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Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences An open-access publication for refereed proceedings in hydrology

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Proc. IAHS, 369, 3-6, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-369-3-2015
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11 Jun 2015
Modelling the interaction between flooding events and economic growth
J. Grames et al.

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Communities live close to rivers and therefore are confronted with the risk of flooding. It is important to understand the drivers and mechanisms of the consumption and investment behavior of these societies in order to identify an optimal investment strategy into flood defense capital. To solve such an economic optimization model we develop a periodic water function to approximate the former discrete stochastic time series of rainfall events and apply it to an existing socio-hydrology model.
Communities live close to rivers and therefore are confronted with the risk of flooding. It is...
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