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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.060

METHOD FOR THE ESTIMATION OF LOSS OF LIFE DUE TO FLOODS AND SOCIAL RISK

M. Zelenakova, L. Ganova, P. Purcz
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 445-452 pp

ABSTRACT
Obviously, loss of life is only one of the vast numbers of consequences that together
make up the personal and social impact of a large-scale flood. In an international
context, various methods have been developed for the estimation of loss of life for
different types of floods: coastal flooding, river flooding, but also tsunami including
dam breaks floods and coastal storm surges. In this paper we solve of loss of life of river flooding. A comprehensive analysis of historical flood cases (1997-2012) and the factors determining loss of life have been undertaken. We developed a model for loss of life estimation for river floods. By combination of the loss of life estimates with available information regarding the probability of occurrence of flood scenarios, the societal risk is estimated. These results can be used as input for the decision-making regarding flood protection levels and strategies.

Keywords: flood, loss of life, social risk, factors