816325 Flood forecasting and flood protection


Type
Seminar
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Organisation
Institute of Hydrology and Watermanagement (HyWa)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2018
Languages of instruction
Englisch

Content

Introduction to the models types:-statistical models, flood propagation model, rainfall runoff models, use of snowmelt models, use of meteorological forecasts-Application of a simple forecast model (conceptual rainfall runoff model). Assessment of potential forecast options (lead time, availability of met. forecasts). Optional (group tasks):

- Assessment of flood prevention measures

- Assessment of loss function

- Assessment of benefit cost estimation of measures

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Provision of an overview of the existing concepts in flood forecasting.(statistical models, flood propagation model, rainfall runoff models, use of snowmelt models, use of meteorological forecasts). Flood protection measures (active / passive)Development of protection master plans. Hand on computers to apply simple forecast models and evaluate the reliablity.

Knowledge of hydrological basics is recommended

After their attendance the students should be able to evaluate the benefit and possibilities of flood forecasting systems. He/she should know about the reliability and probability of model results and their interpretation. In group courses, they will develop a flood warning system. By presenting their results, students gain skills in presentation and discussion techniques.
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