Title: Social Flood Impacts in Urban Areas. Integration of Detailed Flow Modelling and Social Analysis
Authors: Ernst, Julien
Coninx, Ingrid
Dewals, Benjamin
Detrembleur, Sylvain
Erpicum, Sébastien
Bachus, Kris
Pirotton, Michel #
Issue Date: 2009
Conference: IAHR 2009 Congress – Water Engineering for a sustainable environment edition:33 location:Vancouver date:9 - 14 August 2009
Abstract: Social flood risk management is currently shifting from the full protection against flooding towards the management of the consequences of flooding. This new approach requests an interdisciplinary collaboration of scientists from hydraulic and social sciences, as presented in this paper. The research teams have developed a methodology to evaluate socio-economic consequences of flooding based on the analysis at a micro-scale of the exposure and the vulnerability of elements-at-risk and the adaptive capacity of society. The hydraulic simulations have been conducted by means of 2D flow modelling run on a highly accurate Digital Surface Model (DSM). The methodology have been applied to evaluate flood protection measures along the main tributary of river Meuse in Belgium.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Research Group Sustainable Development
# (joint) last author

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