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Flood Inundation Modeling and Hazard Mapping under Uncertainty in the Sungai Johor Basin, Malaysia

ISBN 9781138603349
Published April 29, 2018 by CRC Press
176 Pages

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Book Description

Flooding can have devastating impacts on people’s livelihood, economy and the environment. An important instrument in flood management is floodplain maps, which assist land planners and local authorities in identifying flood-prone areas, and provide useful information for rescue and relief agencies for their operations. Developing floodplain maps often involves flood inundation modeling. This typically requires precipitation and stream flow data, topographic information, building a hydraulic model and calibration of its parameters. Often however, floodplain maps are built on a single model outcome without an explicit consideration of all the sources of uncertainty in the modeling process.

The research presented in this thesis addresses the uncertainty in flood inundation modeling, which may arise from input data and hydraulic modeling approach. The study area is the Sungai Johor basin in Johor, Malaysia, an agriculture-dominated area. The present study analyses the modelling uncertainties arising from estimations of design flow, terrain data sets, geometric description in hydraulic models and different modeling approaches, and develops recommendations for practitioners. Explicit account for uncertainties and studying their impact in flood inundation mapping allow for more informed and effective decision making.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Problem statement
1.3 Flood mapping
1.4 Uncertainty in flood hazard mapping
1.5 Research questions
1.6 Aims and research objectives
1.7 Dissertation structure

2 Literature review
2.1 What is floods
2.2 Types of flood
2.3 Flood prone areas
2.4 Hazard and flood hazard
2.5 Flood modelling
2.6 Uncertainty in flood modelling and mapping
2.7 Flood mapping

3 Study area and data availability
3.1 Study area
3.2 Data Availability

4 1‐D hydraulic modelling: the role of cross‐sections spacing
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Methodology
4.3 Results and Discussion
4.4 Concluding remarks

5 2‐D hydraulic modelling: the role of digital elevation models
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Differentiation of DEMs re‐sampling technique
5.3 Results and discussion
5.4 Conclusions

6 1‐D hydraulic modelling: the role of digital elevation models
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Available data
6.3 Methodology
6.4 Results and discussion
6.5 Conclusions

7 Uncertainty in simulating design flood profiles and inundation maps on the Johor River, Malaysia
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Methodology
7.3 Results and discussion
7.4 Conclusions Chapter

8 Conclusions and recommendations
8.1 Conclusion


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Anuar Md. Ali was born in Kota Tinggi, Johor (Malaysia) in 1973. In 1998, he obtained his Degree in Civil Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He later gained his Master of Science in Water Engineering from University Putra Malaysia in 2004. In 2010, he pursued his PhD study in UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands with research focused on uncertainty in flood inundation modelling.

He served as a design engineer with a consulting engineering firm from 1998 till 2004. Currently, he is an engineer with the Government of Malaysia attached to the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID).