FD2308 - Joint probability - dependence mapping and best practice

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/12/2001
End date:28/02/2005
Keywords:
  • Land,
  • Risk,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Environmental Protection
Contractor:
  • HR Wallingford Ltd
Contact:

PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT:


The results of this project are relevant to most flood risk and defence design calculations. They would be used primarily by practictioners such as flood defence designers, but would also be of interest to policy makers, regulators and researchers. The best practice guide (TR2) is aimed at non-specialist users of joint probability methods, to encourage them to adopt and use the methods without the need for specialist advice. A detailed report (TR1) contains more information and descriptions for experienced users. A third report (TR3) contains more detailed results from the river flow, surge and daily precipitation analysis, inluding some time-lagged and spatially separated dependence analyses, with interpretation relevant to hydrologists.

SUMMARY OBJECTIVES:


To continue the process of dissemination and appropriate take-up of joint probability research which assesses environmental variables including waves, tides, surges, rainfall and wind. To be achieved through dependence mapping and development of test practice guidelines.

KEY

CUSTOMER PURPOSE:


Enable engineers and other direct users to better utilise joint probability methods, leading to more effectively designed defences.