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Economic optimization of coastal flood defense systems

E.J.C. Dupuits, T. Schweckendiek, M. Kok
2017 Reliability Engineering & System Safety  
Coastal flood defense systems can consist of multiple lines of defense.  ...  The economic optimization is carried out using two approaches: a simplified method developed to explore the behavior of the economic optimization with a front and rear defense, and a numerical framework  ...  Ministry of Economic Affairs.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ress.2016.10.027 fatcat:frlzavmzofatdjoudvcx2pr5n4

Risk based design of coastal flood defences - A vietnam case [chapter]

C Mai Van, P van Gelder, J Vrijling
2009 Reliability, Risk, and Safety  
In the last years annual economic damages of Vietnam due to floods and typhoons is estimated 1.0 to 1.2 % of its GDP.  ...  of present socio-economic development.  ...  Economic optimal safety for Nam Dinh sea dikes Two situations are considered in economic risk analysis of Nam Dinh coastal flood defences.  ... 
doi:10.1201/9780203859759.ch156 fatcat:kniiitedmnhrbfxpkjp2tasoju

RELIABILITY- AND RISK- BASED DESIGN OF COASTAL FLOOD DEFENCES

Cong V. Mai, Pieter van Gelder, Han Vrijling, Marcel Stive
2009 Coastal Engineering 2008  
In the low-lying coastal regions coastal flood defence systems (CFDS) are important to protect the low-lying hinterland from sea flood.  ...  and (iii) given a pre-defined level of protection what the "best design" of the system would be?  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This work has been carried out under the framework of Vietnam safety aspects PhD research project, No.  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789814277426_0355 fatcat:caxzbyobereg7ewq7vbihbiy4e

Long-Term Dynamic of Land Reclamation and Its Impact on Coastal Flooding: A Case Study in Xiamen, China

Lilai Xu, Shengping Ding, Vilas Nitivattananon, Jianxiong Tang
2021 Land  
While land reclaimed from the sea meets the land demand for coastal development, it simultaneously causes socio-economic systems to be prone to coastal flooding induced by storm surges and sea-level rise  ...  activities on coastal flood inundation and the consequent exposure of the population to coastal flooding.  ...  and optimization of measures that can create coastal flood-resilient cities.  ... 
doi:10.3390/land10080866 fatcat:alarkggzczhydd7x555a2zb5qi

Evolution of Flood Defense Strategies: Toward Nature-Based Solutions

Yen-Yu Chiu, Nidhi Raina, Hung-En Chen
2021 Environments  
Flood defense strategies have evolved from hard-engineered systems to nature-based solutions that advocate for sustainability to meet today's environmental, social, and economic goals.  ...  An evaluative literature review was conducted to narrate the evolution of nature-based flood management approaches for different flood types, river floods, coastal floods, and stormwater run-offs.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/environments9010002 fatcat:aq5gntnuzff2nindk4fhktxhla

Climate Change, Coasts and Coastal Risk

Roshanka Ranasinghe, Ruben Jongejan
2018 Journal of Marine Science and Engineering  
declare no conflict of interest.  ...  The authors also wish to thank the very professional and efficient JMSE editorial staff without whose excellent assistance, this issue would not have been possible Conflicts of Interest: The authors  ...  Risk-Informed Decision Making and Probability-Based Economic Optimization Probabilistic estimates of coastal change and the reliability of coastal defenses are indispensable for risk-informed decision  ... 
doi:10.3390/jmse6040141 fatcat:5bpyjvipizhzrj6v4bjguteqku

Optimal investment and location decisions of a firm in a flood risk area using impulse control theory

Johanna Grames, Dieter Grass, Peter M. Kort, Alexia Prskawetz
2018 Central European Journal of Operations Research  
This paper provides an economic partial equilibrium model, which helps to understand the optimal location choice for a firm in flood risk areas and its investment strategies.  ...  Sociohydrological feedbacks are crucial for the location choice of the firm, whereas different economic settings have an impact on investment strategies.  ...  The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Austrian Science Funds (FWF) as part of the Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems (DK-plus W1219-N22) and thank colleagues  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10100-018-0532-0 pmid:31983895 pmcid:PMC6951472 fatcat:7fhdqlfmbvavjkprq2ddtyf2f4

Future-Proofing Flood Risk Management

Chris Zevenbergen, Sebastiaan van Herk, Jeroen Rijke
2016 Public Works Management & Policy  
This debate was fed by the scientific discourse on the reliability estimates of flood defense systems.  ...  Multifunctional flood defenses, multipurpose storage reservoirs, and water sensitive urban design (low impact developments [LID] ) are new concepts that enable optimization of resources.  ...  Jeroen Rijke is a professor of Sustainable Flood Defense in River Systems at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem and Nijmegen, The Netherlands.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1087724x16674473 fatcat:2wzshlpf75h6xmiiyxkpbgck5e

Protecting Energy Infrastructure against the Uncertainty of Future Climate Change: A Real Options Approach

Thomas Prime, Karyn Morrissey, Jennifer M Brown, Andrew J Plater
2018 Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics  
This paper presents a flood defense real option analysis methodology that values potential investment decisions made in the building and maintaining of flood defenses around electricity infrastructure  ...  This work is the result of an inter-disciplinary collaboration between hydrodynamic modelling, flood risk assessment and economics.  ...  Exposure to flooding is expected to increase with growing coastal populations and the economic relevance of coastal cities (Nicholls, 2004; Nicholls and de la Vega-Leinert, 2008) .  ... 
doi:10.15351/2373-8456.1075 fatcat:2bhatdmrhvcddn72cymrpi777q

Planning for the Impacts of Sea Level Rise

Robert Nicholls
2011 Oceanography  
Relative sea level rise has a range of potential impacts, including higher extreme sea levels (and flooding), coastal erosion, salinization of surface and ground waters, and degradation of coastal habitats  ...  Coastal cities worldwide will be a major focus for adaptation efforts because of their concentrations of people and assets.  ...  Using an economic model that balanced dryland and wetland loss, forced migration, and incremental defense investment, Tol (2002a,b) estimated that the optimal DiScuSSioN/coNcluSioNS Third  ... 
doi:10.5670/oceanog.2011.34 fatcat:3vzuoy33ezb7bgsikxcq6xcjra

Issues and Challenges in Flood Risk Management—Editorial for the Special Issue on Flood Risk Management

Sebastiaan Jonkman, Richard Dawson
2012 Water  
Flood risk management needs to recognize the interconnections between infrastructures, economic systems and the role of human factors in assessing and managing the risk.  ...  Recent flood-related disasters (Japan, Thailand, US, Australia) emphasize the need for an effective management of flood risks.  ...  One of the most important drivers of this trend is the increase of population and economic values in flood-prone areas in coastal, riverine and delta regions [5] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/w4040785 fatcat:cwc7x2pv6rdprhakqsqs77xxpu

THE VALUE OF FLEXIBILITY IN ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE: A REAL OPTIONS ANALYSIS OF INVESTMENTS IN COASTAL DEFENSE

PETER LINQUITI, NICHOLAS VONORTAS
2012 Climate Change Economics  
Two of the strategies are inflexible, with the coastal defense fully specified in the first year of analysis.  ...  The other two strategies are flexible real options that allow adjustments in the coastal defense over time.  ...  Acknowledgments An earlier version of this paper was presented in May 2011 at a conference on the "Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change in Low-Income Countries", hosted by the World Bank, the UN Development  ... 
doi:10.1142/s201000781250008x fatcat:cbmd62ymefashkqcwxxcalz4qe

Rapid flood risk screening model for compound flood events in Beira, Mozambique

Erik C. van Berchum, Mathijs van Ledden, Jos S. Timmermans, Jan H. Kwakkel, Sebastiaan N. Jonkman
2020 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
Our results demonstrate that expansion of the drainage capacity and strengthening of its coastal protection in the southwest are crucial components of any effective flood risk management strategy for Beira  ...  This limits the efficacy of standard flood simulation models in the crucial conceptual phase of flood risk management.  ...  The sole responsibility of this publication lies with the author. The European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. Financial support.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-20-2633-2020 fatcat:im2watijnfct7fdfjrkbyjyuie

Threshold effects of hazard mitigation in coastal human–environmental systems

E. D. Lazarus
2014 Earth Surface Dynamics  
Results from a simplified numerical model of an agent-managed seawall illustrate the nonlinear effects that economic and physical thresholds can impart into coastal human–environmental system dynamics.  ...  By design, coastal hazard mitigation buffers human activities against the variability of natural phenomena such as storms.  ...  The Big Flood again made recent headlines when the Guardian reported a GBP 1 billion funding gap in UK flood-control infrastructure, including coastal defenses, with the UK Environment Agency calling for  ... 
doi:10.5194/esurf-2-35-2014 fatcat:jd7v32kkjngknmxn4cqpoyd7ja

Threshold effects of hazard mitigation in coastal human–environmental systems

E. D. Lazarus
2013 Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions  
Results from a simplified numerical model of an agent-managed seawall illustrate the nonlinear effects that economic and physical thresholds can impart into coastal human-environmental system dynamics.  ...  By design, coastal hazard mitigation buffers human activities against the variability of natural phenomena such as storms.  ...  The Big Flood again made recent headlines when the Guardian reported a GBP 1 billion funding gap in UK flood-control infrastructure, including coastal defenses, with the UK Environment Agency calling for  ... 
doi:10.5194/esurfd-1-503-2013 fatcat:m46ceu63zjbhjlojisci2ftwvi
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