A framework for global river flood risk assessments

H.C. Winsemius, L.P.H, Van Beek, B. Jongman, P.J. Ward, A. Bouwman

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    Abstract

    There is an increasing need for strategic global assessments of flood risks in current and future conditions. In this paper, we propose a framework for global flood risk assessment for river floods, which can be applied in current conditions, as well as in future conditions due to climate and socio-economic changes. The framework's goal is to establish flood hazard and impact estimates at a high enough resolution to allow for their combination into a risk estimate, which can be used for strategic global flood risk assessments. The framework estimates hazard at a resolution of ∼ 1 km
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1871-1892
    Number of pages22
    JournalHydrology and Earth System Sciences
    Volume17
    Issue number5
    Early online date21 Aug 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2013

    Bibliographical note

    First published in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions (issn
    1812-2108) 9 (2012), p. 9611-9659

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