Altogether, six work packages (WP) with researchers from Germany and Jordan contribute to the analysis of flash floods and provide a revision of the current methods for flash flood prediction and prevention. All WPs are closely linked to each other in a network that allows synergistic interactions. WP 1 “Coordination & Communication” encompasses the central project management including the scientific and technical coordination as well as the stakeholder integration and communication. WP 2 “Heavy rainfall hazard” focusses on an improved understanding of flash flood hazards in wadi-systems and investigates how heavy rainfall events have changed in the past and may continue to change in the future due to climate change effects. The spatial and temporal impacts of flash floods on people, infrastructure, and ecosystem services along an urban-rural gradient are analysed in WP 3 “Exposure & Sensitivity. WP 4 “Adaptive Capacity” investigates the local knowledge of severe flash flooding and adaptation strategies, as well as potentials to improve methods and technologies to capture and retain heavy rainfall events through assessment of different water adaptation technologies. The results of WP 2-4 are synthesized to conduct an integrated vulnerability assessment and a scenario analysis of different adaptation strategies in WP 5 “Vulnerability”. WP 6 “Climate Services & Knowledge Transfer” focusses on the provision of climate services for climate and flood related decision making and communication of flash flood risks and impacts.
Conceptional framework of the integrated vulnerability analysis of flash floods and associated workpackages.