On 6 June 12012, the Public Defence and Awarding Ceremony of Stefania - Florina Balica will take place. Professor Nigel Wright and Professor Arthur Mynett will be her promoters. The title of her thesis is: Applying the flood vulnerability index as a knowledge base for flood risk assessment
Stefania - Florina Balica will give a presentation of her thesis at 9:30 hrs. in the Auditorium of the TU Delft (Mekelweg 5, Room: Senaatszaal). The Public Defence and Awarding Ceremony will start at 10:00 hrs. A reception will be held at 16:30 hrs. in the Restaurant of UNESCO-IHE.
Floods are one of the most common and widely distributed natural risks to life and property worldwide. An important part of modern flood risk management is to evaluate vulnerability to floods. This evaluation can be done only by using a parametric approach. Worldwide there is a need to enhance our understanding of vulnerability and to also develop methodologies and tools to assess vulnerability. One of the most important goals of assessing flood vulnerability is to create a readily understandable link between the theoretical concepts of flood vulnerability and the day-to-day decision-making process and to encapsulate this link in an easily accessible tool.
Date published: 29 May 2012