Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 395–410, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-395-2022
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 395–410, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-395-2022

Research article 11 Feb 2022

Research article | 11 Feb 2022

A comparative flood damage and risk impact assessment of land use changes

Karen Gabriels et al.

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As land use influences hydrological processes (e.g., forests have a high water retention and infiltration capacity), it also impacts floods downstream in the river system. This paper demonstrates an approach quantifying the impact of land use changes on economic flood damages: damages in an initial situation are quantified and compared to damages of simulated floods associated with a land use change scenario. This approach can be used as an explorative tool in sustainable flood risk management.
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