Assessing the effects of flood resilience technologies
Golz, S., Schinke, R., Naumann, T., Garvin, S., & White, I. (2013). Assessing the effects of flood resilience technologies. Presented at the International Conference on Flood Resilience, Conference held at Exeter, United Kingdom.
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The impacts of floods on housing in urban areas are increasing due to both the intensification of extreme weather events and the development of settlements together with the rising vulnerability of assets in areas at risk. Therefore, the improvement of buildings’ resilience properties to better cope with flooding is becoming a key issue in European research in recent years. The implementation of flood resilience technologies (FRe T) on a building scale provides a previously untapped potential to reduce flood damage because of insufficient transparency of their effects. To overcome this obstacle the paper covers an extended methodological framework for the analysis of the potential of FRe T. This framework is based a synthetic approach on flood damage simulation that supports the assessment of singular FRe T or the combination of serval FRe T options and permits the derivation of optimised FRe T alternatives. The approach his been tested, amongst other selected European study sites, in Heywood/Greater Manchester(United Kingdom) to analyse its functionality considering various flood types as well as different national and local contexts.