Webinar Aqueduct Floods: the future of flooding; exploring risks and opportunities

Over the past years, Deltares has worked with the World Resources Institute and other Dutch research institutes (UU, PBL, VU-IVM) on a web tool called “Aqueduct Floods”, a new version of the Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer. In a webinar, presented on April 23, flood experts will introduce this tool.

Flooding is among the most serious and dangerous of all global risks, causing loss of life and damage to property, livelihoods and economies. Despite these dangers, flood risks are often underestimated and poorly managed due to lack of transparent, accurate data on current levels of flood protection, both in developing and developed countries.

About the webinar

In this webinar, flood experts will introduce the tool Aqueduct Floods that help fill in this critical information gap. It can be used by a wide audience to assess riverine and coastal flood risk, understand how these risks will change in the future and explore the opportunity for solutions that can mitigate future flood risk.

Models used for Aqueduct Floods

Aqueduct Floods is a completely new web environment in which you can analyze flood risks from province to basin scale anywhere in the world. We rely heavily on global scale model results from the University of Utrecht and the Global Tide and Surge Model that Deltares expert Martin Verlaan has worked on in the past years. In Aqueduct Floods we have used these models with global terrain data and long records of climate forcings to produce present day and future flood hazard maps amongst others.

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