Flood Mapping

BY ASSOCIATED PROGRAMME ON FLOOD MANAGEMENT (APFM), WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO) | 24 NOV 2013
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Integrated Flood Management Tools Series No.20
Developing flood maps requires a systematic process. It is important to specify the data sets on which the maps will be based and the methodology that will be used. In addition, administrative mechanisms are necessary to develop flood mapping programs. Based on the above outlined demand for flood information, the objective of this publication is:

to provide guidance to undertake flood mapping exercises for the various planning processes on local or national level which cover issues like changing land uses and climate change; land use regulations and building codes; impacts of urbanisation; emergency response; asset management; flood insurance; or overall public awareness.

In particular the document will:

— Outline the necessary steps and policies to build a framework for flood mapping (Chapter 2)

— Explain the process of and products from a flood mapping programme (Chapter 3)

— Define data and methodologies to produce flood maps (Chapter 4)

— Explain the dissemination of flood mapping products (Chapter 5)

For more information visit: http://www.floodmanagement.info/
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