Flood Maps are tools to visualize flood information for decision makers and the general public. These maps form the basis for developing flood risk scenarios based on land use, various environmental and climate conditions and including social and economic conditions. Flood maps in their various formats and scales are the basis for the planning and implementation of development alternatives.
In addition to the general objective of a flood map, special uses require specific information including maps that depict exposure to floods of various recurrence periods, flood risks, vulnerability and response information such as evacuation routes, safe high grounds, shelter areas etc that are of utmost importance in flood plains but also in coastal areas at risk of storm surges and tsunamis. Different methodologies are presented in the production of flood maps for various purposes to support decision‐making at all levels.
NDR Consulting GmbH compiled and edited the recently published tool with support from the Technical Support Unit of APFM, the UNOSAT team (Geneva) and Roberto Loat (Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland).
Read Flood Management Tool Series, Technical Document No. 20 on apfm.info.