Rapidly growing cities are making more people vulnerable to rising sea levels.
Today, approximately 3 billion people — roughly half of the world’s population — live within 200 kilometers of a coastline. By 2025, that figure is likely to double.
Coastal development may destroy natural barriers such as islands and wetlands, can promote erosion and flooding, and often positions more buildings and people in the path of potential destruction.
Proper coastal flooding resilience planning can help improve the long-term sustainability of coastal communities.
According to The Global Risks Report 2019, published by the World Economic Forum, the most frequently cited risk interconnection was the pairing of ‘failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation’ and ‘extreme weather events.’
Visualise the potential magnitude of flood danger to your community with user-friendly online tools to help launch climate adaptation strategy planning
Tap into a variety of data portals for reliable environmental data on water levels, currents, wind and waves to better understand local conditions for proactive flood risk management planning
Pick and choose from a curated selection of eight software modules to analyse, model and simulate flood risks unique to your community to design appropriate flood defences
Convert the knowledge gained from your models into actionable information through the creation of flood forecasting and warning systems to protect and alert the community of impending flooding and real-time inundation mapping for disaster relief
Adapt to changing climate conditions by optimising the control of flood defenses with a real-time operational control system or making informed recommendations on retreat
Gather data on Metocean conditions
Map the coastline
Use satellite derived bathymetry to build a picture of the historical evolution of the coastline
Reveal hydrodynamic and morphological condition change
Identify vulnerable areas and establish coastal flood risk management plans
Understand how to protect your beaches from coastal erosion ensuring the integrity of natural buffering systems
Make robust flood warning accounting for all important forcings such as tides, storm surge, and wind waves
Produce highly actionable information for emergency situations and disaster relief e.g. high fidelity flood maps, probability of contracting illness from water borne diseases
As sea levels rise and urban vulnerabilities increase, mainstream investment in adaptation and resilience will follow.
There are many coastal flooding tools that can help evaluate flood risk. However, understanding risk in itself is just the beginning.
The amount of actionable information gained from layering MIKE Powered by DHI’s complementary tools and modelling software enables true adaptation to be achieved.
Optimise the operation of your flood control defenses on the fly
Operate urban infrastructure to protect from saltwater intrusion
Auto-calibrate water levels against live satellite imagery to more accurately predict the scale of potential flooding
Did you know?
Spending on disaster recovery is almost nine times higher than on prevention.*
* Source: The Global Risks Report 2019
Dive deeper into MIKE Coastal Flooding Technology:
Collect & Collate data using our online data portals for reliable environmental data on water levels, currents, wind and waves.
Build a model with a curated selection of eight software modules to analyse, model and simulate flood risks unique to your community.
Learn how MIKE 21 HD was used to model past, present and future storm surges in the Limfjord estuary to gain a better understanding of
how changing conditions can affect flood impact.
Hear how MIKE 3 Wave FM was used to model wave transformation, overtoppings, as well as simulate flooding behind sea walls and an engineered shingle beach to better design sea defences.