Shahrzad Amouzad

PhD

An evaluation of the risk management benefits of property level flood related data

Qualifications

MSc in Urban and Regional Planning, Tehran University, Iran
BSc in Urban Planning, Mazandaran University, Iran

Supervisor(s)

Professor Ray Ogden, Dr Nicholas Walliman, Dr Bousmaha Baiche

Research project

The aim of the study is to evaluate the case for property level flood data as an alternative to currently used more generalised forms of flood data. The work will reflect the needs of key flood risk management stakeholder groups, including local government, insurers and residents of flood risk areas. Findings will facilitate possible future development of harmonised databases that reflect the needs of a wide range of user groups should a compelling case emerge in favour of property level data.

The contribution to knowledge will be to appraise the opportunities and barriers to harmonised property level flood risk data in respect of the needs and requirements of key stakeholders, and to evidence the benefits and technical feasibility of the approach above those of conventional methods.

Other relevant information

Shahrzad is also involved in different stages of data collection and analysis process, and associated meeting and workshops of the going IDEA project. The IDEA project is an EU funded research project aimed at improving data collection following natural hazards such as earthquake, flood and land slide in order to allow for more effective mitigation measures and inform pre-flood risk modelling. The project is conducted in the Architectural Engineering Group of the University.

Shahrzad Amouzad

PhD
An evaluation of the risk management benefits of property level flood related data

Supervisor(s)
Professor Ray Ogden
Dr Nicholas Walliman
Dr Bousmaha Baiche