8. Multiscale Flood Risk Assessment in Urban Areas – A Geoinformatics Approach

  1. Matthias Richter2 and
  2. Ulrike Weiland3
  1. Norman Kerle and
  2. Dinand Alkema

Published Online: 13 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch8

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

How to Cite

Kerle, N. and Alkema, D. (2011) Multiscale Flood Risk Assessment in Urban Areas – A Geoinformatics Approach, in Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework (eds M. Richter and U. Weiland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Germany

  2. 3

    Institute for Geography, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Author Information

  1. Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Department of Earth Systems Analysis, Enschede, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333398

Online ISBN: 9781444345025

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Keywords:

  • flooding and climate adaptation;
  • multiscale flood risk assessment, geoinformatics approach;
  • global population and urbanization growth rates;
  • flood risk and urban ecology;
  • urban ecology and disaster theory;
  • flood modeling with disaster management;
  • quasistatic hazard data;
  • digital elevation models (DEMs);
  • Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM);
  • disaster risk and urban ecology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Flood risk in the context of urban ecology

  • Comprehensive flood risk assessment – Naga City, the Philippines

  • The role of remote sensing in flood risk assessment and management

  • Disaster risk in the context of urban ecology – an outlook

  • References