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Assessing the impacts of compound flooding under uncertain climate and socio-economic change

Flood and Coastal Engineering

About the Project

This research focuses on understanding the combined effects of flood hazards associated with the interactions between high sea levels and heavy precipitation when they occur simultaneously or in close succession. A particular interest is low-lying coastal areas, where the potential for flooding due to co-occurrence of the two extreme conditions could be much greater than the effect of the individual events when they occur in isolation. These events are further exacerbated by climate change and accelerated rise in sea level. This presents important societal and environmental and policy challenges, particularly in areas where there is a large number of people and socio-economic activities potentially at risk of flooding. The research aims to develop and apply a methodology to assess the potential effects of compound flooding and inform future coastal adaptation planning policies. This project is most suitable to potential PhD candidates with programming skills or those with an interest to developing such skills.

Funding Notes

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: View Website. Recently the UK Government made available the Doctoral Student Loans of up to £25,000 for UK and EU students and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.)

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