The many uncertainties in flood loss assessments

Chatterton, John, Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. ORCID logoORCID: and Priest, Sally J. ORCID logoORCID: (2014) The many uncertainties in flood loss assessments. In: Applied uncertainty analysis for flood risk management. Beven, Keith and Hall, Jim, eds. Imperial College Press, London, pp. 335-356. ISBN 9787848162709. [Book Section]


It is often assumed in the assessment of flood risk - gauged as probability times consequences - that all the main uncertainties lie in the hydrological and hydraulic fields, and that the human domain is inherently more predictable. This assumption arises more from ignorance than from a careful analysis of the evidence. The reality is that the human dimension in floods and flood risk assessment is also full of uncertainty, and this is the issue that is addressed in this chapter.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 13970
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Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 10:25
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