Multiobjective Optimisation for Improved Management of Flood Risk

Multiobjective Optimisation for Improved Management of Flood Risk.
Woodward, M.and Gouldby, B.P. and Kapelan, Z. and Hames, D.
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management . (2013)

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Abstract:Effective flood risk management requires consideration of a range of different mitigation measures. Depending on the location, these could include structural or non-structural measures as well as maintenance regimes for existing levee systems. Risk analysis models are used to quantify the benefits, in terms of risk reduction, when introducing different measures; further investigation is required to identify the most appropriate solution to implement. Effective flood risk management decision making requires consideration of a range of performance criteria. Determining the better performing strategies, according to multiple criteria can be a challenge. This paper describes the development of a decision support system that couples a multi-objective optimisation algorithm with a flood risk analysis model and an automated cost model. The system has the ability to generate potential mitigation measures that are implemented at different points in time. It then optimises the performance of the mitigation measures against multiple criteria. The decision support system is applied to an area of the Thames Estuary and the results obtained demonstrate the benefits multiobjective optimisation can bring to flood risk management.
Item Type:Article
Subjects:Floods > General
ID Code:655
Deposited On:28 Aug 2013 14:12
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