Climate variability and flood-risk management

Jery R. Stedinger, Ciprian M. Crainiceanu

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Evidence accumulates that climate has changed, is changing, and will continue to do so [NRC 1998]. As our understanding of these processes improves, how should water resources planning and flood-risk management evolve? Using the upper Mississippi River Basin as an example, this paper investigates how flood risk estimation and risk forecasting might be done in a world with variable flood risk. Four alternative forecasting approaches are developed using reasonable models for climate variability, and the resulting estimates of average flood risk and the equivalent economic risk are compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRisk-Based Decisionmaking in Water Resources IX
EditorsY.Y. Haimes, D.A. Moser, E.Z. Stakhiv, Y.Y. Haimes, D.A. Moser, E.Z. Stakhiv
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Ninth Conference on: Risk-Based Decisionmaking in Water Resources IX - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 15 2000Oct 20 2000

Publication series

NameRisk-Based Decisionmaking in Water Resources IX


OtherProceedings of the Ninth Conference on: Risk-Based Decisionmaking in Water Resources IX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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