SPATIAL MODELLING OF TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE LOSSES IN AN INTEGRATED RISK ANALYSIS

Andreas Burzel, Dilani R. Dassanayake, Hocine Oumeraci

Abstract


The expected climate change and the associated possible increase of the frequency and magnitude of extreme storm surges may lead to larger storm surge hazards than have been observed in the past. Therefore, the German XtremRisK project aims to improve the understanding of the impact of extreme storm surges under current and future climate conditions by conducting an integrated flood risk analysis for two selected pilot sites in Germany which may be representative for an open coast (Sylt Island) and a megacity in an estuarine area (Hamburg). The research has also been focused on developing and improving the knowledge, methods and models for the assessment of intangible losses (social and environmental), their spatial modelling as well as their integration with direct and indirect economic losses. After a brief introduction into the integrated flood risk analysis being implemented, the paper describes the methodologies and discusses the results with a focus on the modelling of tangible and intangible losses in the pilot site Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg.

Keywords


extreme events; integrated flood risk analysis; intangible losses; spatial risk modelling

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