Flood resilience simulation on DAFNI

The Flood Infrastructure Resilience Model (FIRM) is led by principal investigator Richard Dawson of Newcastle University. FIRM is an agent-based model that simulates how people and organisations respond to the effects of flood infrastructure failure before, during, and after extreme weather events.

The model can be used to assess different strategies to minimise threats to lives and infrastructure during a flood incident.

This project will recode FIRM and make it available to the community on DAFNI.

The model’s capabilities will be upgraded to incorporate more recent approaches to flood incident management and provide training to enhance its accessibility to the wider research and stakeholder community. As a result, contributing to better preparation and responses to flood incidents.

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