Estimating the impacts of urban growth on future flood risk: A comparative study | Land Portal

Información del recurso

Date of publication: 
Noviembre 2017
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
NARCIS:tud:oai:tudelft.nl:uuid:4f081b83-b03f-4358-abb3-efab1111aff4
Copyright details: 
Open Access, this refers to access without restrictions, and without financial incentives. Access to the resource is gained directly, without any obstacles. From info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

The unprecedented growth of cities has a significant impact on future flood risk that might exceed the impacts of climate change in many metropolitan areas across the world. Although the effects of urbanisation on flood risk are well understood, assessments that include spatially explicit future growth projections are limited. This comparative study provides insight in the long term development of future riverine and pluvial flood risk for 18 fast growing megacities. For these cities a spatially explicit urban growth model has been developed capable to identify and extrapolate spatial development trends into growth projections for the short, medium and long term. For some cities like Dhaka or Lahore, the outcomes are alarming while others show an implicit tendency for flood adverse urban growth. The outcomes not only provide a baseline absent in current practise, but also a strategic outlook that might better establish the role of urban planning in limiting future flood risk.

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Veerbeek, W.
Zevenbergen, C.
Delft University of Technology
UNESCO-IHE

Proveedor de datos

National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System (NARCIS) is the main Dutch national portal for those looking for information about researchers and their work. NARCIS aggregates data from around 30 institutional repositories. Besides researchers, NARCIS is also used by students, journalists and people working in educational and government institutions as well as the business sector.

 

Comparta esta página