The FloodAdapt tool is a decision support tool intended to accelerate climate adaptation actions by making it easier for local and regional agencies to understand their flood risk under different future conditions. FloodAdapt can be used to assess compound flooding, that means any combination of marine, rainfall and riverine flooding, with or without the added effects of future sea level rise, changes in rainfall patterns and storminess and socio-economic developments. The user interface of the FloodAdapt tool makes powerful and efficient flood hazard and impact models easily accessible to users without a computational modeling background. It helps users to define, simulate and visualize flooding scenarios and their impacts and to explore effective strategies to reduce flood risk. Scenarios consist of user-defined or historical weather events, projections of future sea level, climate and socio-economic developments, and user-defined adaptation strategies such as floodwalls, levees, pumps, urban green infrastructure, raising, floodproofing and buying out homes.
The city needs data on topography, bathymetry and building assets and their potential maximum damage and flood damage functions for the initial set up of the tool in a new city.
The tool aids long-term planning and climate adaptation goals of cities. It can be used, for example to:
In Cork, the FloodAdapt tool has been set up to support the city council in their long-term flood risk management planning. This decision support system makes it easier to understand flood risk under different scenarios and test various adaptation options. The results can be used to inform adaptation pathways development.
The tool can be used in the following Triple-A phases:
The FloodAdapt tool can be used to assess the effectiveness of adaptation options and thus support the design of adaptation pathways. (link to the Adaptation pathway generator tool)
The FloodAdapt tool can be used to aggregate flood impacts and risk for areas and social vulnerability groups and can link well with the Social Vulnerability Tool.
Short summary: A story about Jan and Maria during extreme precipitation.
End user: Citizens
Link to the story: under construction