Flooding is both one of the most frequent and one of the most devastating natural disasters. A majority of cities analyzed in a UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs report were found to be highly vulnerable to flood-related mortality (76%) and/or economic losses (72%). Even cities with low levels of flood exposure must take the hazard seriously: 26.5% of cities studied had low flood exposure but high flood-related mortality risk, 24.0% of cities studied had low flood exposure yet high flood-related economic risk. The CSHub is investigating novel flood modeling methodologies to better capture risk to urban areas.
- Studying floods to better predict their dangers (MIT News, October 2022)
- Accessible Multi-scale Flood Modeling via the 3D Lattice Approach (November 2023)
- Assessing Urban Flood Risks: The Critical Role of Dynamic Modeling (November 2022)