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"Nexus Seminar No. 53 organised by UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden"
Dr Firas Aljanabi
Floods in urban environments often result in loss of life and property destruction, with many adverse socio-economic effects. However, the application of most flood prediction models remains challenging due to data scarcity and climate change. Additionally, the impact of climate change is increasingly significant to the design of urban water infrastructures like stormwater systems, sewage systems, and drinking water systems. This is combined with a massive problem of data availability, which makes modeling and forecasting rather challenging. Growing evidence indicates that the water sector will not only be affected by climate change, but it will reflect and deliver many of its impacts through floods, droughts, or extreme rainfall events. Water resources will change in both quantity and quality, and the infrastructure of stormwater and wastewater facilities may face a greater risk of damage caused by storms, floods, and droughts. The effect of climate change will put more difficulties on operations to disrupted services and increase water and wastewater services. Decision-makers should improve the data collecting techniques, including data management, and re-examine development processes for municipal water and wastewater services.
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