Integrated Use Of Satellite Remote Sensing And Hydraulic Modeling For The Flood Risk Assessment At A Catchment Scale In Cyprus
The increase of flood inundation occuring in different regions all over the world have enhanced the need for effective flood risk management. As floods frequency is increasing with a steady rate due to ever increasing human activities on physical floodplains there is a respectively increasing of financial destructive impact of floods. A flood can be determined as a mass of water that produces runoff on land that is not normally covered by water. However, earth observation techniques such as satellite remote sensing can contribute toward a more efficient flood risk mapping according to EU Directives of 2007/60. This study strives to highlight the need of digital mapping of urban sprawl in a catchment area in Cyprus and the assessment of its contribution to flood risk. In addition the project aims to map potential areas with high risk from floods.
- CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (Coordinator: D.G.Hadjimitsis)
- CYPRUS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE
- WATER DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT LTD
- NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS