Disaster risk management: urban flooding and heatstress

Floris Boogaard, Mark Verlaat, Leon van der Meulen, Govert Schoof, Jeroen Kluck

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Natural disasters are a growing concern around the globe. In the Netherlands, water has always played an important role as both friend and enemy. To quickly analyze and visualise possible disaster outcomes has been really difficult. In collaboration with engineering company Tauw we improved this modelling
with an interdisciplinary team of GIS experts, High performance computing and real time visualisation. In a pilot for the city center of Groningen we developed a 3D version of flooding landscape maps (RUG, 2014) after modelling extreme rainfall. With a flooding landscape map you can see at a glance where water is
going and where problem areas arise in case of extreme rainfall. Any municipality or county can thus quickly determine which measures are to be taken to prevent for example disruption to traffic or flooding damage to
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeomatics Workbooks n° 12
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventFOSS4G Europe Como 2015 - Politecnico di Milano , Como, Italy
Duration: 15 Jul 201517 Jul 2015


ConferenceFOSS4G Europe Como 2015


  • resilience
  • flooding
  • disasters
  • risk management
  • 3d


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