Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
30 Sep 2021
Research article |  | 30 Sep 2021

Global riverine flood risk – how do hydrogeomorphic floodplain maps compare to flood hazard maps?

Sara Lindersson, Luigia Brandimarte, Johanna Mård, and Giuliano Di Baldassarre


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-136', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sara Lindersson, 28 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-136', Francesco Dottori, 25 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sara Lindersson, 28 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Jun 2021) by Olga Petrucci
AR by Sara Lindersson on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (01 Sep 2021) by Olga Petrucci
AR by Sara Lindersson on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2021)
Short summary
Riverine flood risk assessments require the identification of areas prone to potential flooding. We find that (topography-based) hydrogeomorphic floodplain maps can in many cases be useful for riverine flood risk assessments, particularly where hydrologic data are scarce. For 26 countries across the global south, we also demonstrate how dataset choice influences the estimated number of people living within flood-prone zones.
Final-revised paper