Loss of life estimation – Review, developments and challenges
1 Delft University of Technology, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN, Delft, the Netherlands
2 HKV Consultants, PO Box 2120, 8203 AC, Lelystad, the Netherlands
3 USACE Risk Management Center, 609 Second Street, Davis, CA, United States
a Corresponding author: S.N.Jonkman@tudelft.nl
This paper presents an overview and review of methods developed for loss of life estimation in flood risk assessment. These methods range from empirical to simulation based approaches that are used to support flood risk analyses and emergency management. Similarities and differences between the modelling approaches, input and output types and applications are discussed. Challenges to the field are summarized, including empirical data collection for validation and benchmarking and comparison studies.
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