Reliable estimates of expected extreme flood events are required for design and operation of vital infrastructure such as flood defences, bridges and culverts, and also for more general flood risk management and planning, e.g. emergency planning, flood risk mapping, and for defining flood insurance premiums.
In practice, this information is obtained through the use of flood frequency...
Most of the methods routinely used for flood frequency estimation are designed to:
The physical mechanisms responsible for flood generation vary through-out Europe, but do not align with national and administrative borders currently determining the choice of method for flood frequency estimation.
In addition, a myriad of methods for flood frequency estimation are available, and often individual institutions and scientists have developed their own particular tools.
European scale flood research projects funded under the EU Framework programme include projects on hydraulic aspects of river basin modelling (RIBAMOD, IMPACT and FLOODSite), mitigation and vulnerability assessments (RIVERLIFE, MITCH), large scale impacts of climate change (MICE), and flood frequency analysis using historical and paleoflood information (SPHERE).
Please find below information about the Program of the meeting, location of the meeting (Warsaw University of Life Sciences), and important information (i.e. accommodation, transportation, etc).
Working Group 3: Presentations of the WG3 Meeting in Oslo, 19-20 March 2013
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