This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 893147
Vulnerable communities are severely affected by natural disasters. A model for the estimation of the impact of disasters and for planning mitigation policies is essential.
The EU-funded MulHaRes project will develop a decision model to support multi-hazard resistance of residential buildings to floods and landslides provoked by heavy rainfalls.
It will consider two distinct levels of building stock: individual buildings and building portfolios. The project will focus on EU residential buildings, examining residential practice in Europe.
The resulting model will also be used for resistance estimation and planning of different types of buildings. The MulHaRes model will contribute to the efforts of a wide range of stakeholders seeking optimal mitigation strategies for residential buildings.
The recent catastrophic flood and landslide events triggered by heavy rainfalls have shown how vulnerable communities can be to natural disasters. To mitigate the impacts of natural disasters on communities, disaster resilience assessment and planning are required for the built-environment.
The proposed research aims to develop a decision framework to support multi-hazard resilience of residential building stocks under rainfall-triggered floods and flow-type landslides (i.e., debris, mud-flows), considering two refinement levels in the framework: individual buildings vs. building portfolios in a community.
The effects of uncertainties and spatial correlations in hazard demand and common building configurations and practices will be reflected in an aggregated assessment of multi-hazard resilience of building portfolios.
The building portfolios that will be focused in the proposed methodology are residential buildings within a typical EU community, considering residential construction practice in Europe.
However, the proposed framework can be adapted for resilience assessment and planning for other building portfolios involving different occupancies.
The fellow Dr. Deniz, with her research experience in community disaster resilience and her firm-background in civil engineering, and reliability and statistical tools, has the required technical expertise to achieve the goal by conducting state-of-the-art robust analyses for the proposed project “A probabilistic decision framework for MULti-HAzard RESilience of residential building portfolios subjected to floods and landslides”.
The proposed decision framework will greatly contribute to different stakeholders seeking to find optimal mitigation strategy for homes and to improve insurance portfolio risk policy, public policy and disaster management plans.
This fellowship will support Dr. Deniz to establish an internationally well-recognized academic career and become one of the leading people on this particular research.
Start date: 1 June 2020 - End date: 31 May 2022