Floods in urban environments often result in loss of life and property destruction, with many adverse socioeconomic effects. However, the application of most flood prediction models remains challenging due to data scarcity and climate change. Additionally, the impact of climate change is increasingly significant for the design of urban water infrastructures like stormwater, sewage, and drinking water systems, but massive data-availability problems make modelling and forecasting challenging.
Growing evidence indicates that the water sector will not only be affected by climate change, but it will reflect and deliver many of its impacts through floods, droughts, or extreme rainfall events. Water resources will change in both quantity and quality, and the infrastructure of stormwater and wastewater facilities may face a greater risk of damage caused by storms, floods, and droughts. The effect of climate change will put more difficulties on operations to disrupted services and increase water and wastewater services.
Dr Firas Aljanabi, of Technische Universität Dresden, will discuss these issues in the online 21 June Nexus Seminar, “Urban Flood Management in a Data-Scarce Environment Affected by Climate Change”. For more information, or to register your attendance, see the Nexus Seminar announcement on the UNU-FLORES website.
The Nexus Seminar Series is a joint presentation by UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden. These monthly seminars feature lectures by senior scholars that highlight all dimensions of research on the Nexus Approach, ranging from hands-on implementation strategies to theoretical debates.