Abstract

The Swan River is the main river through Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Direct tangible economic losses to residential dwellings in Perth was based on hydraulic modelling using the one dimensional unsteady flow model HEC-RAS, geographical information systems, a building exposure database and synthetic stage-damage curves. Eight flood scenarios ranging from the 10 year average recurrence interval (ARI) to the 2000 year ARI event were examined. The combined structure and contents flood losses ranged from A$17 million to A$659 million for insured structures and A$14 million to A$583 million for uninsured structures. This equates to an average annual damage of A$9.6 million and A$7.9 million respectively. The results reinforce the need to consider a wide range of varying magnitude flood events when assessing losses due to the temporal and spatial variation between flood scenarios.
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Date (publication)

2008

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External Publication
Conference Paper
residential
stage-damage
losses
flood
Earth Sciences

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English

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utf8

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115.5
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Australia
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1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2008-05-28

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Canberra
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