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To analyze the reasons for flooding in large transnational European River basins, the LISFLOOD model is being developed. LISFLOOD is a distributed rainfall runoff-flood simulation model and consists of a water-balance model, which is run typically a year before the flood to obtain the initial conditions before the flood, and a floodsimulation model which simulates the flood period. Using the model, the aims are to assess the causes of the recent European flood events, and to evaluate the effects of historic and future land use changes on the magnitude and frequency of floods. This paper shows initial validation results of LISFLOOD and how LISFLOOD can be used in spatial planning, to simulate land use scenarios to reduce floods, and its use in flood forecasting and warning.

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Authors: DE ROO A, SAI, JRC-Ispra (IT);SCHMUCK G, SAI, JRC-Ispra (IT);SOMMA F, SAI, JRC-Ispra (IT);PRICE D, SAI, JRC-Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Global change and catastrophe risk management: flood risks in Europe, Vienna (AT), 6-9th June (1999)
Availability: Available free of charge from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911433 / Last updated on: 1999-10-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en