Urbanizing Delta of the World

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Development of new understandings on the integration of physical, environmental, and social systems in delta areas will lead to the development and application of techniques better equipped to account for dynamic nature of risk and reflexivity between hydrological and social drivers. Research on flood risk management in Bangladesh and the Netherlands will examine the interactions between dynamic hydrological and social processes and use this knowledge to improve scenario development for flood risk assessment and land-use planning processes for urban resilience and water security. New empirical data will be collected and analysed to identify how, when, where, why these processes interact to influence frequency and severity of flood events. The hydrological and social science analysis will be integrated to develop a new methodology for flood risk assessment, and knowledge on the coupled social/hydrological drivers of change for flood risk.
Effective start/end date1/01/141/01/18