Flood Loss Assessment with Integrated Measures

by Yacov Y. Haimes, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States,
Duan Li, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States,
Vijay Tulsiani, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States,
Eugene Z. Stakhiv, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States,
David Moser, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources VI

Abstract: In most cases, the maximum flood loss reduction can be achieved only by an optimal combination of both structural and nonstructural measures. An integrative approach that combines the calculation of flood loss reduction through flood warning systems with the calculation of flood loss for a given flood control structure has been developed in this paper, thus facilitating the evaluation of combined structural measures and flood warning systems in reducing flood loss. The conventional expected value of flood loss, the conditional expected value of extreme flood loss, and the cost associated with the structural measures and flood warning systems are traded off and analyzed in a multi-objective framework.

Subject Headings: Floods | Disaster warning systems | Risk management | System analysis | Structural control | Hydraulic structures | Structural analysis | Frames

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