vorogushyn, D.V. Nguyen, D. Falter & H. Apel


Flood consequences

A tool to predict the costs of reinstatement of individual buildings after flooding
N.S.R. Walliman, R. Ogden, B. Baiche, A.F. Tagg & M. Escarameia

Flood damage assessment for Dhaka City, Bangladesh
D.M. Khan, S.M.M. Rahman, A.K.E. Haque, A.S. Chen, M.J. Hammond, S. Djordjević & D. Butler

A harmonized flood damage assessment approach for the transnational Meuse basin
B. Sinaba, N.P. Huber, M. Kufeld & H. Schüttrumpf

Risk to life due to flooding in post-Katrina New Orleans
A.L. Miller, S.N. Jonkman & M. van Ledden

Spatial modelling of tangible and intangible losses in integrated risk analysis—results of the XtremRisK project
A. Burzel, D.R. Dassanayake & H. Oumeraci

Evaluating direct damages of residential and commercial assets on a micro scale—results of the XtremRisK project
G. Ujeyl, P. Fröhle & E. Pasche

Estimating direct and indirect damages from storm surges: The case of Wilhelmsburg/Hamburg
J. Kowalewski & G. Ujeyl

Intangible flood losses: Methodologies for their evaluation and integration in flood risk analysis
D.R. Dassanayake, A. Burzel & H. Oumeraci

Conceptual and methodological frameworks for large scale and high resolution analysis of the physical flood vulnerability of buildings
A. Blanco & J. Schanze

Non-linear and non-parametric modeling of flood damage
B. Merz & H. Kreibich

Modeling direct damages in Kifissos river (Athens, Greece)
A. Vassilopoulos, N. Evelpidou, E. Karkani & N. Manojlovic

Fatality risks in The Netherlands: Method, results and their use in flood risk management
K.M. De Bruijn, J.V.L. Beckers & D. Riedstra

Flood disaster losses and climatic variations
L.M. Bouwer


Flood risk analysis

Uncertainty in flood risk assessments: What are its major sources and implications?
H. de Moel, W.J.W. Botzen & J.C.J.H. Aerts

Flood risk impact factor for flood risk assessment in urban river management
M. Morita

A ‘realist’ approach to the extent of flood risk in England and Wales
E.C. Penning-Rowsell

Integrated flood risk analysis for extreme storm surges at open coasts and in estuaries: Background, methodology, key results and lessons learned—results of the XtremRisK project
H. Oumeraci, A. Kortenhaus, A. Burzel, M. Naulin, D.R. Dassanayake, J. Jensen, T. Wahl, C. Mudersbach, O. Müller, G. Gönnert, B. Gerkensmeier, P. Fröhle, K.-F. Daemrich, E. Pasche & G. Ujeyl

A flood system risk analysis model with dynamic sub-element 2D inundation model, dynamic breach growth and life-loss
B.P. Gouldby, J. Lhomme, C. McGahey, M. Panzeri, M.A.A.M. Hassan, N. Kakeh Burgada, C. Magaña Orue, C. Alvarez Diaz, S.R. Jamieson, G. Wright, M. Van Damme & M. Morris

Application of risk based approach to flood risk assessment in urban areas: Case study of the city of Dordrecht, The Netherlands
T.M.R. Kabir, B. Gersonius, C. Zevenbergen, P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder & M.A.R. Shah

Flood risk assessment in an urban area: Vila Nova de Gaia
S. Mourato, P. Fernandez & M. Moreira

Quantification of model uncertainty for USACE H&H practice community
B.E. Skahill

Applications of VNK2, a fully probabilistic risk analysis for all major levee systems in The Netherlands
R.B. Jongejan & B. Maaskant

A flood risk assessment for the City of Chilliwack on Fraser river, British Columbia, Canada
M. Jakob, K. Holm, E. Lazarte & M. Church

Quantifying uncertainty inherent to standardised flood risk assessment 1
C. Neuhold

Comparison of the Flemish and Dutch flood risk methodologies, case study Zuid-Beveland, The Netherlands
N.E.M. Asselman & P. Peeters

The importance of domino-effects in flood risk assessments: A case study from the VNK2-project
W.L.A. ter Horst & R.B. Jongejan

Hazard and vulnerability assessment of the damages produced in Barcelona in case of heavy storm events
M. Velasco, A. Cabello, B. Russo & S. Djordjević

An explorative analysis of the potential flood risk in downtown Shanghai city along the Huangpu River
Q. Ke, P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder, S.N. Jonkman & T. Rijcken


Flood hazard and risk mapping

Probabilistic estimation of flood maps: An ensemble approach
J.P. Rodríguez-Rincón, A. Pedrozo-Acuña, R. Domínguez Mora, D.E. Reeve & I. Cluckie

Retrospective research on the 1945 Wieringermeer flood
O.A.C. Hoes, R.W. Hut, N.C. van de Giesen & M. Boomgaard

Developing a process for stakeholder participation in flood risk mapping
S. Priest, J. Pardoe, S. McCarthy, V. Meyer, C. Kuhlicke & J. Luther

Flood risk mapping and scaling: Ranking sources of uncertainties with variance based global sensitivity analysis
N. Saint-Geours, J.-S. Bailly, F. Grelot & C. Lavergne

Flood hazard mapping for spatial planning: Conceptual and methodological considerations
N. Pieterse, J. Tennekes, B. van de Pas, K. Slager & F. Klijn

Risk maps for pluvial flooding and initiation of a flood risk management process
A. Assmann, S. Jäger, K. Fritsch & C. Brauner

Flood vulnerability and risk maps in Taipei City, Taiwan
Y.-C. Lin, M.-H. Hsu, T.-J. Chang, M.-Y. Tsai, A.S. Chen, M.J. Hammond, S. Djordjević & D. Butler

Probabilistic flood hazard mapping induced by piping breaches: Application to the Po River, Italy
M. Mazzoleni, S. Barontini, R. Ranzi & G. Di Baldassarre

Quick-scan tool for global flood hazard mapping
N. Kramer, F. Sperna Weiland, F.L.M. Diermanse, H.C. Winsemius & J. Schellekens

The Environmental Virtual Observatory (EVO) local exemplar: A local landscape learning visualisation tool for flood risk
M.E. Wilkinson, M. Stutter, K. Marshall, P.M. Haygarth, E. Mackay, K. Beven, P.F. Quinn, M. Macklin, N. Thomas, P. Brewer & The Evop team

Systematic and automated global flood observatory
N. Villars, R. Westerhoff, H.C. Winsemius, J. Huizinga & C. Bishop


Flood risk management

Feasibility of unbreachable multifunctional flood protection zones in the Dutch rural riverine area
J.M. van Loon-Steensma & P. Vellinga

Prioritising flood risk management interventions: How to make best use of limited funds
J.J. Flikweert, J.R. Moll, F.O. Ogunyoye & D. Johns

An inverse methodology for coastal risk management
D. Idier, J. Rohmer, T. Bulteau, E. Delvallée & A. Magnan

Forecasting beach morphodynamics: The shoreline border as a control for flooding risks
A. Sánchez-Arcilla, V. Gràcia, J.M. Solé, M. Garcia & A. Sairouni

Economically efficient flood protection standards for The Netherlands
J. Kind

Robustness of economically efficient flood protection standards: Monte Carlo analysis on top of cost-benefit analysis
J. Gauderis, J. Kind & R. van Duinen

Flood threat to the US national capital region
G.B. Baecher, G.E. Galloway, L.E. Link & K.L. Brubaker

Managing flood risk on Canada’s west coast: The city of Richmond’s experience
A.J. Bell, M. Eng & P. Eng

A systematic strategy to prepare decision tools for FRM options
J. Blanckaert, J. Swings, T. Franken, C. Gullentops, D. Bulckaen & K. Cauwenberghs

An economical optimal investment strategy in a multi-layer flood risk approach
B. Kolen & M. Kok

Determination of flood risk metrics for the Columbia River Treaty 2014 review program
C.R. Goodell & P.D. Dickerson

Cost-effectiveness study on preventive interventions: A survey of multifunctional flood defences
F. Anvarifar, M. Oderkerk, B.R. van der Horst & C. Zevenbergen

Unbreachable embankments? In pursuit of the most effective stretches for reducing fatality risk
K.M. De Bruijn, F. Klijn & J.G. Knoeff

Flood risk management planning in Flanders
N. Devroede, J. Dewelde, K. Cauwenberghs, J. Blanckaert, J. Swings, T. Franken, C. Gullentops & D. Bulckaen

The shifting sands of coastal flood management in South Africa
J.H. Slinger, L.M. Hermans, S.W. Cunningham, S. Taljaard, L. van Niekerk & H. Vreugdenhil

Towards an integrated evaluation framework for Multi-Functional Flood Defences
M. Kok, J.K. Vrijling & C. Zevenbergen

Flash flood risk management: Toward a closer link among science, policy and practice
M. Borga & J.D. Creutin

Cost-benefit analysis of flood protection strategies for the Rhine-Meuse Delta
A. Jeuken, J. Kind & J. Gauderis

Strategic flood risk management: Comparing international challenges and developing common approaches
P.B. Sayers, G.E. Galloway, E.C. Penning-Rowsell, Y. Yuan, F. Shen, Y. Chen, Wang, T. Le Quense, L. Wang & Y. Guan

Developing a robust national scale long term investment strategy for England and Wales: The tools and applications
I. Meadowcroft, A. Bayliss, P.B. Sayers, J.J. Flikweert, E. Robinson, R. Deakin & P. Neve

On the potential contribution of spatial planning in combination with unbreachable embankments in the design of a robust flood risk system, exemplified for The Netherlands
J.M. Knoop, W. Ligtvoet & F. Klijn

Adaptation strategies for the Thames Estuary in the context of accelerated sea level rise
H. Harvey, L.J. Manning & J.W. Hall

Development of a web-based decision support system in risk reduction
Z.C. Aye, M. Jaboyedoff & M.H. Derron

Review of the current risk management strategies in Europe for hydro-meteorological hazards at protection and emergency level
V.J. Cortes, S. Frigerio, L. Schenato, A. Pasuto & S. Sterlacchini

A multi-layered safety perspective on the tsunami disaster in Tohoku, Japan
V. Tsimopoulou, S.N. Jonkman, B. Kolen, B. Maaskant, N. Mori & T. Yasuda

Flexibility in flood management systems with application to the Sacramento Valley, CA, USA
K.N. DiFrancesco

Life-cycle approach to flood risk management in the United States
K.L. Durham-Aguilera, C.R. Alexander, E.J. Hecker & L.D. Leuck

Towards risk-based assessment of flood defences in The Netherlands: An operational framework
F. den Heijer & F.L.M. Diermanse

Is compartmentalisation an economical viable solution to improve the safety against flooding?
P. van der Scheer, S.P.F. Schouten, R. Vergouwe, A. Leskens, S.J. Fraikin,
P.J. Hofman & R. Piek

How to determine an optimal flood protection level for currently unprotected areas with economic value?
R. Vergouwe, S.P.F. Schouten, P. van der Scheer, S.J. Fraikin, P.J. Hofman & R. Piek

Towards integrated river basin management: Governance lessons from Room for the River
J. Rijke, S. van Herk, C. Zevenbergen & R. Ashley

BEAM and AM+: Two assets mapping products suited for multi-risk applications
M. Mueller, T. Fourty & A. Assmann

Application of a 2D hydrodynamic modelling approach to flood risk assessment, case studies in England, Wales and Scotland
S. Ghimire

An automated method for costing flood risk mitigation measures for use with flood risk management decision support systems
D.P. Hames, M. Woodward & B.P. Gouldby

Flanders chooses for flood risk management based on LATIS
P. Deckers, Ph. De Maeyer, P. Peeters & F. Mostaert

Application of innovative floating technology for flood emergency attendance
B. Osorio-Munoz, F. Botello, J. Jurczuk & P. Poneta

Masterplan Beaufort, a vision towards inherent safe deltas
G.A. Beaufort & G.E. Kamerling

Smart solutions for optimizing flood risk management
G.J.J. van Ginneken, W. Jonkhoff, M. van der Stad & D. Vos

Flood hazard mapping by integrating airborne laser scanning data, high resolution images and large scale maps: A case study
P. Fernandez, G. Gonçalves, L. Gomes Pereira & M. Moreira

What has been learned from the post flash flood surveys recently conducted in Europe?
E. Gaume, M. Borga & L. Marchi

Flood protection for the built environment: The FloodProBE-project and science & policy implications
M.A. Van, C.C.D.F. van Ree, K. Heilemann, M.W. Morris, M. Escarameia, P. Royet & C. Zevenbergen

Flood risk change in changing climate: The Czech Republic study
J. Danhelka, T. Vlasak & J. Krejci

Linking the city and the lake: Guaíba waterfront, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
E. Loitzenbauer, A.M. Rigo, E. Zdanowicz, G. Schattsschneider, J.F. Coelho, P. Bellé, R. Cavalcante, B. Gersonius, T. Bacchin & J. Hilgefort

Flood risk management condition and risk assessment for the US Army Corps of Engineers
P. Embree & F. Monfeli


Long term planning for global change

Enhancing flood risk system robustness in practice
M.J.P. Mens, F. Klijn & R. Schielen

Monitoring and learning in flood risk management: A case of coastal policy in The Netherlands
L.M. Hermans, J.H. Slinger, S.W. Cunningham, A. Bruens, J.P.M. Mulder & M. Menke

Efficiency of building precautionary measures in different flood situations
H. Kreibich

Protecting London from the sea: 21st century policies, plans and their implications
S. Lavery, E.C. Penning-Rowsell & N. Haigh

Impacts & strategic responses to rising sea levels in the European Union
S. Brown, R.J. Nicholls, A.K. Pardaens, J.A. Lowe, A.T. Vafeidis, J. Hinkel & P. Watkiss

Subsidence in coastal lowlands-hidden floodrisk (EU-FP7-SubCoast)
C.J.M. van Ruiten, T.H.M. Bucx & G. Bitelli

Integrating flood risk management and urban design through climate change adaptation
K. Stone, B. Gersonius, C. Zevenbergen, S. Richter, S. Zeller, R. Ashley, J. Blanksby & L. Walker


Governance & policy instruments

Implementing the floods directive: The case of the Umbria Region
D. Molinari, F. Ballio, N. Berni & C. Pandolfo

Socially participated decision making process for hydrogeological risk mitigation: Giampilieri, 1st October 2009
B. Manfrè, C. La Rocca, V. Nicolosi, E. Foti & L. Stancanelli

Governance of integrated flood risk management to deliver large scale investment programmes: Delivery focused social learning in The Netherlands
S. van Herk, J. Rijke, C. Zevenbergen & R. Ashley

Explaining differences in flood management approaches in Europe and the USA: A comparative analysis
P. Bubeck, H. Kreibich, E.C. Penning-Rowsell, W.J.W. Botzen, H. de Moel & F. Klijn

Preliminary flood risk assessment for the European Directive: Inventory of French past floods
M. Lang, D. Coeur, A. Bard, B. Bacq, T. Becker, E. Bignon, R. Blanchard, L. Bruckmann, M. Delserieys, C. Edelblutte & C. Merle

Alternative investment streams for flood risk management and flood insurance: An analysis of “who gains and who loses?”
J. Pardoe, E.C. Penning-Rowsell & M. Cope

The role of technical water expertise in flood risk management: Different logics, different outcomes?
E. Tromp, W.E. Abels & M.W. van Buuren

The search for room for expert advice in Dutch flood risk management
B. Broekhans

The problematic nature of involving local people in river basin planning
S.B.E. van den Heuvel & G.J. Roovers

Flood protection policies in Germany, UK and The Netherlands: Towards a risk-based approach?
B. Broekhans, A. Correljé & K. Krieger

Quick scan of options for raising the levels of protection against floods of dike rings in The Netherlands
H. van der Most

Bridging the science-policy gap in Poland: Bydgoszcz Waterproof
N. Eernink, G. Prinsen, M. Bunt, W. Worst, P. Szymczak, W. Kiewisz, H. Droogh & S. Mikołajczak

Implementation of the EU Floods Directive in a non-EU country: Serbia’s experience with Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment
V. Kolarov & M. Babic Mladenovic

Stakeholders’ consensus on technical and non-structural flood control measures
P. Kovar, D. Vassova, M. Hrabalikova & I. Vrana

An analysis of institutional and economic barriers to multi-layered safety in The Netherlands
E. Tromp, G. Jan Ellen & A. van Buuren

A sustainable approach to water management: An example of flood risk management by applying key elements of the Directive 2007/60 CE on the assessment and management of flood risks
A. Cabañas Ibáñez, C. Andres Moreno, L. Garrote De Marcos & M. Lemans

An insurance modeling perspective on vulnerability function development for buildings subject to European inland flooding
M. Hill, D. Gatey & N. Peiris

First step of implementation of the floods directive-Czech experience
J. Danhelka, J. Kubat & K. Drbal

Developing partnership approaches for flood risk management
T. Thaler, S. Priest & E.C. Penning-Rowsell

Responsibilities for European risk management: The roles of the state, the insurance industry and the individual in flood risk management
N. Lawson, P. O’Hare & I. White


Vulnerability and resilience

The role of building materials in improved flood resilience and routes for implementation
M. Escarameia, A.F. Tagg, N.S.R. Walliman, C. Zevenbergen & F. Anvarifar

Output Based Aid (OBA) voucher scheme for pregnant women in IDP Camps and flood affected districts of rural Sindh, Pakistan
I.A. Khan & S.T. Ahmed

Research on flood resilient communities: A synthesis of key findings of the CRUE funding initiative
S. Beurton & A.H. Thieken

Coastal floods: Urban planning and infrastructures as resilient systems 337
J.J. Díez Gonzalez, J.V. Monnot, M.D. Esteban, J.M. Silvestre, J.S. Lopez-Gutierrez & U.P.M. SMARTeST team

Urban vulnerability to pluvial flooding: Complaints location on overland flow routes
S. Gaitan, J.A.E. ten Veldhuis, M.H. Spekkers & N.C. van de Giesen

The role of self-help groups in flood risk management
J. Simm

The effectiveness of flood proofing vulnerable hotspots to improve urban flood resilience
R.E. de Graaf, B. Roeffen, K.M. Czapiewska, B. Dal Bo Zanon, W. Lindemans, M. Escarameia, N.S.R. Walliman & C. Zevenbergen

The Dublin FloodResilienCity project
T. Leahy & R. Falconer

Potential for urban transformation through the utilisation of stormwater infrastructure: Considerations from the Gauteng City-Region
J.M. Storie & A. Ngie

Amphibious housing in The Netherlands and North America: A comparison of popular, political and permitting issues and challenges
E.C. English

A stepwise approach for flood risk and vulnerability assessment for urban flood critical infrastructures
S. Lhomme, D. Serre, L. Nie, E. Balmand, K. Heilemann & K.M. De Bruijn

FRe building technological products
J.J.D. Gonzalez, J.V. Monnot, P.M. Paniagua, U.P.M. SMARTeST team, P. Pámpanas, O. Videa, S.P. Abuín, P. Prendes & J. Orte

Flood resilience and urban systems: Nice and Taipei case studies
J. Batica, F.-Y. Hu & P. Gourbesville

City, climate change and floods: A contribution to the urban resilience study
L.F. Dias

Rotterdam-The Hague emergency airport
P.A. Minnema, K.A. Anema, J. Jacobs, C. Zevenbergen & R.E. de Graaf

EVA, a model to appraise farm vulnerability to flooding
P. Brémond & F. Grelot

Simulation of resilience of an insurance system to flood risk
F. Grelot & O. Barreteau

Amphibious housing: An affordable flood mitigation solution for at-risk low-income populations
E.C. English

Integrating etic and emic perspectives in flood vulnerability assessment
M. Alexander, H. Faulkner, C. Viavattene & S. Priest

Regional vulnerability to climate change and the role of cohesion policy in climate change adaptation
K. Prenger-Berninghoff

Urban flood resilience: Beyond vulnerability using innovative non-structural measures
S. Garvin, C. Zevenbergen & J.-L. Salagnac


Risk communication

Flood risk communication: Visualization tools and evaluations of effectiveness
M.K.M. Charrière, S.J. Junier, E. Mostert & T.A. Bogaard

Communicating uncertainty in flood risk mapping
K. Beven, D. Leedal, N. Hunter & R. Lamb

Flood risk management with lack of data
P.J. Bart, W.H. Kloezen & G.J. Roovers

Communication in flood risk management: A cross-case comparison of different EU countries
T. Sprague & S. Greiving

Improving flood maps to foster participation and raise flood risk awareness
J. Luther, V. Meyer, C. Kuhlicke, S. Scheuer, H. Unnerstall, S. Fuchs, W. Dorner, J. Seidel, K. Serrhini, G. Palka, S. Priest, S. McCarthy, J. Pardoe & C. Viavattene

You have been framed! Effects of risk communication on citizens’ risk perceptions and flood adaptive behavior
T. Terpstra

Towards a realtime Twitter analysis during (flood) crises for operational (flood) crisis management
T. Terpstra, A. de Vries & R. Stronkman


Flood prediction and early warning

Optimizing flood forecasts with data-assimilation and a dynamic stage discharge relation
A. Wijbenga, A. Paarlberg & D. Schwanenberg

2D hydraulic model integration to real-time flash flood forecasting chain
C. Girard, T. Godfroy, M. Erlich, E. David, C. Sorbet, V. Pourret, M. Veysseire & B. Vincendon

The Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS)
J. Thielen, L. Alfieri, P. Burek, M. Kalas, P. Salamon, V. Thiemig, A. de Roo, D. Muraro, F. Pappenberger & E. Dutra

USACE Reachback experiences in providing support for international hydrologic emergencies
M. Jourdan, J. Tate & G. Savant

Towards spatially distributed flood forecasts in flash flood prone areas: Results in the South of France
O. Payrastre, J-P. Naulin, E. Gaume, G. Delrieu, B. Boudevillain, P. Arnaud, P. Javelle, S. Diss, C. Lutoff, L. Colbeau-Justin & B. Vincendon

Real-time forecasting of flood levels, wind driven waves, wave runup, and overtopping at dikes around Dutch lakes
M. Genseberger, A.J. Smale & H. Hartholt

Application of methods predicting model uncertainty in flood forecasting
D.P. Solomatine, D.L. Shrestha, N. Kayastha & G. Di Baldassarre

Online hydraulic predictions over the North Sea—Scheldt River domain for flood risk and water management: A Dutch-Flemish connection
D. Depreiter, N. Jespers, J.R. Hendriks, P. Viaene, M. Deschamps & F. Mostaert

Computational models in flood early warning systems
V.V. Krzhizhanovskaya, N.B. Melnikova, G.S. Shirshov, F.I. Rusadi, R.G. Belleman, J. Lhomme, B.P. Gouldby, A. Topple & J. Simm

Warning strategy, techniques and new developments at the flood forecasting centre
C. Pilling, W. Lang, R.J. Moore & J. Schellekens

What forecast users might expect: An issue of forecast performance
T. Vlasak, R. Cekal & J. Danhelka


Evacuation & rescue

The use of traffic modelling to inform a flood evacuation policy for Lincolnshire and Norfolk
A.F. Tagg, B. Kolen, J. Leenders, H. Chen & D. Powell

When, why and how to call for mass evacuation in an uncertain world: Results of a survey among decision makers
B. Kolen

Smart shelter strategies-cost-effective flood preparedness
E.T. Blom, C. Zevenbergen, B. Gersonius & E. van Son

Mass-evacuation model for a population located in a floodplain
H. Alaeddine, E. Neron, M. Maizai & K. Serrhini

Evacuation planning in case of extreme rainfall events: A case study in Azores, Portugal
B.F. Santos, J. Leandro, M. Gama, N. Melo & J.P. Leitão


Flood event management

Hurricane risk & safety module: A flood control solution for complex flood protection systems
R. Kluskens, M.M. Hillen, C. Spoorenberg & R.G. Kamp

Sequential decision making in the flood risk context
K.A. Wojciechowska & M. Kok

The effects of flood fighting and emergency measures on the reliability of flood defences
S.N. Jonkman, E.J.C. Dupuits & F. Havinga

Agent based modeling for flood incident management
R.J. Dawson, M. Wang & J. Buehler

Disaster management training environment
C.J.M. Vermeulen & R. Nagel

Reality check: Evacuation planning using mixed reality and simulation
D. Keus, E. van Veldhoven, F. van Heemskerck Pillis, J. van Laar & C. Guikers

Developing a training to improve multidisciplinary interaction: MIRROR
L. de Koning, K. van Dongen & M. Huis in ‘t Veld

Exercise Watermark: Improving the response to flooding in England and Wales
R. Symonds, D. Lees, K. Chandler & R. Stafford

The flood control game as a means to improve crisis communication
L. Ernst, J.E. de Bruijne, N. Booister, D. Tretjakova & E. van Weele

Embedding the consideration of health into multi-sector preparedness and response for floods: An integrated approach to reduce health impacts
S. Tapsell

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