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Water Flow Forecasting and River Simulation for Flood Risk Analysis

Galina V. Merkuryeva / Maksims Kornevs
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  • Royal Institute of Technology Maksims Kornevs earned his Mg.sc.ing in Information Technology in 2013 from Riga Technical University. Currently he is a Doctoral Student and a Research Engineer at the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) working on testing the use of life cycle assessment in road procurement using gaming simulation.
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Published Online: 2014-01-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/itms-2013-0006


The paper presents the state-of-the-art in flood forecasting and simulation applied to a river flood analysis and risk prediction. Different water flow forecasting and river simulation models are analysed. An advanced river flood forecasting and modelling approach developed within the ongoing project INFROM is described. It provides an integrated procedure for river flow forecasting and simulation advanced by integration of different models for improving predictions of the river flood risk outputs. A case study on river flow modelling and simulation for river flood risk analysis is given

Keywords: Flood risk output analysis; integrated forecasting and simulation; river simulation; water flow forecasting

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Galina V. Merkuryeva

Galina V. Merkuryeva is a Professor at the Institute of Information Technology, Department of Modelling and Simulation of Riga Technical University. She earned her Dr.sc.ing. degree in 1984 in technical cybernetics and information technology from the Institute of Electronics and Computer Science of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (Latvia) and Dr. habil. in 2003 in control of organisational-technical systems from the Institute of Control Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia). Her professional interests and experiences are in the areas of discrete-event simulation, simulation metamodelling, simulation-based optimisation, decision support systems, logistics, production planning and control, supply chain management and simulation-based training. She is the author of more than 170 publications, including 5 books.

Published Online: 2014-01-25

Published in Print: 2013-12-01

Citation Information: Information Technology and Management Science, Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 42–46, ISSN (Online) 2255-9094, ISSN (Print) 2255-9086, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/itms-2013-0006.

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