Chartered Engineer Dr Mark Trigg has analysed the leading global flood risk prediction models and has found significant differences between the predictions they make. Software like this is used to plan major developments and, based on research using Africa as an example, Dr Trigg, from the University’s Faculty of Engineering, now says further work needs to be carried out to improve their precision.
The full open-access research paper, The credibility challenge for global fluvial flood risk analysis, has been published in IOP Science. The research was funded by the Willis Research Network and the University of Leeds.
A teaching version of the paper for children and teens has also been published by the Environmental Science Journal for Kids (and their teachers), How much do we really know about river flooding.