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Flood Damage Survey and Assessment. New Insights from Research and Practice. Geophysical Monograph Series

  • ID: 4302718
  • Book
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Floods can have a devastating impact on life, property, and economic resources. However, the systematic collection of damage data in the aftermath of flood events can contribute to future risk mitigation. Such data can support a variety of actions including the identification of priorities for intervention during emergencies, the creation of complete event scenarios to tailor risk mitigation strategies, the definition of victim compensation schemes, and the validation of damage models to feed cost–benefit analysis of mitigation actions.

Volume highlights include:

  • Compilation of real world case studies elaborating on the survey experiences and best practices associated with flood damage data collection, storage and analysis, that can help strategize flood risk mitigation in an efficient manner
  • Coverage of different flooding phenomena such as riverine and mountain floods, spatial analysis from local to global scales, and stakeholder perspectives, e.g. public decision makers, researchers, private companies
  • Contributions from leading experts in the field, researchers and practitioners, including civil protection actors working at different spatial and administrative level, insurers, and professionals working in the field of natural hazard risks mitigation

Flood Damage Survey and Assessment: New Insights from Research and Practice will be a valuable resource for earth scientists, hydrologists, meteorologists, geologists, geographers, civil engineers, insurers, policy makers, and planners.

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Contributors vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Part I: Introduction

1 Overview of the United Nations Global Loss Data Collection InitiativeJulio Serje 3

2 Technical Recommendations for Standardizing Loss DataDaniele Ehrlich, Christina Corbane, and Tom De Groeve 17

Part II: Data Storage

3 Overview of Loss Data Storage at Global ScaleRoberto Rudari, Marco Massabo, and Tatiana Bedrina 33

4 Direct and Insured Flood Damage in the United StatesMelanie Gall 53

5 HOWAS21, the German Flood Damage DatabaseHeidi Kreibich, Annegret Thieken, Soren–Nils Haubrock, and Kai Schroter 65

Part III: Data Collection

6 Best Practice of Data Collection at the Local Scale: The RISPOSTA ProcedureNicola Berni, Daniela Molinari, Francesco Ballio, Guido Minucci, and Carolina Arias Munoz 79

7 Data Collection for a Better Understanding of What Causes Flood Damage Experiences with Telephone SurveysAnnegret Thieken, Heidi Kreibich, Meike Muller, and Jessica Lamond 95

8 Utilizing Post ]Disaster Surveys to Understand the Social Context of Floods Experiences from Northern AustraliaDavid King and Yetta Gurtner 107

9 Understanding Crowdsourcing and Volunteer Engagement: Case Studies for Hurricanes, Data Processing, and FloodsShadrock Roberts and Tiernan Doyle 121

Part IV: Data Analysis

10 After the Flood Is Before the Next Flood: The Post ]Event Review Capability Methodology Developed by Zurich s Flood Resilience AllianceMichael Szoenyi, Kanmani Venkateswaran, Adriana Keating, and Karen MacClune 137

11 Defining Complete Post ]Flood Scenarios to Support Risk Mitigation StrategiesScira Menoni, Funda Atun, Daniela Molinari, Guido Minucci, and Nicola Berni 151

12 Rebuild and Improve Queensland: Continuous Improvement After the 2010 2011 Floods in AustraliaBrendan Moon 173

13 Forensic Disaster Analysis of Flood Damage at Commercial and Industrial FirmsMartin Dolan, Nicholas Walliman, Shahrzad Amouzad, and Ray Ogden 195

Part V: Information and Communication Technology Tools

14 Response to Flood Events: The Role of Satellite ]based Emergency Mapping and the Experience of the Copernicus Emergency Management ServiceAndrea Ajmar, Piero Boccardo, Marco Broglia, Jan Kucera, Fabio Giulio ]Tonolo, and Annett Wania 213

15 Data Collection and Analysis at Local Scale: The Experience within the Poli ]RISPOSTA ProjectCarolina Arias Munoz, Mirjana Mazuran, Guido Minucci, Danilo Ardagna, and Maria Brovelli 229

Daniela Molinari, Scira Menoni, and Francesco Ballio 247

Index 257

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Daniela Molinari
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