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An Interactive Flood Tool to Calculate Climate Change Risks

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A new interactive tool estimates the economic, urban, and demographic risks through 2030.

According to the World Resources Institute, river floods affect 21 million people in the world every year. In 2030, that number could rise to 54 million, with climate change driving the increase and urbanization putting more people in harm's way...

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, March 26, 2015 12:07 PM

A valuable tool for urban planners. Honolulu also has similar tools to map the expected loss of shorelines due to rising sea levels.  If climatic trends continue, much of Waikiki and the Ewa Plain will be subject to flooding and rendered unihabitible.  Beach erosion is just the beginning of our urban problems.  Aloha, Russ.

Judit Urquijo's curator insight, March 29, 2015 12:33 PM

Información útil

Descarga: web

Precio: gratuita

Idioma: inglés

Website del desarrollador: World Resources Institute


Descripción

El Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer es una herramienta web interactiva diseñada para mostrar mediante modelos los daños de las inundaciones sobre los entornos urbanos, el PIB y la población, pudiendo consultar esta información tanto desde el punto de vista de la nación, la cuenca hidrográfica o el estado.


Una vez seleccionado el ámbito, la aplicación permite seleccionar el nivel de protección contra inundaciones medido en años, que hace referencia a los tipos de sistemas construidos para prevenir las inundaciones y que normalmente suelen estar dimensionados en función de los períodos de retorno.


En base a los citados criterios, la herramienta presenta los costes generados por las inundaciones en base a datos de 2010. La aplicación también permite a los usuarios estimar el riesgo futuro, realizando proyecciones en el contexto de tres escenarios climático y socioeconómicos distintos.  


Más información

http://www.citylab.com/weather/2015/03/calculating-the-cost-of-river-floods-in-an-age-of-climate-change/387154/

http://floods.wri.org/#/

http://www.wri.org/resources/maps/aqueduct-global-flood-analyzer

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Storm Surge Interactive Map Shows What Parts of NYC Could be Affected by Rising Sea Levels

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Climate Central's new Storm Surge interactive map helps New Yorkers see if their neighborhoods could be flooded by rising sea levels.

Although the city has committed to investing in a system to deter an abundance of stormwater overflow, flooding is still a major concern for New York City. The New Jersey non-profit, Climate Central, has created an interactive map that illustrates to New Yorkers just how global warming and flooding could affect the city by as early as 2020. Called Surging Seas, the map allows visitors to type in their zip codes and see projected flooding risks over time...

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Storm-Surge Flood Zones | Visual.ly

Storm-Surge Flood Zones | Visual.ly | green infographics | Scoop.it

This interactive map shows the potential storm-surge flooding by hurricane size, by classification/catagory. Actual flooding may vary due to storm variables or data errors. Flooding from rain not included.

Note: Heed official advisories, not this map, for life and property decisions...

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