WIT Press


Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment In The Hornád Watershed

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RM090021

Volume

124

Pages

10

Page Range

15 - 24

Published

2009

Size

604 kb

Author(s)

M. Zeleňáková

Abstract

Flood risk assessment evaluates the potential adverse impacts that floods have on humans and the environment. The risk assessment process in general provides a way to develop, organize and present scientific information so that it is relevant to environmental decisions in the watershed. The paper deals with preliminary flood risk assessment in watershed. Preliminary flood risk assessment includes a description of the floods which have occurred in the past and which had significant adverse impacts on human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activity and for which the likelihood of similar future events is still relevant, including their flood extent. Keywords: flood risk, risk assessment, watershed, likelihood, adverse impacts, environmental risk.

Keywords

flood risk, risk assessment, watershed, likelihood, adverse impacts,environmental risk