Digital technologies in support of flood resilience: A case study for Nepal

Liu W, McCallum I, See L, Dugar S, & Laso-Bayas JC (2016). Digital technologies in support of flood resilience: A case study for Nepal. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.

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Abstract

This paper presents ongoing efforts to support flood resilience in the Karnali basin in Nepal through the provision of different forms of digital technology. Flood Risk Geo-Wiki is an online visualization and crowdsourcing tool, which has been adapted to display flood risk maps at the global scale as well as information of relevance to planners and the community at the local level. Community-based flood risk maps, which have traditionally been drawn on paper, are being digitized and integrated with OpenStreetMap to provide better access to this collective knowledge base. Mobile phones, using the GeoODK (Geographical Open Data Kit) questionnaire builder, are being deployed to collect georeferenced information on flood risks and vulnerability, which can be used to validate flood models and design action plans and strategies for coping with future flood events. These types of digital technologies are simple to implement yet together can help support flood prone communities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: HS3.1: Hydroinformatics: computational intelligence, uncertainty, systems analysis, optimisation, data science, and data-driven modelling of social-hydrologic systems. Poster Session 17:30-19:00 / Hall A
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 10:52
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 08:44
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12601

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