Flood risk assessment for infrastructure networks

Emanuelsson, M. A. E., McIntyre, N., Hunt, C. F., Mawle, R., Kitson, J. and Voulvoulis, N. (2014) Flood risk assessment for infrastructure networks. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 7 1: 31-41. doi:10.1111/jfr3.12028


Author Emanuelsson, M. A. E.
McIntyre, N.
Hunt, C. F.
Mawle, R.
Kitson, J.
Voulvoulis, N.
Title Flood risk assessment for infrastructure networks
Journal name Journal of Flood Risk Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1753-318X
Publication date 2014-03
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/jfr3.12028
Open Access Status
Volume 7
Issue 1
Start page 31
End page 41
Total pages 11
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract A practical framework for flood risk screening was developed to assess the flood risk to water utility assets within the infrastructure network. The tool is a combination of probability and consequence assessments. The first takes into account how probable it is for a particular asset to flood and cause significant damage. The second estimates the level of consequences a flood will have, considering, for example, the level of loss of service, environmental pollution and cost. The consequence assessment is based on a dependency assessment that identifies knock-on effects on other assets within the asset network and assesses the level of consequence they will have. The probability and consequence assessments are combined to produce a risk score that can be used to rank assets in a screening process that aims to assist companies in prioritising the investments required for taking action to reduce flood risk to their assets.
Keyword Asset network
Consequence
Dependency
Flood risk assessment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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