Estimating the combined effect of flood mitigation measures

F. Huthoff, J. Udo, H. Barneveld, M. Bakker, N. Asselman

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To obtain a reliable estimate of the effect of combinations of flood-mitigation measures we propose a new method that takes into account the interference between separate measures. We applied this proposed Corrected-Discharge Method (CDM) to a case in which maximum errors in estimated water levels of the River Meuse were reduced by 81% as compared to the outcomes from the original method that uses straightforward addition of effects. The new method still allows quick evaluation of combinations of measures and can therefore be used in the planning and early design phases of complex flood mitigation programs. The CDM also has potential for real-time application during a flood threat when the question arises of how to optimally deploy retention areas. & Copy 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRiver Flow 2014
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, Lausanne, Switzerland, 3-5 September 2014
EditorsAnton J. Schleiss
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781498704427
ISBN (Print)9781138026742
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventRiver Flow 2014: 7th International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics - Londen, Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 3 Sept 20145 Sept 2014
Conference number: 7


ConferenceRiver Flow 2014
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