Dogulu, Nilay
Bhattacharya, Biswa
Solomatine, Dimitri P.
Bernhofer, Christian
Bateman, Allen
Brilly, Mitja
Flood risk management (FRM) has emerged as a key concern posing significant engineering and societal challenges in all around the world. Management of and adaptation to increased flood risk is therefore essential, and requires development of sustainable and effective FRM strategies that embrace a holistic and integrated approach. This approach emphasizes the necessity to address research on and practice in FRM in an interdisciplinary fashion. Accordingly, the field of FRM incorporates a variety of disciplines and subjects including meteorology, hydrology, climatology, water resources, hydraulics, hydroinformatics, forecasting and early warning, climate change, decisionmaking (under uncertainty), spatial planning, risk perception and communication, risk governance (e.g. institutional framework and policy development), and socioeconomics.
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Within the past decades, flooding has become a global pandemic, which hampers economic and social development. This global phenomenon has led to loss of lives and economic damages in many countries including Ghana. On June 3rd 2015, Accra, Ghana's capital experienced an unprecedented flash flood event, coupled with an explosion at a Goil filling station that resulted in a death toll of over 152 lives. It is therefore necessary to explore new ideas and approaches that can be incorporated to existing structur...
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Citation Formats
N. Dogulu, B. Bhattacharya, D. P. Solomatine, C. Bernhofer, A. Bateman, and M. Brilly, “AN EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT,” Delft, Netherlands, 2015, p. 5352, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: