Coastal Storm surge flooding impact under different climate scenarios in Pearl River Delta

Li Li

Wednesday 1 july 2015

8:30 - 8:45h at South America (level 0)

Themes: (T) Flood risk management and adaptation, (ST) Flood risk assessment

Parallel session: 8J. Floodrisk - Assessment

The Pearl River Delta is highly vulnerable due to the low altitude and frequent typhoon attack. Thus flooding poses a severe risk of loss of human life and infrastructural values in this area. This study is aiming to estimate the inundation area and quantities the economic loss. D-Flow flexible mesh model is employed and will be calibrated using in-site measured discharge, water level. The inundation area will be validated against satellite image. Various typhoon scenarios with different characteristics will be examined. Results of this research will help to relief the flooding loss, also the results would be useful for land use planning and sustainable development in the coastal and delta area.

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