Hydrological impacts of climate change on flood probability in small urban catchments and possibilities of flood risk mitigation


General Information:

Author: Hellmers, S.

Year of publication: 2010

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Software

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Scientists/researchers

Institutional scale of use: Local/community

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Local decision makers

Output: Report

Details: Graphs


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Europe

Potential geographic coverage: Small urban catchments (SUCAs)

Sectors covered: Water sector

Method used: Quantitative model

Description of methodology: Calculation of hydrological impacts by climate change on flood probability and assessment of effectiveness of SUDS as possibilities of flood risk mitigation

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Details: AR4 is described but not included

Risk components incorporated: Risk

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Flood

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Hydrological data and climate data

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: No

Adressing uncertainty: Partly

Details: Uncertainties are described in detail

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: None

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): No


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Details: Comparison of different adaptation scenarios

Usefulness for political purposes: Decision making support for flood prevention and urban development

Applied by whom: Institute of River and Coastal Engineering, University of Technology Hamburg – Harburg

Open access: Yes