Exploring flood responses in an urban municipality using agent based simulation
Summary

This project is working closely with SES (State Emergency Services) and CoPP (City of Port Phillip) to explore flood management in their municipality. Flood events are an ongoing issue, and with climate change are predicted to increase in both frequency and severity. With limited resources, councils must find ways to engage and assist residents in responding to these events, including before, during and after a particular crisis. A multi-disciplinary team is working closely with SES and CoPP, as well as residents of a selected suburb, to explore some specific options with respect to sandbagging in response to flood events. This project lays the groundwork for understanding how to develop effective simulation support tools for local governments, as well as providing an application which will be able to be used to explore sandbagging in other areas. A key aspect of the project is how to make tools usable and extensible, beyond the life of a particular resourced project.This project is working closely with SES (State Emergency Services) and CoPP (City of Port Phillip) to explore flood management in their municipality. Flood events are an ongoing issue, and with climate change are predicted to increase in both frequency and severity. With limited resources, councils must find ways to engage and assist residents in responding to these events, including before, during and after a particular crisis. A multi-disciplinary team is working closely with SES and CoPP, as well as residents of a selected suburb, to explore some specific options with respect to sandbagging in response to flood events.

This project lays the groundwork for understanding how to develop effective simulation support tools for local governments, as well as providing an application which will be able to be used to explore sandbagging in other areas. A key aspect of the project is how to make tools usable and extensible, beyond the life of a particular resourced project.

For further details please see: https://sites.google.com/site/rmitagents/projects/nccarf

Start By not provided
Completed By ongoing
Funding NCCARF







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Program Urban Decision-Making and Complex Systems
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia