The integration of storm water flooding and thermal stress potential in Tainan (Taiwan) and Groningen (Netherlands)

Floris Boogaard, Yu-Cheng Chen, Jeroen Kluck, Shing-Ru Yang, Leon van der Meulen, Tzu-Ping Lin

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Abstract

Stormwater flooding and thermal stresses of citizens are two important phenomena for most of the dense urban area. Due to the climate change, these two phenomena will occur more frequently and cause serious problems. Therefore, the sectors for public health and disaster management should be able to assess the vulnerability to stormwater flooding and thermal stress. To achieve this goal, two cities in different climate regions and with different urban context have been selected as the pilot areas, i.eY., Tainan, Taiwan and Groningen, Netherlands. Stormwater flooding and thermal stress maps will be produced for both cities for further comparison. The flooding map indicates vulnerable low lying areas, where the thermal stress map indicates high Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) values (thermal comfort) in open areas without shading. The combined map indicates the problem areas of flooding and thermal stress and can be used by urban planners and other stakeholders to improve the living environment.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event9th international conference Novatech 2016: planning & technologies for sustainable urban water management - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA), Lyon, France
Duration: 28 Jun 20161 Jul 2016
Conference number: 9th
http://www.novatech.graie.org/a_progr.php

Conference

Conference9th international conference Novatech 2016
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period28/06/161/07/16
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Keywords

  • storm water flooding
  • thermal stress
  • potential map
  • vulnerability

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    Boogaard, F., Chen, Y-C., Kluck, J., Yang, S-R., van der Meulen, L., & Lin, T-P. (2016). The integration of storm water flooding and thermal stress potential in Tainan (Taiwan) and Groningen (Netherlands). Paper presented at 9th international conference Novatech 2016, Lyon, France.