Assessment of the effectiveness of a risk-reduction measure on pluvial flooding and economic loss in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, Lydia S.
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Cities are increasingly assessing and reducing pluvial flood risk. Quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of risk-reduction measures is required. We use hydraulic simulation with GIS-based financial analysis to assess the pluvial flood risk for Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Analysis is carried out for four scenarios: two rainfall events, with and without separation of the combined sewer-stormwater network. Flooding statistics show how the risk-reduction measure impacts local flooding. Financial analysis demonstrates the saving resulting from the risk-reduction measure. Expected annual damage is reduced by c.€130,500. City authorities are better equipped in making cost-benefit decisions regarding implementation of pluvial flood risk-reduction measures.
EC FP7 project PREPARED: Enabling Change
Open Access journal
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12th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI2013
Vol. 70, pp. 1619 - 1628