Flood ris​k analysis and integ​rated management
Flood ris​k analysis and integ​rated management
Editor(s): P. Bubeck, H. Kreibich, H. de Moel, and J. C. J. H. Aerts
Despite significant efforts to reduce the risk from natural disasters, global flood losses have been sharply increasing in recent decades and floods remain the most destructive natural hazards in the world. In the light of continuously high flood losses, the projected increase in risk in many regions due to the effects of climate change and increases in exposure in risk-prone areas, integrated flood risk management concepts are increasingly being adopted in Europe and many other countries. These concepts take into account that flood defenses can fail and therefore complement traditional flood protection with additional policies that aim at alleviating potential flood impacts. This shifted focus towards the risk of flooding poses challenges for both scientific concepts to analyze and assess the diverse aspects of flood risk and its integrated management.

The objective of this special issue is to present current advances in the field of flood risk analysis and integrated flood risk management. Manuscripts included in this special issue address the various aspects of integrated flood risk analysis and could include topics such as methods to assess the risk of life, the vulnerability of buildings and their various elements to the use of flood damage data in risk assessments. Moreover, papers are invited that demonstrate how such methods can be used on various scales and in different geographical regions. In addition, contributions related to integrated flood risk management are invited, such as means to develop new partnership approaches in the changing risk management environment.

This special issue is organized in the aftermath of the 2nd European Conference on FLOODrisk management that was held in Rotterdam in November 2012 (http://www.floodrisk2012.net/).

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20 Apr 2016
Preface: Flood-risk analysis and integrated management
Philip Bubeck, Jeroen C. J. H. Aerts, Hans de Moel, and Heidi Kreibich
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1005–1010, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1005-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1005-2016, 2016
05 Feb 2015
Brief Communication: Contrast-stretching- and histogram-smoothness-based synthetic aperture radar image enhancement for flood map generation
F. Nazir, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, and F. Arif
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 273–276, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-273-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-273-2015, 2015
12 Jan 2015
Risk to life due to flooding in post-Katrina New Orleans
A. Miller, S. N. Jonkman, and M. Van Ledden
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 59–73, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-59-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-59-2015, 2015
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17 Dec 2014
Factors affecting flood insurance purchase in residential properties in Johor, Malaysia
U. G. Aliagha, T. E. Jin, W. W. Choong, M. Nadzri Jaafar, and H. M. Ali
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 3297–3310, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-3297-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-3297-2014, 2014
14 Oct 2014
An advanced method for flood risk analysis in river deltas, applied to societal flood fatality risk in the Netherlands
K. M. de Bruijn, F. L. M. Diermanse, and J. V. L. Beckers
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2767–2781, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-2767-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-2767-2014, 2014
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19 Aug 2014
Assessment of the physical flood susceptibility of buildings on a large scale – conceptual and methodological frameworks
A. Blanco-Vogt and J. Schanze
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2105–2117, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-2105-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-2105-2014, 2014
13 Aug 2014
Extreme storm surges: a comparative study of frequency analysis approaches
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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2053–2067, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-2053-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-2053-2014, 2014
15 Jul 2014
Evaluating the effectiveness of flood damage mitigation measures by the application of propensity score matching
P. Hudson, W. J. W. Botzen, H. Kreibich, P. Bubeck, and J. C. J. H. Aerts
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1731–1747, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1731-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1731-2014, 2014
06 Jun 2014
Assessment of the effectiveness of flood adaptation strategies for HCMC
R. Lasage, T. I. E. Veldkamp, H. de Moel, T. C. Van, H. L. Phi, P. Vellinga, and J. C. J. H. Aerts
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1441–1457, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1441-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1441-2014, 2014
06 Jun 2014
Corrigendum to "Increasing flood exposure in the Netherlands: implications for risk financing" published in Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1245–1255, 2014
B. Jongman, E. E. Koks, T. G. Husby, and P. J. Ward
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1429–1429, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1429-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1429-2014, 2014
23 May 2014
Increasing flood exposure in the Netherlands: implications for risk financing
B. Jongman, E. E. Koks, T. G. Husby, and P. J. Ward
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1245–1255, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1245-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1245-2014, 2014
12 May 2014
Robust, multifunctional flood defenses in the Dutch rural riverine area
J. M. van Loon-Steensma and P. Vellinga
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1085–1098, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1085-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1085-2014, 2014
05 May 2014
A new approach to flood vulnerability assessment for historic buildings in England
V. Stephenson and D. D'Ayala
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1035–1048, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1035-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1035-2014, 2014
03 Jan 2014
Numerical modeling of the lateral widening of levee breach by overtopping in a flume with 180° bend
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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 11–20, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-11-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-11-2014, 2014
29 Nov 2013
Adaptability and transferability of flood loss functions in residential areas
H. Cammerer, A. H. Thieken, and J. Lammel
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 3063–3081, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-3063-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-3063-2013, 2013
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