Accession Number : ADA325950

Title :   Risk-Based Evaluation of Flood Warning and Preparedness Systems. Volume 1 - Overview.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Haimes, Yacov Y. ; Li, Duan ; Tulsiani, Vijay ; Lambert, James H. ; Krzysztofowicz, Roman

PDF Url : ADA325950

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : This report describes the nontechnical aspects of four methodologies to aid in the design and evaluation of flood warning and preparedness systems. The methodologies include: (1) integration of structural measures and flood warning and preparedness, (2) multiobjective decision tree analysis; (3) performance characteristics, and (4) selection of an optimal flood warning threshold. Each methodology is intended to demonstrate how flood warning and preparedness systems need to be evaluated as part of an integrative, holistic process as part overall system with structural measures. These methodologies must build on an understanding of the contribution of each type of measure to the objectives of minimizing cost and risk and maximizing performance. Consideration of the risk of extreme events is an essential element in the evaluation of design tradeoffs.

Descriptors :   *RISK, *FLOODS, *WARNING SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, METHODOLOGY, OPTIMIZATION, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, THRESHOLD EFFECTS, COSTS, INTEGRATION, DECISION THEORY, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, FLOOD CONTROL.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE