Estimating the direct and indirect impacts of urban flooding

This one-day course aims to provide the skills and knowledge for estimating the economic impacts of urban flooding. You will learn about concepts and tools to analyse damage costs from flood maps, and will also be introduced to DHI’s Climate Adaptation Decision Support System (CADSS) which can help you in flood damage calculation.

CADSS is a decision-support tool used in the development of flood adaptation options for flood management. It lets you understand the economic impacts of flood hazards in urban areas, with customisable modules for calculating costs related to direct and indirect flood damages. The stand-alone CADSS works seamlessly with other MIKE software and can also handle flood maps in other generic raster formats.

Flood damage estimation and the use of CADSS covers a wide range of application areas such as urban flood analysis, climate change impact assessment and flood management. Estimating costs related to urban flooding is important in performing economic analyses, which helps determine when adaptation options should be implemented during urban flood management.

Course topics

  •  Introduction to urban flood damage modelling
  •  Flood damage estimation techniques
  •  About the CADSS
  •  Understanding data requirements for the CADSS
  •  Running the CADSS
  •  Understanding and presenting calculation results
  •  Hands-on exercises

Target group and prerequisites

Professionals who work with adaptation to climate change, flood risk assessment and software tools for flood management in sewerage authorities, municipalities and regional organisations. Priority is given to participants with computer modelling experience. Knowledge of ArcGIS, MIKE FLOOD and MIKE URBAN is preferred but not a requirement.