Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
Research article
21 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 21 Feb 2023

Quantifying the potential benefits of risk-mitigation strategies on future flood losses in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Carlos Mesta, Gemma Cremen, and Carmine Galasso

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Flood risk is expected to increase in many regions worldwide due to rapid urbanization and climate change. The benefits of risk-mitigation measures remain inadequately quantified for potential future events in some multi-hazard-prone areas such as Kathmandu Valley (KV), Nepal, which this paper addresses. The analysis involves modeling two flood occurrence scenarios and using four residential exposure inventories representing current urban system or near-future development trajectories for KV.
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