Flash Floods and Excessive Surface Runoff in Bavaria: Comprehend, Investigate, Evaluate

The HiOS (Hinweiskarte Oberflächenabfluss & Sturzflut) project has been commissioned by the Bavarian Environment Agency in August 2017. The aim of the research project is the development of a procedure for the hazard evaluation and classification of the Bavarian municipalities from surface runoff and flash floods. Using a GIS application factors that promote or trigger surface runoff and flash floods are queried, linked, and evaluated. The results are then presented for four different precipitation scenarios in a Bavarian reference map. The reference map for surface runoff and flash floods is intended to provide first indications of possible hazards and aims at supporting further detailed investigations.

Within the HiOS project, three scientific institutions of Munich cooperate that carry out different tasks:

  • Technical University of Munich, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Disse:
    Hydrological modeling with LARSIM, hydrodynamical modeling, GIS analysis and geostatistics
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig:
    Hydrological modeling with WaSiM, investigation of flash flood mitigation by scenario modeling
  • Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Dr. Anton Frank:
    Research data management, high-performance computing, module development

Funding Program: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz, Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt
Project start: 01.08.2017
Project end: 31.07.2020
Project Leader TUM: Prof. Markus Disse
Project Leader LMU: Prof. Ralf Ludwig
Project Leader LRZ: Dr. Anton Frank
Project Management: Maria Kaiser
Project assistance: Karl Broich, Johannes Mitterer, Maria Kaiser, Qing Lin, Thomas Pflugbeil, Tahoora Sheihky, Fabian von Trentini, Florian Willkofer, Hai Nguyen,
Project Consultant: Jorge Leandro
Homepage: http://www.hios-projekt.de/en