JDR Vol.11 No.6 pp. 1161-1175
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2016.p1161


Utilization of the Flood Simulation Model for Disaster Management of Local Government

Daisuke Kuribayashi*,†, Miho Ohara*, Takahiro Sayama**, Atsuhiko Konja***, and Hisaya Sawano*

*International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management, Public Works Research Institute
1-6, Minamihara, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8516, Japan

Corresponding author,

**Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

***Mitsui Consultants Co., LTD., Osaka, Japan

June 14, 2016
September 27, 2016
December 1, 2016
RRI model, Aganogawa River, Aga town, district-level flood vulnerability, flood diagnostic chart, flood hotspot
This paper proposes a method to evaluate the flood risk of each district in a municipality to assist disaster management personnel. The method is specifically for municipalities in a mountainous region where insufficient information is available for practical disaster management. Using this method, we conducted inundation analysis for multiple patterns of rainfall and discharge using a rainfall-runoff-inundation model, and estimated the maximum inundation depth and duration. Based on the estimation, we developed a “flood diagnostic chart” to evaluate district-level flood risk, additionally considering other indicators. Moreover, we located flood hotspots, which are areas requiring extra precautions because of the high flood risk for districts.
Cite this article as:
D. Kuribayashi, M. Ohara, T. Sayama, A. Konja, and H. Sawano, “Utilization of the Flood Simulation Model for Disaster Management of Local Government,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.11 No.6, pp. 1161-1175, 2016.
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