Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2859–2876, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-2859-2018

Special issue: Flood risk assessment and management

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2859–2876, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-2859-2018

Research article 05 Nov 2018

Research article | 05 Nov 2018

Towards risk-based flood management in highly productive paddy rice cultivation – concept development and application to the Mekong Delta

Nguyen Van Khanh Triet et al.

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In this study we provide an estimation of flood damages and risks to rice cultivation in the Mekong Delta. The derived modelling concept explicitly takes plant phenomenology and timing of floods in a probabilistic modelling framework into account. This results in spatially explicit flood risk maps to rice cultivation, quantified as expected annual damage. Furthermore, the changes in flood risk of two land-use scenarios were estimated and discussed.
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