Assessing flood risk at the global scale: model setup, results, and sensitivity

@inproceedings{Ward2013AssessingFR,
  title={Assessing flood risk at the global scale: model setup, results, and sensitivity},
  author={Philip J Ward and Brenden Jongman and Frederiek Sperna Weiland and A. Bouwman and R. J. van Beek and Marc F. P. Bierkens and Willem Ligtvoet and Hessel C Winsemius},
  year={2013}
}
Globally, economic losses from flooding exceeded $19 billion in 2012, and are rising rapidly. Hence, there is an increasing need for global-scale flood risk assessments, also within the context of integrated global assessments. We have developed and validated a model cascade for producing global flood risk maps, based on numerous flood return-periods. Validation results indicate that the model simulates interannual fluctuations in flood impacts well. The cascade involves: hydrological and… CONTINUE READING

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