Holistic and Innovative Approaches for Flood Mitigation Planning and Modeling under Extreme Wet Weather Events and Climate Impacts
Municipalities and utilities are facing unprecedented challenges in planning for extreme precipitation and flooding events, which are occurring more frequently and unpredictably. A holistic approach to flood mitigation planning and modeling, including partnerships between stakeholders, is needed to balance competing management objectives while minimizing overall system vulnerabilities. To address this need, this project will (1) develop a comprehensive summary of the state-of-the-practice with case studies; (2) define data sources and modeling tools that can enable a holistic approach to flood mitigation planning and modeling; (3) demonstrate the application of selected methodologies most relevant to the needs of an integrated planning framework for supporting agencies at the community level; and (4) synthesize findings into a guidance document based around state-of-the-practice integrative, holistic management approaches to planning for, and mitigating, climate change impacts. Utilities of all sizes will be able to apply the project results to incorporate climate variability and uncertainty into their holistic flood management approaches.
Reporting Period: December 2021-May 2022
The project team has conducted fifteen interviews with utility participants
Reporting Period: May 2021 – November 2021. The project team has collected and summarized relevant literature...