Publication: global flood risk mapping

Lead by dr. Philip Ward of VU University Amsterdam and in co-operation with the research institutes Deltares and PBL (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency), members of our group published the first global map of fluvial flood risk (both hazard as well as costs) for a range of return periods:

Ward, Ph.J. B. Jongman, F. Sperna Weiland, A. Bouwman, L.P.H. van Beek, M.F.P. Bierkens, W. Ligtvoet and H.C. Winsemius, 2013. Assessing flood risk at the global scale: model setup, results, and sensitivity. Environmental Research Letters 8 (4), 044019 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/044019.