HRC Staff Publish Research Paper on Flash Flood Assessment and Operational Prediction in Urban Areas in the Journal WATER


HRC staff members Dr. Zhengyang Cheng, Dr. Konstantine Georgakakos, Cristopher Spencer and Randall Banks published a research paper on flash flood assessment and operational prediction in urban areas in the journal WATER on 13 August 2022.

The paper demonstrates the research-to-application and operational use of numerical hydrologic and hydraulic modeling to (a) quantify potential flash flood risks in small urban communities with high spatial resolution; (b) assess the effectiveness of possible flood mitigation measures appropriate for such communities; and (c) construct an effective operational urban flash flood warning system.  The paper highlights HRC projects in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and Istanbul, Turkey. 

The paper can be found here.