Mitteilungen des Lehrstuhls und Instituts für Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft RWTH Aachen
Floods: a permanent challenge! - 42nd International Symposium on Hydraulic Engineering
12-13 January 2012
[en] Floods ; Flood risk ; Climat change
[en] The Meuse river basin is shared by five countries. Climate change in the future decades could either lead to a dryer or a wetter situation. In order to build an adaptation strategy that would cope with both scenarios and that is agreed at the international level, water experts have set-up the AMICE project. Quantifying the flood damages is an important part of this project. It required much negotiation at every intermediary step, from the definition of climate scenarios, to the hydraulic modeling and the agreement on damage functions.