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Flood Damage Survey and Assessment

New Insights from Research and Practice

Molinari, Daniela / Menoni, Scira / Ballio, Francesco (Editor)

Geophysical Monograph Series (Series Nr. 228)


1. Edition August 2017
288 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-21792-3
John Wiley & Sons

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Several scholars across the globe identified the present lack of high quality damage data as the main constraint to efficient risk mitigation. The need for a systematic collection of damage data in the aftermath of flood events come into light, thus the aim being the creation of complete and reliable databases. Flood damage data collected in the aftermath of a disastrous event can support a variety of actions, which include: (i) the identification of priorities for intervention during emergencies, (ii) the creation of complete event scenarios on the basis of which understanding the fragilities of the flooded areas and tailoring risk mitigation strategies, (iii) the definition of victims compensation schemes, and (iv) the validation/definition of damage models to feed cost-benefit analysis of structural and non-structural mitigation actions (including insurance schemes).

Volume highlights include:
* A good compilation of real world case studies elaborating on the survey experiences and best practices associated with flood damage data collection, storage and analysis, that can help strategize flood risk mitigation in an efficient manner
* Valuable contributions covering different flooding phenomena such as riverine and mountain floods, different spatial level of analysis from local to global scales, and different stakeholders perspectives, e.g. public decision makers, researchers, private companies
* Contributions from leading experts in the field, researchers and practitioners, including civil protection actors working at different spatial and administrative level, insurers and professionals working in the field of natural hazards mitigation

Flood Damage Survey and Assessment: New Insights from Research and Practice will be a valuable resource to all earth scientists, hydrologists, meteorologists, geologists, geographers, civil engineers, insurers and policy decision makers.

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Contributors vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Part I: Introduction

1 Overview of the United Nations Global Loss Data Collection Initiative
Julio Serje 3

2 Technical Recommendations for Standardizing Loss Data
Daniele Ehrlich, Christina Corbane, and Tom De Groeve 17

Part II: Data Storage

3 Overview of Loss Data Storage at Global Scale
Roberto Rudari, Marco Massabo, and Tatiana Bedrina 33

4 Direct and Insured Flood Damage in the United States
Melanie Gall 53

5 HOWAS21, the German Flood Damage Database
Heidi Kreibich, Annegret Thieken, Soren-Nils Haubrock, and Kai Schroter 65

Part III: Data Collection

6 Best Practice of Data Collection at the Local Scale: The RISPOSTA Procedure
Nicola Berni, Daniela Molinari, Francesco Ballio, Guido Minucci, and Carolina Arias Munoz 79

7 Data Collection for a Better Understanding of What Causes Flood Damage-Experiences with Telephone Surveys
Annegret Thieken, Heidi Kreibich, Meike Muller, and Jessica Lamond 95

8 Utilizing Post?]Disaster Surveys to Understand the Social Context of Floods-Experiences from Northern Australia
David King and Yetta Gurtner 107

9 Understanding Crowdsourcing and Volunteer Engagement: Case Studies for Hurricanes, Data Processing, and Floods
Shadrock Roberts and Tiernan Doyle 121

Part IV: Data Analysis

10 After the Flood Is Before the Next Flood: The Post?]Event Review Capability Methodology Developed by Zurich's Flood Resilience Alliance
Michael Szoenyi, Kanmani Venkateswaran, Adriana Keating, and Karen MacClune 137

11 Defining Complete Post?]Flood Scenarios to Support Risk Mitigation Strategies
Scira Menoni, Funda Atun, Daniela Molinari, Guido Minucci, and Nicola Berni 151

12 Rebuild and Improve Queensland: Continuous Improvement After the 2010-2011 Floods in Australia
Brendan Moon 173

13 Forensic Disaster Analysis of Flood Damage at Commercial and Industrial Firms
Martin Dolan, Nicholas Walliman, Shahrzad Amouzad, and Ray Ogden 195

Part V: Information and Communication Technology Tools

14 Response to Flood Events: The Role of Satellite?]based Emergency Mapping and the Experience of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service
Andrea Ajmar, Piero Boccardo, Marco Broglia, Jan Kucera, Fabio Giulio?]Tonolo, and Annett Wania 213

15 Data Collection and Analysis at Local Scale: The Experience within the Poli?]RISPOSTA Project
Carolina Arias Munoz, Mirjana Mazuran, Guido Minucci, Danilo Ardagna, and Maria Brovelli 229

Daniela Molinari, Scira Menoni, and Francesco Ballio 247

Index 257
Daniela Molinari, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Scira Menoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Francesco Ballio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy