Evaluating a streamgauge network: a case study of data value for flood protection schemes

J. A. Mawdsley, A. J. Adeloye

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Abstract

A hydrometric design procedure is described, which is based on the economic value of data and which can be applied to evaluate an existing network. It is applied to a gauge network in the North East of England. In this paper only the value of data for the design of flood protection schemes is considered, but the method is shown to be applicable for the design of the whole network through a subdivision of the network according to data use. The model is a simplified Bayesian Decision Theory model which is applied to three completed flood protection schemes. The data value for this application was found to be 4-5% of the construction costs of the schemes. These results are shown to be useful in evaluating or proposing changes to the whole network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEconomic and social benefits of meteorological and hydrologocal services
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the Technical Conference
PublisherWMO
Pages325-332
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789263107336
Publication statusPublished - 1990
EventTechnical Conference on economic and social benefits of Meteorological and Hydrological Services - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 26 Mar 199030 Mar 1990

Conference

ConferenceTechnical Conference on economic and social benefits of Meteorological and Hydrological Services
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period26/03/9030/03/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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