Work Packages

floodMEMORY comprises 5 integrated work packages 



A continuous simulation approach driven by clustered time series of storm events will be used to simulate system performance and damages. This allows both the flood defence system performance and overall flood risk to vary as a function of previous storm history and provides outputs of community and institutional socio-economic status. The natural, defence asset and community ‘systems’ have memories associated with recovery, and so critical conditions where inter-event times fall within the system recovery time will be identified and strategies for protecting or improving resilience will be informed. The project will use contrasting case studies of coastal and fluvial flood risk with both hard and soft defences.

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