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Water 2017, 9(6), 428; doi:10.3390/w9060428

Development of Resilience Index Based on Flooding Damage in Urban Areas

Research Center for Disaster Prevention Science and Technology, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Received: 10 April 2017 / Revised: 19 May 2017 / Accepted: 9 June 2017 / Published: 13 June 2017
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Flooding volume in urban areas is not linearly proportional to flooding damage because, in some areas, no flooding damage occurs until the flooding depth reaches a certain point, whereas flooding damage occurs in other areas whenever flooding occurs. Flooding damage is different from flooding volume because each subarea has different components. A resilience index for urban drainage systems was developed based on flooding damage. In this study, the resilience index based on flooding damage in urban areas was applied to the Sintaein basin in Jeongup, Korea. The target watershed was divided into five subareas according to the status of land use in each subarea. The damage functions between flooding volume and flooding damage were calculated by multi-dimensional flood damage analysis. The extent of flooding damage per minute was determined from the results of flooding volume per minute using damage functions. The values of the resilience index based on flooding damages were distributed from 0.797292 to 0.933741. The resilience index based on flooding damage suggested in this study can reflect changes in urban areas and can be used for the evaluation of flood control plans such as the installation, replacement, and rehabilitation of drainage facilities. View Full-Text
Keywords: flooding damage; resilience index; multi-dimensional flood damage analysis flooding damage; resilience index; multi-dimensional flood damage analysis

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Lee, E.H.; Kim, J.H. Development of Resilience Index Based on Flooding Damage in Urban Areas. Water 2017, 9, 428.

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