Resilience measures

Name Definition
Vulnerability assessment Vulnerability assessment is important in to consider in risk management and flood damage assessment. Researches with vulnerability subject involves diverse descriptions for vulnerability; in United Nations’ description vulnerability is a degree of damage to a certain objects at flood risk with specified amount and present in a scale from 0 ...
Building relocation A building relocation is the process of moving a building from one location to another. There are two main methods for a building to be moved: disassembling and then reassembling it at the required destination or transporting it as a whole. Transporting the building as a whole involves lifting a ...
Stormwater harvesting system Stormwater harvesting (SWH) consists in collecting, storing and reusing stormwater collected from drains or creeks, on the contrary to rainwater harvesting (RWH), where rainwater is directly collected from roofs. SWH is particularly common in Australia and New Zealand, while almost unknown in many other countries where RWH is preferred. (Staub ...
Wet-floodproofing technology Wet-floodproofing can be an appropriate approach to improve the flood resilience of new and existing buildings, particularly in areas at high flood risk. Wet-floodproofing is defined as a strategy that permits water to enter a property rather than dry-proofing which prevents ingress. Hence, the principle intention of wet-proofing is to ...
Afforestation Land use conversion is a general term for large scale geographic change. Afforestation is one such land conversion in which trees are planted on previously non forested areas. Depending on the tree species planted and the intensity of forest management, afforestation may have more or less environmental benefits. The greatest ...
Buildings as flood defence New and existing buildings in flood risk areas can be used as flood defence. The buildings should be completely integrated in the flood defence to create a reliable flood defence (Urban Green-Blue Grids for sustainable and resilient cities, accessed on Sept. 2016).
Improved construction site preparation Improved construction site preparation is focused on improving the strength and drainage capabilities of an area that is converted from a rural or nature area to an urban area. It should be done before construction of buildings is started. Main aspects of improved construction site preparation are investing in preloading ...