Flood control decision support


Martijn J. Booij

Kees Vreugdenhil


University of Twente

University of Caen, Department of Mathematics and Mechanics - UC (France)

Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (France)

Institute of Research for Development - IRD (France)

Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil – LNEC (Portugal)

Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon – IST (Portugal)

Institute of Mechanics – IMECH (Vietnam)

Department of Flood Control and Dyke Mangement – DFCDM (Vietnam)

Asian Institute of Technology, School of Advanced Technologies – AIT (Thailand)

Institute of Automation – IOA (China)




1 October 2001 – 31 March 2004


The overall objective of the FLOCODS project is to develop a Decision Support System (DSS) in support of flood control and ecosystem upgrading with particular emphasis on the Red River System (RSS). The DSS will be developed in a general way so that it can be used later for similar rivers in other Asian countries. On a short-term basis (2001-2003), the research phase serves for applied research to lay the scientific foundations and allow initial validation for a generic DSS using RRS as its test bed.


The specific objectives of the pilot phase are:

  • Development of a pilot DSS in using advanced techniques
  • Identification of possible measures to be taken for flood control and ecosystem upgrading, and evaluating their socio-economic impacts
  • Improvement of the capability of Asian partners

The Department of Water Engineering and Management is involved in work package 4 (Socio-economic model background for a generic DSS) and work package 6 (Pilot DSS development).


De Kort, I.A.T. and Booij, M.J., 2004. Decision making under uncertainty in a DSS for the Red River. Complexity and Integrated Resources Management. Proc. Second Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, 14-17 June 2004, Osnabrück, Germany.

Booij, M.J., 2003. Decision support system for flood control and ecosystem upgrading in Red River basin. In: G. Bloschl, S. Franks, M. Kumagai, K. Musiake and D. Rosbjerg (Eds.), Water Resources Systems - Hydrological Risk, Management and Development. Proc. Symposium HS02b at IUGG 2003, 30 June-11 July 2003, Sapporo, Japan. IAHS Publ. no. 281, 115-122.