Date of Award
Master of Engineering Science
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor Slobodan Simonovic
An increase in extreme hydrologic events relating to climate change necessitates the evaluation of risk to public infrastructure to mitigate future damages. An integrated infrastructure risk assessment methodology, measuring spatial vulnerabilities, is introduced to determine the risk to each public infrastructure element using a novel indicator: Risk Index. The methodology is applied to the City of London, Canada as a case study generating a set of risk maps for five climate scenarios, showing the overall risk to the municipality and each infrastructure type. Climate change is predicted to increase the risk to the City infrastructure by approximately 75%. The area at highest risk contains Broughdale Dyke and Adelaide PCP. Multi-objective analysis shows that the introduction of socio-economic vulnerabilities changes the distribution of risk in the city. With a high preference placed on these vulnerabilities, the area of highest priority becomes The Coves
Bowring, Elisabeth A., "SPATIAL ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK FOR CLIMATE CHANGE RELATED FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT" (2011). Digitized Theses. 3507.