Articles | Volume 24, issue 11
Research article
14 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 14 Nov 2020

The role of household adaptation measures in reducing vulnerability to flooding: a coupled agent-based and flood modelling approach

Yared Abayneh Abebe, Amineh Ghorbani, Igor Nikolic, Natasa Manojlovic, Angelika Gruhn, and Zoran Vojinovic

Model code and software

Coupled ABM-Flood Model Hamburg Y. A. Abebe

Short summary
The paper presents a coupled agent-based and flood model for Hamburg, Germany. It explores residents’ adaptation behaviour in relation to flood event scenarios, economic incentives and shared and individual strategies. We found that unique trajectories of adaptation behaviour emerge from different flood event series. Providing subsidies improves adaptation behaviour in the long run. The coupled modelling technique allows the role of individual measures in flood risk management to be examined.