Flood Management


IWRM W4180 Flood Management
Exam Code 4180
Credit Points 5 ECTS
Term Winter
Module Coordination Prof. Jackson Roehrig
Lecturers Prof. Jackson Roehrig
Workload (h) 45 Attendance 105 Self-Study
Prerequisites This module requires basic knowledge of hydrology, GIS, and statistics. Material for self-learning will be provided.Hydrology:

  • Hydrological processes and their interrelationships
  • Hydrometry
  • Time series analysis

GIS requirements using ArcGIS:

  • create, open, and save projects
  • create, edit, analyze and present features
  • perform basic raster analysis

Statistics requirements:

  • Probability and distributions
  • Descriptive statistics
Intended Learning Outcome
Content Flood Management System

  • Definition and types, causes and impacts of floods
  • Flood management policies, programs and projects
  • Institutional and legal aspects of flood management
  • Structure of a flood management system

Flood Detection Systems

  • Hydro-meteorological ground detection systems
  • Hydro-meteorological remote sensing
  • Telemetry
  • Data storage and analysis

Flood and flood warning thresholds

  • Precipitation thresholds
  • Water level thresholds
  • Threshold performance analysis

Flood forecasting

  • Hydrological-hydraulic flood forecasting models
  • Statistical flood forecasting models
  • Post-processing of forecasting model results, model ensemble

Flood warning dissemination

  • Warning dissemination types
  • Warning dissemination infrastructure
  • Warning dissemination messages
  • Warning messages
  • Institutional arrangement for warning dissemination

Flood risk analysis

  • Floods hazards assessment
  • Flood vulnerability analysis
  • Flood risk maps

Flood mitigation and adaptation strategies

  • Emergency response
  • Nonstructural measures
  • Structural measures
  • People-centered flood mitigation and adaptation strategies
  • Natural mitigation strategies (eco-DRR)
Teaching Method Lectures, Computer exercises
Assesment Method Written examination (50%), Report and Presentation (50%)
Recommended Reading Kevin Sene (2008): Flood Warning, Forecasting and Emergency Response. 2008 Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
Version 30.01.2014

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