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The importance of including compound events in the implementation of the Floods Directive

The phenomenon known as compound flooding, caused by the coincident occurrence of multiple flood drivers such as high precipitation events, storm surges or high runoff rates, has caused some of the most destructive flooding in Europe. To date, however, the compounding nature of multiple drivers has not been given sufficient consideration in current flood hazard and risk scenarios developed, for example, in the context of the Floods Directive. This may lead to a biased assessment of flood risk, both for current and future climate conditions.
Author: van den Hurk, Bart; Wijngaard, Janet
Language: English
Pubished By: Imprex
Pubished date: 2019

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