1st Edition

Comprehensive Flood Risk Management Research for Policy and Practice

Edited By Frans Klijn, Timo Schweckendiek Copyright 2013

    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.


    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

    Author index


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