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Title: A flood risk assessment model based on a multi-hazard aproach for semiarid islands and coastal touristic regions
Authors: Máyer Suárez, Pablo Lucas 
Díaz Pacheco, Jaime Salvador 
Fernández Cabrera,Elisabet María 
López Díez,Abel 
Hernández Calvento, Luis Francisco 
Yanes, A.
Perez-Chacon Espino, María Emma 
Dorta-Antequera, P.
Macías, F.
Socorro, M.A
Fernández-Moniz, P.
UNESCO Clasification: 2502 Climatología
250607 Geomorfología
Keywords: Flash flood risk
Multi-hazard risk assessment
Climate change
Coastal touristic regions
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha 
Conference: SRA-E-Iberian Chapter (SRA-E-I) Conference 
Abstract: In arid and semi-arid climates, such as those of the Mediterranean, islands and coastal areas that are highly oriented towards tourism can be affected by a series of natural hazards, notably those of a hydro-meteorological nature. In these areas, in which long periods of drought can be interrupted by moments of intense, highly concentrated rain, irregular rainfall increases the level of vulnerability as regards the context of risk. Furthermore, several climate change scenarios suggest a permanent rise in sea levels or changes in the frequency and intensity of rainfall. This paper puts forward the possibility of improving disaster risk management and the resilience of these regions. This is done by developing a methodology with a suitable level of detail, which is able to combine several sub-models within a comprehensive risk assessment model. The objective of the first sub-model is to identify the normal pattern of marine storms and the conditions surrounding them in order to determine their daily and hourly occurrence. The second sub-model will assess the probability of flooding during a given timeframe, for which the relief and vegetation cover of the different areas being studied will also be analysed. The third sub-model will simulate a particular climate change scenario based on the permanent rise in sea levels. Finally, the last sub-model will allow vulnerability and exposure to be evaluated. This is primarily based on a detailed observation of land use and is focused on analysing the possible consequences of a series of socioeconomic factors. This will be achieveed by analysing the damage caused in the recent past by disasters associated with this type of hazard. The regions chosen as case studies are areas heavily geared towards tourism, and are located along the coasts of the Canary Islands.
Source: Proceedings of the SRA-E-Iberian Chapter (SRA-E-I) Conference: interdisciplinarity in practice and in research on society and the environment. Joint paths towards risk analysis / María Amérigo ; Juan A. García ; Rui Gaspar ; Sílvia Luís (Eds.), p. 45-46
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