The present work aims to contribute to the understanding about uncertainty in 2D flood modeling and to establish a comprehensible and feasible methodology to assess it under climate change scenarios.
Saba Mirza Alipour
Saba Mirza Alipour of the Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Agder has submitted her thesis entitled «Uncertainty analysis of 100-year flood maps under climate change scenarios» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Thursday 8 December 2022.
Floods are disastrous natural hazards that throughout history have had and still have major adverse impacts on people’s life, the economy, and the environment. One very recent example was the flood of July 2021 in several European countries including Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, in which over 200 people were killed, and billions of euros economic losses happened.
One of the useful tools for flood management are flood maps, which are developed to identify flood-prone areas and can be used by insurance companies, local authorities, and land planners for rescue and taking proper actions against flood hazards.
Developing flood maps is often carried out by flood inundation modeling tools such as 2D hydrodynamic models. However, often flood maps are generated using a single deterministic model outcome without considering the uncertainty that arises from different sources and propagates through the modeling process.
Moreover, the increasing number of flood events in the last decades combined with the effects of global climate change requires developing accurate and safe flood maps in which the uncertainty has been considered.
Therefore, the present work aims to contribute to the understanding about uncertainty in 2D flood modeling and to establish a comprehensible and feasible methodology to assess it under climate change scenarios.
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Head of the Department of Engineering Sciences Paul Ragnar Svennevig, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, will chair the disputation.
Given topic for trial lecture: «Sources and methods to address uncertainty in hydraulic modelling of rivers from low flow to flood»
Thesis Title: «Uncertainty analysis of 100-year flood maps under climate change scenarios»
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The Candidate: Saba Mirza Alipour (1989, Iran) Bachelor degree: Urmia university, Iran (2012). Masters degree: Tabriz university, Iran (2015). Present position: Quantitative Analyst in Volue.
First opponent: Associate Professor Luigia Brandmarte, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Second opponent: Professor Knut Alfredsen, NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Associate Professor Ajit Jha, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, is appointed as the administrator for the assessment committee.
Supervisors in the doctoral work were Professor Joao Leal, University of Agder (main supervisor) and Researcher Kolbjørn Engeland, University of Oslo/NVE (co-supervisor)