Urban Flood Management and Disaster Risk Mitigation

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office - IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE)

Mon, Apr 21 - Fri, May 9 2014

This is a short course which gives an introduction in theory and practice of flood risk estimation and modeling of floods in urban areas. Participants will be familiar with planning, design, operation and maintenance of urban drainage systems. Pre-requisites are a basic knowledge of hydraulics and hydrology.

Main Topics will include:

  • Urban Development Planning and Asset Management
  • Urban Hydrology and Climate Change
  • System Performance Assessment
  • Flood Risks and Types - Fluvial, Coastal, Pluvial and flash floods
  • Flood Inundation Modelling
  • Supporting Technologies
  • Flood Risk Estimation and Management
  • Modeling Uncertainty
  • Theory and Practice of Disaster Management