Flood Hazard Assessment of Bago River Basin, Myanmar
Win Win Zin*1,†, Akiyuki Kawasaki*2, Wataru Takeuchi*3, Zin Mar Lar Tin San*1, Kyaw Zaya Htun*4, Thet Hnin Aye*1, and Shelly Win*1
*1Department of Civil Engineering, Yangon Technological University
Gyogone, Insein Road, 11011 Yangon, Myanmar
*2Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
*3Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
*4Remote Sensing and GIS Research Centre, Yangon Technological University, Yangon, Myanmar
Flood hazard mapping is an effective non-structural measure for sustainable urban planning, protecting human properties, lives, and disaster risk reduction. In this study, flood hazard assessment for the Bago river basin was performed. The flood inundation map of the Bago river basin was developed by coupling a hydrological and hydraulic model with geographical information systems. Flood hazard maps with different return periods were developed. The flood hazard map can be utilized to enhance the effectiveness of disaster risk management activities.
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