Dr. Nikolaos Yiannakoulias (McMaster University)
Dr. John Eyles (McMaster University)
Dr. Marguerite Xenopoulos (Trent University)
Dr. Amin Elshorbagy (University of Saskatchewan)
Objectives: This project will develop a framework for generating holistic flood vulnerability indicators that account for socio-economic effects of floods.
Significance: Existing flood vulnerability indices in Canada do not account for the socio-economic impact of floods. This project will fill that gap by introducing a framework for estimating flood vulnerability indices that account for the socio-economic impacts of floods.
Outcomes: We will determine the costs and benefits of flooding and living in flood-prone areas to develop flood vulnerability indicators and a scale of severity. This information will be useful to decision makers, private home owners and insurance companies.