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Multiform flood risk in a rapidly changing world: what we do not do, what we should and why it matters

Environmental Research Letters, Volume 17, Number 8

On a global scale, recent environmental, public health, so ...

Author(s) :

Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Fabio Cian, Irene Monasterolo, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Astrid Caldas, Moriah Royz, Margaret Glasscoe, Nicola Ranger, Maarten van Aals

Summary :

Environmental Research Letters, Volume 17, Number 8

On a global scale, recent environmental, public health, socioeconomic and political events have illuminated the interdependent nature of climate-related hazards. These types of interconnected events have been categorized in various ways, with the terms ‘compound weather event’, ‘compound climate event’ or simply ‘compound event’ now widely accepted. 

Authors define a multiform flood event as occurring when the hazard and/or impact elements from one flood subtype interacts with another flood subtype or another hazard. This includes scenarios where two floods of the same subtype (riverine, for example) occur nearby yet as separate events, but the extent of socioeconomic impact from both flood events reinforce one another.

 
Keywords: disaster risk, floods, climate policy, climate change, extreme events, flash floods, compound events 

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Type : Academic Publication
Date : 11/08/2022
Editor : IOP Science