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Urban Flood Resilience - A case study on how to integrate flood resilience in urban planning.

Bertilsson, Louise LU and Wiklund, Karin (2015) In TVVR-15/5005 VVR820 20151
Division of Water Resources Engineering
Abstract (Swedish)
Climate change and increasing urbanization gives societies great challenges in managing urban planning for a sustainable future. Urbanization aggravates floods by increasing the amount of impermeable surfaces and by modifying flow routes. Resilience is the capability to recover from a stress and high resilience is seen as the goal of a healthy development. By including the concept of resilience in flood risk analysis and decision making, flood control will be more complete and intrinsically more sustainable. This project investigates how flood resilience can be modeled in a way that allows spatialization. An index called Spatialized urban Flood RESilience Index, S-FRESI, was built and tested with promising results. It can be used to... (More)
Climate change and increasing urbanization gives societies great challenges in managing urban planning for a sustainable future. Urbanization aggravates floods by increasing the amount of impermeable surfaces and by modifying flow routes. Resilience is the capability to recover from a stress and high resilience is seen as the goal of a healthy development. By including the concept of resilience in flood risk analysis and decision making, flood control will be more complete and intrinsically more sustainable. This project investigates how flood resilience can be modeled in a way that allows spatialization. An index called Spatialized urban Flood RESilience Index, S-FRESI, was built and tested with promising results. It can be used to measure and visualize the changes in flood resilience obtained by flood control measures. The index show areas that are particularly vulnerable to flood hazards and where suggested flood measures enhances the resilience. (Less)
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Every year billions of people get affected by floods and the economic losses are among the highest when it comes to natural disasters. Depending on your social class the consequences of a flood can vary greatly. An urban flood resilience index, S-FRESI, can be used to identify extra sensitive areas and strengthen these neighborhoods to create a more resilient society.
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author
Bertilsson, Louise LU and Wiklund, Karin
supervisor
organization
course
VVR820 20151
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Sustainable urban drainage, urban development, urban flood, resilience, risk, flood resilience, flood resilience index, Rio de Janeiro
publication/series
TVVR-15/5005
report number
TVVR-15/5005
ISSN
1101-9824
language
English
id
8161043
date added to LUP
2015-11-10 09:13:25
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2015-11-10 09:13:25
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  abstract     = {Climate change and increasing urbanization gives societies great challenges in managing urban planning for a sustainable future. Urbanization aggravates floods by increasing the amount of impermeable surfaces and by modifying flow routes. Resilience is the capability to recover from a stress and high resilience is seen as the goal of a healthy development. By including the concept of resilience in flood risk analysis and decision making, flood control will be more complete and intrinsically more sustainable. This project investigates how flood resilience can be modeled in a way that allows spatialization. An index called Spatialized urban Flood RESilience Index, S-FRESI, was built and tested with promising results. It can be used to measure and visualize the changes in flood resilience obtained by flood control measures. The index show areas that are particularly vulnerable to flood hazards and where suggested flood measures enhances the resilience.},
  author       = {Bertilsson, Louise and Wiklund, Karin},
  issn         = {1101-9824},
  keyword      = {Sustainable urban drainage,urban development,urban flood,resilience,risk,flood resilience,flood resilience index,Rio de Janeiro},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {TVVR-15/5005},
  title        = {Urban Flood Resilience - A case study on how to integrate flood resilience in urban planning.},
  year         = {2015},
}