Banner
Banner

Global coastal flood risk assessment

  • 1 September, 2017
  • VU University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
  • Prof. Philip Ward
  • Dr Hans de Moel

The overall aim of this PhD thesis is to improve our understanding of current and future global coastal flood risk and how adaptation measures can lead to changes in risk. In order to achieve this, the thesis is divided into two parts. The first part of the thesis will focus on assessing the benefits and costs of reducing coastal flood risk using structural, nature-based and hybrid measures. The second part of the thesis will focus on upstream-downstream effects of adaptation on coastal flood risk. The following objectives are established:
1. Assess the benefits and costs of reducing (future) coastal flood risk through structural measures;
2. Assess the benefits and costs of reducing (future) coastal flood risk using nature-based and hybrid strategies;
3. Attribute the costs of adaptation measure to individual risk drivers;
4. Develop a model framework to assess upstream downstream effects due to adaptation measures;
5. Assess these upstream-downstream effects at the global scale.

Shape
Researcher

Timothy Tiggeloven

readmore
shape Banner
We provide a disciplinary and multidisciplinary research programme aimed at advanced understanding of environmental problems and advanced training of PhD candidates in this field.
More information
shape Banner
Here you will find a selection of international events related to the socio-economic and natural sciences of the environment.
View our events