Document / Publication

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Climate change and critical infrastructure – floods

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!


Climate change and critical infrastructure – floods

Source(s):  European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)

This study investigates the change in the level of risk to critical infrastructure due to the impact of climate change on the frequency and severity of floods in Europe. This focuses on the power grid to demonstrate the methodology. The consideration of the power outage substantially changes the estimated losses from the flood scenario. The economic losses due to the interruption of the daily economic activity are 3 to 5 times greater if the power outage outside the inundated area is taken into consideration. The cost of transmission asset repairs far outweighs the daily economic losses, and amounts to 95-98% of the total cost.

Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Climate change and critical infrastructure – floods
  • Publication date 2017
  • Author(s) Karagiannis, Georgios Marios; Turksezer, Zehra Irem; Alfieri, Lorenzo; Feyen, Luc; Krausmann, Elisabeth
  • Number of pages 42 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 1831-9424 (ISSN)

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use