The main aim of this project is to develop a method for estimating and mapping flood hazard probability along roads using road and catchment characteristics. This method allows flood hazards to be estimated and provides insight into the relative roles of landscape characteristics in determining road-related flood hazards. Overall, this method provides an efficient way to estimate flooding hazards and to inform the planning of future roadways and the maintenance of existing roadways.
This project will be undertaken with a close collaboration between ÅF, Trafikverket and Stockholm University. The results of this method will be compared to the existing method used in Trafikverket such as Blue Spot , Totalstopp and ROP to check whether the identified vulnerable areas along roads hit in the same places.
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