Flood risk estimation and forecast using hydrological models and probabilistic methods


Duration: February 2007–August 2008

Budget: €15 000

Commissioned by: National Technical University of Athens

Contractor: Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Collaborators: Hydrologic Research Center

Project director: D. Koutsoyiannis

Principal investigator: S.M. Papalexiou

Programme: Πρόγραμμα Βασικής Έρευνας ΕΜΠ "Κωνσταντίνος Καραθεοδωρή"

The objective of this project is the development of an integrated framework for the estimation and forecast of flood risk using stochastic, hydrological and hydraulics methods. The study area is the Boeticos Kephisos river basin. The project includes analysis of severe storm episodes in the basin, the understanding of mechanisms of flood generation in this karstic basin and the estimation of flood risk in characteristic sites of the hydrosystem.