New protocol to inform decision making in flood mitigation

Inspired by the recent elevation in both frequency and public perception of extreme-weather events, a team of researchers in the School of Mathematics, in collaboration with engineers at Grenoble, has developed an accessible and educational protocol targeted at effectiveness analysis and quantified decision making in the context of flood mitigation. The protocol is based upon the concept of flood-excess volume, is directed at facilitating evaluation of cost scenarios, and has been exemplified in a recently published paper [hyperlink] on the 2015 dramatic flooding of the River Calder (see figure) in Mytholmroyd (Yorkshire, UK) and the River Brague in Biot (Alpes-Maritimes, France).