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Bell, Victoria
Rehan, Balqis
Hasan-Basri, Bakti
Houghton-Carr, Helen
Miller, James
Reynard, Nick
Sayers, Paul
Stewart, Elizabeth
Toriman, Mohd Ekhwan
Yusuf, Badronnisa
Zulkafli, Zed
Carr, Sam
Chapman, Rhian
Davies, Helen
Fatdillah, Eva
Horritt, Matt
Kabirzad, Shabir
Kaelin, Alexandra
Okeke, Tochukwu
Rameshwaran, Ponnambalam
Simpson, Mike
Flooding is a recurring challenge across Malaysia, causing loss of life, extensive disruption and having a major impact on the economy. A new collaboration between Malaysia and UK, supported by the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund, aims to address a critical and neglected aspect of large-scale flood risk assessment: the representation of damage models, including exposure, vulnerability and inundation. In this paper we review flood risk and impact across Malaysia and present an approach to integrate multiple sources of information on the drivers of flood risk (hazard, exposure and vulnerability) at a range of scales (from household to national), with reference to past flood events. Recent infrastructure projects in Malaysia, such as Kuala Lumpur’s SMART Tunnel, aim to mitigate the effects of flooding both in the present and, ideally, for the foreseeable future. Our collaborative project aims to develop and assess a new multi-scale model of flood risk in Malaysia for current and projected future scenarios, and to address climate adaptation questions of policy relevance for flood stakeholders. This approach will enable us to identify the preferred adaptation pathways given multiple scenarios of climate and socio-economic change in Malaysia, and, beyond the life of our project, internationally
dc.subjectFlood risk
Flood Impacts across Scales: towards an integrated multi-scale approach for Malaysia
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Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Science and practice for an uncertain future
FLOODrisk 2020 - 4th European Conference on Flood Risk Management

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