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Integrated Modelling for Urban Flood Management

posted on 2019-04-28, 23:29 authored by BEHZAD JAMALI
This thesis presents an effective integrated modelling framework, capable of simulating the multiple benefits of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) especially for flood risk management. The developed framework provides a flexible structure for coupling models that have different spatial and temporal scales, and level of complexities. I put a special focus on building an integrated model for urban pluvial flood risk management. Reduced complexity flood models were developed and coupled to existing models to enable robust and fast assessment of flood damage costs in urban areas. The integrated framework uses semi-continuous simulation to estimate the cumulative flood mitigation benefits of WSUD over the long-term (e.g. 85-years). Using this framework, I assessed the impact of rainwater harvesting tanks on urban flood risk mitigation in a case study in Melbourne.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Ana Deletic

Additional supervisor 1

Peter M. Bach

Additional supervisor 2

Christian Urich

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Civil Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering