GIS and Flood Risk Management
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GIS and Flood Risk Management

May 12, 2023
Video Length:  51:52
Presented By:  Hannah Conover

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology has proven to be a useful tool in flood risk management. In part 2 of our GIS webinar series, Hannah Conover will discuss how GIS can aid in the creation of accurate flood risk maps. You’ll learn how these maps can help decision-makers identify areas at risk for flooding and prioritize mitigation efforts, as well as inform future planning and response efforts by allowing for tracking and analysis of flood events over time.

Webinar Contents:

Note: The following catalog of content covered in this webinar is time stamped to allow you to follow along or skip to sections of the video that are relevant to your questions. You can also search for content on this page using the FIND command in your browser (CTRL + F in Windows, Command + F in Mac OS.)


  • Intro/TOC
  • Flood Risk Concerns and Outdated Management
  • Flood Management Responsibility
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Flood Risk Data Collection and Mapping
  • Creating GIS-Based Flood Warning Systems
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Long-Term Planning and Mitigation
  • Case Studies & Q&A

0:00 – 1:42: Intro/TOC

1:43 – 6:26: Flood Risk Concerns and Outdated Management

Rising concerns of flood risk (1:48)


Brief history of flood risk management (4:23)

6:27 – 8:34: Flood Management Responsibility


Why manage flood risk? Governments' responsibility (6:34)


Why manage flood risk? Commercial firms' responsibility (7:25)

8:35 – 11:05: Introduction to GIS

Overview of GIS technology that can improve flood risk (8:45)


Who benefits? (10:20)

11:06 – 21:53: Flood Risk Data Collection and Mapping

Data collection (11:23)


Mapping flood zones and identifying at-risk areas (14:03)


Sensor data integration mapping (17:48)


Integration of current weather forecasting into flood risk models (17:55)


Tulare County, CA: a simple damage display (20:40)

21:54 – 30:39: Creating GIS-Based Flood Warning Systems

Real-time monitoring of water levels and weather conditions (21:58)


Integration of current traffic data (25:17)


Discussion on where public flood warning data could be collected and made available (29:05)

30:40 – 36:53: Emergency Response Planning

Automated alerts and notifications: a better way (30:44)


GIS-based emergency response planning for floods (32:48)


Mapping of evacuation routes and safe zones (34:26)

36:54 – 43:44: Long-Term Planning and Mitigation

A potential GIS-based flood mitigation process (37:05)


Identifying potential flood hazard areas (38:34)


Projecting climate change (39:09)


Incorporation of data on land use, development patterns, and infrastructure (40:48)

43:45 – end: Case Studies & Q&A

Examples of successful GIS-based flood risk management initiatives ( 43:52)


Analysis of the effectiveness of GIS in reducing flood risks (45:21)


Discussion of the use of GIS in almond and other nut orchards in California after the winter 2023 floods (47:02)


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