Coastal Flooding Hazards due to storm surges and subsidence

Carlo Sørensen, Per Knudsen, Ole B. Andersen

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Flooding hazard and risk mapping are major topics in low-lying coastal areas before even considering the adverse effects of sea level rise (SLR) due to climate change. While permanent inundation may be a prevalent issue, more often floods related to extreme events (storm surges) have the largest damage potential.Challenges are amplified in some areas due to subsidence from natural and/or anthropogenic causes. Subsidence of even a few mm/y may over time greatly impair the safety against flooding of coastal communities and must be accounted for in order to accomplish the economically most viable protection and management options.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event1st Water DTU Seminar - Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 28 Oct 201529 Oct 2015


Conference1st Water DTU Seminar
LocationTechnical University of Denmark
CityKgs. Lyngby
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