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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BC3/S12.034

PROCESS OF FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT

M. Zelenakova
Monday 5 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Water Resources. Forest, Marine And Ocean Ecosystems, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-02-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, 269 - 276 pp

ABSTRACT

The risk assessment process in general provides a way to develop, organize and present scientific information so that it is relevant to environmental decisions in the watershed. Floods have the potential to cause fatalities, displacement of people and damage to the environment. Flood risk means the combination of the probability of a flood event and of the potential adverse consequences for human health and the environment associated with a flood event. Flood risk assessment evaluates these potential adverse impacts that floods have on humans, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activity. The paper deals with flood risk assessment in general and in the Hornád river basin which is located in the eastern part of the Slovak republic.

Keywords: environmental risk, risk analysis, flood risk, likelihood, watershed (river basin, catchment), adverse impact