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Module Overview

In this module, you will learn about the mechanisms that can cause flooding, various types of flood events (such as pluvial, fluvial and coastal flooding), common approaches to assess flood hazards including statistical and process-based models, and the flood risk mitigation and adaptation strategies. 

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Learning Outcomes

Introduction: Flood Types and Characteristics

You will gain familiarity with the following concepts:

  • Flood characteristics
  • Flood generating mechanisms and examples of historical events
  • Flood types and climate change impacts 

Flood Hazard Assessment

You will gain familiarity with the following concepts:

  • Flood Frequency Analysis (FFA)
  • Extreme Value Theory (EVT) 
  • Hydrological and Hydraulic modelling

You will gain the following skills and abilities:

  • Identify extreme flows for statistical analysis
  • Conduct flood frequency analysis  

Flood Mitigation

You will gain familiarity with the following concepts:

  • Resilience 
  • Hazard-based and risk-based risk management approaches
  • Risk, risk analysis and risk assessment
  • Flood risk mitigation
  • Climate change adaptation

You will gain the following skills and abilities:

  • Promote resilient communities' characteristics
  • Describe different flood risk management approaches  
  • Distinguish between different flood risk components
  • Identify the best possible flood management practices for a given scenario 
  • Integrate climate change into flood risk management. 

Preview this Module

Please note that this preview is intended for exploration purposes only. If you'd like to use this module in one of your courses, to ensure playback and tracking, you must upload the SCORM package (downloadable below) to your institution's Learning Management System (ex. Blackboard, D2L, Moodle, etc). 

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Flood Risk SCORM File | Link Prof. M. Reza Najafi

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