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Title: Flood damage assessment for flood plains behind levees, including extreme floods
Authors: Frei, Rosa
Huber, Gerhard
Keywords: Risk assessment;Flood prevention;Water resources management
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2006
Publisher: Michael Piasecki and College of Engineering, Drexel University
Citation: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, September 2006. http://hdl.handle.net/1860/732
Abstract: The aim of the case study discussed in this report was to investigate the potential flood damage caused by extreme events in the town of Bad Radkersburg. After determining the water depths based on a 1D hydraulic calculation for the HQ100 using ArcGIS software, a study was made of the potential damage in the selected scenario by looking at damage to property, cars, roads, railways, parks, and trade and industry. Disregarded damage was damage which requires an extensive investigation, damage that is difficult to quantify, damage to the levee itself, and expenditure on emergency measures. The last step was to devise a package of measures to reduce potential damage. The results serve as a basis for planning remedial action to facilitate optimal and economical utilization of the limited funds available for flood control measures and precautions. An essential part of the project involved presenting the results in the project area to create greater awareness of the issue of residual risk among those responsible for such matters in the municipality, the emergency services and companies as well as inhabitants and employees.
Description: Paper presented at The Seventh International Conference on HydroScience and Engineering (ICHE) hosted by the College of Engineering at Drexel Univeristy on September 10-13, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference theme was IT in the Field of HydroSciences. It included several mini-symposia that emphasized IT topics in HydroSciences and the yearly meeting of the metadata group of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange organization.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1474
ISBN: 0977447405
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on HydroScience and Engineering (ICHE 2006) [ISBN: 0977447405]

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