Flood damage assessment in Dhaka City
Khan, David M.
Chen, Albert S.
Hammond, Michael J.
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Flood damage assessment is a key component in the development of city flood risk management strategies. A flood damage assessment model is being developed by combining flood hazard information (depth, extent, velocity, duration, etc.) with geographic information (land use/cover, buildings, infra-structure, etc.), social-economic data and population demographics to estimate urban flood impacts. In this paper, Dhaka city is adopted to demonstrate the approach for damage modeling. Analysis show that coarse resolution modeling in such a densely developed urban area can lead to either over- or under-estimation of the flood damage, depending on the thresholds to distinguish building and non-building cells in modeling. In-creased accuracy can be achieved by fine resolution modeling but this would lead to large data sets that re-quire long computational times. The paper demonstrates some key issues for damage assessment using advanced technology for a City like Dhaka.
2nd European Conference on FLOODrisk Management, 20-22 November 2012, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands