This webinar is part of the IHE Delft Online Seminars for Alumni and Partners cooperated together with TheWaterChannel
Globally, incidents of flooding have been on the rise over the last century. In semi arid regions such as Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the World Bank has predicted an increase in flood vulnerability for the region over the next 20 years. The hydrological characteristics of these areas make them prone to flash floods due to short duration events, small area extent, high flood peaks and rapid flows. Combined with increased urbanisation and exposure these areas are subjected to increased flood risk resulting in loss of life and property. As a consequence there is the need for increased risk knowledge towards the implementation of resilient strategies.
In the webinar, the presenter Adele Young, (a recent graduate of IHE Delft just completed an MSc. in Water Science and Engineering with a specialisation in Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development), presents an introduction to the concepts of flood risk management and an overview of some suitable strategies applicable to coping with flash floods in semi arid regions.
More info: http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinars/550-webinar-managing-flood-risk-in-semi-arid-data-scarce-regions
Produced by: TheWaterChannel