This paper demonstrates the application of a Decision Support System (DSS) developed for decision makers and stakeholders to manage and raise awareness of coastal flood risk. The DSS is a GIS-based framework that predicts flooding consequences and is structured around the Source Pathway Receptor Consequence (SPRC) model. The DSS draws together points of view from engineering, ecology and socio-economics, allowing the comparative assessment of the consequences of a range of management interventions. The utility of the tool is demonstrated through application to an estuary field site - the Teign estuary in UK. Vulnerability maps, generated by the DSS for pre-set climate scenarios can be used to show their comparative efficacy in changing the consequences of flooding from a range of stakeholder viewpoints. Recently constructed tidal defences built within the estuary are shown to be highly effective.

APPLICATION OF A NOVEL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM TO ASSESS AND MANAGE COASTAL FLOOD RISK IN THE TEIGN ESTUARY, UK

ZANUTTIGH, BARBARA;
2014

Abstract

This paper demonstrates the application of a Decision Support System (DSS) developed for decision makers and stakeholders to manage and raise awareness of coastal flood risk. The DSS is a GIS-based framework that predicts flooding consequences and is structured around the Source Pathway Receptor Consequence (SPRC) model. The DSS draws together points of view from engineering, ecology and socio-economics, allowing the comparative assessment of the consequences of a range of management interventions. The utility of the tool is demonstrated through application to an estuary field site - the Teign estuary in UK. Vulnerability maps, generated by the DSS for pre-set climate scenarios can be used to show their comparative efficacy in changing the consequences of flooding from a range of stakeholder viewpoints. Recently constructed tidal defences built within the estuary are shown to be highly effective.
Coastal Engineering Proceedings
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Gonzalez-Santamaria, R.; Simmonds, D.; Zanuttigh, B.; Reeve, D.;Nicholls, R. J.; Thompson, R. C. ; Pan, S.; Horrillo-Caraballo, J.; Hoggart, S. P.; Hanson, S.; Penning-Rowsell, E.; Fox, A.; Hanley, M.
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