Ranking sources of uncertain-ty in flood damage modelling: a case study on the cost-benefit analysis of a flood mitigation project in the Orb Delta, France.

Cost-benefit analyses (CBA) of flood management plans usually require estimating expected annual flood damages on a study area, and rely on a complex modelling chain including hydrological, hydraulic and economic modelling as well as GIS-based spatial analysis. As most model-based assessments, these CBA are fraught with uncertainty. In this paper, we consider as a case-study the CBA of a set of flood-control structural measures on the Orb Delta, France.

Adaptive flood risk management under climate change uncertainty using Real Options and optimization.

It is well recognized that adaptive and flexible flood risk strategies are required to account for future uncertainties. Development of such strategies is, however, a challenge. Climate change alone is a significant complication, but, in addition, complexities exist trying to identify the most appropriate set of mitigation measures, or interventions. There are a range of economic and environmental performance measures that require consideration, and the spatial and temporal aspects of evaluating the performance of these is complex.

Assessing sea level rise costs and adaptation benefits under uncertainty in Greece.

Although sea-level rise (SLR) is not the only driver of coastal change, it is expected to radically alter the living conditions and prosperity of coastal communities in the decades to come. The economic assessment of sea level rise impacts and of coastal adaptation measures proves to be rather demanding due to the fact that these are complex phenomena, affected by both global conditions and local parameters.

Cities and flooding. A guide to integrated urban flood risk management for the 21st Century

The guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Guide embodies the state-of-the art on integrated urban flood risk management. The Guide starts with a summary for policy makers which outlines and describes the key areas which policy makers need to be knowledgeable about to create policy directions and an integrated strategic approach for urban flood risk management.

Lee catchment flood risk assessment and management study. Draft catchment flood risk management plan

Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Studies (CFRAMSs) and their product - Catchment Flood Risk Management Plans (CFRMPs) - are at the core of this new national policy for flood risk management and the strategy for its implementation. This policy is in line with international best practice and meets the requirements of the EU Floods Directive.

Copenhagen Climate Adaptation Plan

With this climate adaptation plan we will outline the challenges the city faces in the short and medium terms as a result of changes we expect in the future climate. We will also identify those solutions that, based on our present-day knowledge, appear to be most appropriate and reveal the opportunities climate change may also present to the city. We do not yet know all the consequences climate change will have for Copenhagen, but we will continuously implement the measures required for Copenhagen to continue to be a safe and attractive city to live and spend time in.

Avalanche hazard mitigation strategies assessed by cost effectiveness analyses and cost benefit analyses ¬– Evidence from Davos, Switzerland

This paper demonstrates the application of cost effectiveness analysis and cost benefit analysis to alternative avalanche risk reduction strategies in Davos, Switzerland. The advantages as well as limitations of such analysis for natural hazards planning are discussed with respect to 16 avalanche risk reduction strategies. Scenarios include risk reduction measures that represent the main approaches to natural hazards planning in Switzerland, such as technical, organisational, and land use planning measures.

Assessment of flood mitigation measures. Further development of a proactive methodology applied in a suburban area in Gothenburg.

Flooding due to extreme rain events in urban environments is a problem and a growing concern. When the stormwater systems design return period are greatly exceeded during extreme rain events, flooding is inevitable. However, the flood consequences can be mitigated by surface water management. A Swedish methodology, Plan B, is developed for investigation and planning of extreme rain events by means of flood simulation models.