Estimation uncertainty of direct monetary flood damage to buildings

  title={Estimation uncertainty of direct monetary flood damage to buildings},
  author={Bruno Merz and Heidi Kreibich and A. H. Thieken and Richard Schmidtke},
Traditional flood design methods are increasingly supplemented or replaced by risk-oriented methods which are based on comprehensive risk analyses. Besides meteorological, hydrological and hydraulic investigations such analyses require the estimation of flood impacts. Flood impact assessments mainly focus on direct economic losses using damage functions which relate property damage to damagecausing factors. Although the flood damage of a building is influenced by many factors, usually only… CONTINUE READING


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