An Approach to Developing a Composite Measure for Human Health as An Input to A dynamic Systems Model for Investigating City Resilience (PAP014987)
Robert Lannigan, A. M. Owrangi, S. P. Simonovic
Flood risk management in mega cities
The Coastal Cities at Risk project (CCaR) is a multidisciplinary team project involving 4 cities: Manila (Philippines), Bangkok (Thailand), Lagos (Nigeria) and Vancouver (Canada). The major focus of the project is to develop a system dynamics model to assess the resilience of the cities in the face of sea level rise, storm surges, riverine flooding and extreme precipitation events. The model is capable of accepting multiple inputs. This paper addresses the approach taken to develop a human health input and summarizes the progress to date for Vancouver. Maps are shown that demonstrate how this methodology can be used both as an input for the modeling exercise as well as for ?stand alone? investigations.