Flood Risk Assessments: Applications and Uncertainties

Andrés Díez-Herrero, Julio Garrote
2020 Water  
The present Special Issue brought together recent research findings in Flood Risk Assessments (FRA) and contains contributions on advanced techniques and real cases where FRA have been carried out. The 16 research contributions highlight various processes and related topics where FRA have been applied and the main benefits and improved knowledge derived from them, as well as their replicability in other study sites. The published papers can be classified into three major categories. (a) First,
more » ... here are those papers focused on improving the methods and results of FRA over different scenarios of both flooding types (river flooding or flash flooding) and flooding areas (urban, non-urban, small mountain communities). (b) Second, there are studies that investigate the application of FRA to diverse topics such as "land urban planning" or "vulnerable infrastructure management (dams, power plants)". (c) Finally, there is a third group of papers which are focused on the assessment of the sources of uncertainties in FRA, with the aim of improving the results and making it more consistent with the real world.
doi:10.3390/w12082096 fatcat:vwjix4tfd5e2hab5jxl3h5okhy