Towards a Sustainable System: application of temporal analysis on flood risk management

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Title Towards a Sustainable System: application of temporal analysis on flood risk management
Author Alsaqqaf, Zayed; Zhang, Hong
Book Title Sustainable Development and Planning V
Editor C.A. Brebbia and E. Beriatos
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher WIT Press
Abstract The escalating frequencies and changing patterns of climate change impacts, such as precipitation rates and sea levels, question the reliability of the existing engineering infrastructure, in terms of design and planning criteria for which designers and decision makers need to or account for. The objective of this paper is to assess the performance of an existing engineering infrastructure by measuring three variables: Vulnerability (β), Reliability (α), Resiliency (γ). These variables will be implemented temporally to a floodplain catchment, where performance and engineering sustainability can be depicted. The depiction will define the system’s behaviour upon a natural event such as precipitation or sea-level rise. Nevertheless, Flood Risk Index (FRI), which depends on (β, α and γ), will be applied as an overall index to demonstrate the trend context as well as give implications of the sensitivity significance of β, α and γ. The main outcome of this paper is to depict the relative sustainability or as known as the performance assessment indicators temporally; and to examine the correlation between the indicators on a real-flow data. These procedures shall ultimately provide implications on the implementation of the indicators to achieve a relatively sustainable system.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.witpress.com/home.html
Chapter Number 6
Page from 59
Page to 68
ISBN 9781845645441
Date Accessioned 2011-09-29; 2012-02-28T04:27:01Z
Date Available 2012-02-28T04:27:01Z
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Water Resources Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/43080
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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