Dr Christophe Viavattene


NameDr Christophe Viavattene
Job titleAssociate Professor of Environmental Sustainability
Research institute
Primary appointmentNatural Sciences
Email addressC.Viavattene@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4358-5411
Contact categoryResearcher

Research outputs

Natural flood management: Opportunities to implement nature‐based solutions on privately owned land

Thaler, T., Hudson, P., Viavattene, C. and Green, C. 2023. Natural flood management: Opportunities to implement nature‐based solutions on privately owned land. WIREs Water. 10 (3). https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1637

Estimation of Scottish pluvial flooding Expected Annual Damages using interpolation techniques

Viavattene, C., Fadipe, D., Old, J., Thompson, V. and Thorburn, K. 2022. Estimation of Scottish pluvial flooding Expected Annual Damages using interpolation techniques. Water. 14 (3), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14030308

Bayesian Data-Driven approach enhances synthetic flood loss models

Sairam, N., Schröter, K., Carisi, F., Wagenaar, D., Domeneghetti, A., Molinari, D., Brill, F., Priest, S., Viavattene, C., Merz, B. and Kreibich, H. 2020. Bayesian Data-Driven approach enhances synthetic flood loss models. Environmental Modelling and Software. 132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104798

A method for monetising the mental health costs of flooding

Viavattene, C. and Priest, S. 2020. A method for monetising the mental health costs of flooding. Bristol, UK Environment Agency.

Editorial: Coastal risk: shores and deltas in peril

Armaroli, C., Jackson, D., Reed, D. and Viavattene, C. 2019. Editorial: Coastal risk: shores and deltas in peril. Frontiers in Earth Science. 7, pp. 1-2. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2019.00323

From hazard to consequences: evaluation of direct and indirect impacts of flooding along the Emilia-Romagna coastline, Italy

Armaroli, C., Duo, E. and Viavattene, C. 2019. From hazard to consequences: evaluation of direct and indirect impacts of flooding along the Emilia-Romagna coastline, Italy. Frontiers in Earth Science. 7, pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2019.00203

Assessing urban system vulnerabilities to flooding to improve resilience and adaptation in spatial planning

Pasi, R., Viavattene, C., LaLoggia, G. and Musco, F. 2018. Assessing urban system vulnerabilities to flooding to improve resilience and adaptation in spatial planning. Bisello, A., Vettorato, D., Laconte, P. and Costa, S. (ed.) Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions – SSPCR 2017. Bolzano, Italy 22 - 24 Mar 2017 Springer. pp. 79-94 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75774-2_6

Compensatory approaches and engagement techniques to gain flood storage in England and Wales

McCarthy, S., Viavattene, C., Sheehan, J. and Green, C. 2018. Compensatory approaches and engagement techniques to gain flood storage in England and Wales. Journal of Flood Risk Management. 11 (1), pp. 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12336

Evolutionary leap in large-scale flood risk assessment needed

Vorogushyn, S., Bates, P., de Bruijn, K., Castellarin, A., Kreibich, H., Priest, S., Schröter, K., Bagli, S., Blöschl, G., Domeneghetti, A., Gouldby, B., Klijn, F., Lammersen, R., Neal, J., Ridder, N., Terink, W., Viavattene, C., Viglione, A., Zanardo, S. and Merz, B. 2018. Evolutionary leap in large-scale flood risk assessment needed. WIREs Water. 5 (2), p. e1266. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1266

Storm-induced risk assessment: evaluation of two tools at the regional and hotspot scale

Ferreira, O., Viavattene, C., Jiménez, J., Bolle, A., Das Neves, L., Plomaritis, T., McCall, R. and Van Dongeren, A. 2018. Storm-induced risk assessment: evaluation of two tools at the regional and hotspot scale. Coastal Engineering. 134, pp. 241-253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.10.005

Introduction to RISC-KIT: Resilience-increasing strategies for coasts

Van Dongeren, A., Ciavola, P., Martinez, G., Viavattene, C., Bogaard, T., Ferreira, O., Higgins, R. and McCall, R. 2018. Introduction to RISC-KIT: Resilience-increasing strategies for coasts. Coastal Engineering. 134, pp. 2-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.10.007

Selecting coastal hotspots to storm impacts at the regional scale: a Coastal Risk Assessment Framework

Viavattene, C., Jiménez, J., Ferreira, O., Priest, S., Owen, D. and McCall, R. 2018. Selecting coastal hotspots to storm impacts at the regional scale: a Coastal Risk Assessment Framework. Coastal Engineering. 134, pp. 33-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.09.002

A multi-component flood risk assessment in the Maresme coast (NW Mediterranean)

Ballesteros, C., Jiménez, J. and Viavattene, C. 2018. A multi-component flood risk assessment in the Maresme coast (NW Mediterranean). Natural Hazards. 90 (1), pp. 265-292. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-017-3042-9

A framework to include the (inter)dependencies of Disaster Risk Reduction measures in coastal risk assessment

Cumiskey, L., Priest, S., Valchev, N., Viavattene, C., Costas, S. and Clarke, J. 2018. A framework to include the (inter)dependencies of Disaster Risk Reduction measures in coastal risk assessment. Coastal Engineering. 134, pp. 81-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.08.009

Evaluación del riesgo de inundación a múltiples componentes en la costa del Maresme

Ballesteros, C., Jiménez, J. and Viavattene, C. 2017. Evaluación del riesgo de inundación a múltiples componentes en la costa del Maresme. Ribagua. 4 (2), pp. 110-129. https://doi.org/10.1080/23863781.2017.1381453

Regional coastal food risk assessment for a tidally dominant, natural coastal setting: North Norfolk, southern North Sea

Christie, E., Spencer, T., Owen, D., McIvor, A., Möller, I. and Viavattene, C. 2018. Regional coastal food risk assessment for a tidally dominant, natural coastal setting: North Norfolk, southern North Sea. Coastal Engineering. 134, pp. 177-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.05.003

RISC-KIT synthesis report

Mcglade, K., Barquet, K., Bogaard, T., Ciavola, P., Van Dongeren, A., Ferreira, O., Higgins, R., Martinez, G., McCall, R., Stelljes, N. and Viavattene, C. 2017. RISC-KIT synthesis report. Risc-kit project.

CRAF phase 1, a framework to identify coastal hotspots to storm impacts

Ferreira, O., Viavattene, C., Jiménez, J., Bole, A., Plomaitis, T., Costas, S. and Smets, S. 2016. CRAF phase 1, a framework to identify coastal hotspots to storm impacts. FLOODrisk 2016 - 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management. Lyon, France 17 - 21 Oct 2016 EDP Sciences. pp. 1-9 https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160711008

RISC-KIT: resilience-increasing strategies for coasts

Van Dongeren, A., Ciavola, P., Martinez, G., Viavattene, C., DeKleermaeker, S., Ferreira, O., Costa, C. and McCall, R. 2016. RISC-KIT: resilience-increasing strategies for coasts. FLOODrisk 2016 - 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management. Lyon, France 17 - 21 Oct 2016 EDP Sciences. pp. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160717001

INDRA model: for a better assessment of coastal events disruptions

Viavattene, C., Priest, S., Owen, D., Parker, D., Micou, P. and Ly, S. 2016. INDRA model: for a better assessment of coastal events disruptions. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Rio De Janeiro Brazil May 2016

Coastal risk assessment framework guidance document

Viavattene, C., Jiménez, J., Owen, D., Priest, S., Parker, D., Micou, P. and Ly, S. 2015. Coastal risk assessment framework guidance document. None.

Cooperative agreements between water supply companies and farmers in Dorset

Viavattene, C., McCarthy, S., Green, C. and Pardoe, J. 2015. Cooperative agreements between water supply companies and farmers in Dorset. in: Lago, M., Mysiak, J., Gomez, C., Delacamara, G. and Maziotis, A. (ed.) Use of Economic Instruments in Water PolicyInsights from International Experience Switzerland Springer International Publishing.

Evaluation of alternative pollutant emission control strategies to urban water systems using substance flow analysis

Lundy, L., Revitt, D., Eriksson, E. and Viavattene, C. 2011. Evaluation of alternative pollutant emission control strategies to urban water systems using substance flow analysis. 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Porto Alegre, Brazil 11 - 16 Sep 2011

Library of Coastal Vulnerability Indicators guidance document

Viavattene, C., Micou, P., Owen, D., Priest, S. and Parker, D. 2015. Library of Coastal Vulnerability Indicators guidance document. Middlesex University.

Library of Coastal Vulnerability Indicators

Owen, D., Micou, P., Viavattene, C., Parker, D. and Priest, S. 2015. Library of Coastal Vulnerability Indicators. EU FP7 RISC-KIT Project.

Assessing the costs of natural hazards - state of the art and the way forward

Meyer, V., Schwarze, R., Becker, N., Markantonis, V., Van Der Bergh, J., Bouwer, L., Bubeck, P., Ciavola, P., Genovese, E., Green, C., Hallegatte, S., Kreibich, H., Lequeux, Q., Logar, I., Papyrakis, E., Pfurtscheller, C., Poussin, J., Przyluski, V., Thieken, A. and Viavattene, C. 2015. Assessing the costs of natural hazards - state of the art and the way forward. in: Quevaullier, P. (ed.) Hydrometeorological hazards: interfacing science and policy WileyBlackwell. pp. 255-290

Translating the complexities of flood risk science using KEEPER - a knowledge exchange exploratory tool for professionals in emergency response

Alexander, M., Viavattene, C., Faulkner, H. and Priest, S. 2014. Translating the complexities of flood risk science using KEEPER - a knowledge exchange exploratory tool for professionals in emergency response. Journal of Flood Risk Management. 7 (3), pp. 205-216. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12042

RISC-KIT: Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts - toolKIT

Van Dongeren, A., Ciavola, P., Viavattene, C., De Kleermaeker, S., Martinez, G., Ferreira, O., Costa, C. and McCall, R. 2014. RISC-KIT: Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts - toolKIT. Journal of Coastal Research. https://doi.org/10.2112/SI70-062.1

Stormwater modeling and sustainable management in highly urbanised areas

Ellis, J. and Viavattene, C. 2014. Stormwater modeling and sustainable management in highly urbanised areas. in: Eslamian, S. (ed.) Handbook of Engineering Hydrology: Environmental Hydrology & Water Management Boca Raton, Florida. US CRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group.

Sustainable urban drainage system modelling for managing urban surface water flood risk

Ellis, J. and Viavattene, C. 2014. Sustainable urban drainage system modelling for managing urban surface water flood risk. CLEAN-Soil, Air & Water. 42 (2), pp. 153-159. https://doi.org/10.1002/clen.201300225

Flood and coastal erosion risk management: a manual for economic appraisal

Penning-Rowsell, E., Priest, S., Parker, D., Morris, J., Tunstall, S., Viavattene, C., Chatterton, J. and Owen, D. 2013. Flood and coastal erosion risk management: a manual for economic appraisal. London, UK Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

Review article: assessing the costs of natural hazards - state of the art and knowledge gaps

Meyer, V., Becker, N., Markantonis, V., Schwarze, R., Van Den Bergh, J., Bouwer, L., Bubeck, P., Ciavola, P., Genovese, E., Green, C., Hallegate, S., Kreibich, H., Lequeux, Q., Logar, I., Papyrakis, E., Pfurtscheller, C., Poussin, J., Przyluski, V., Thieken, A. and Viavattene, C. 2013. Review article: assessing the costs of natural hazards - state of the art and knowledge gaps. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 13 (5), pp. 1351-1373. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-1351-2013

Comparison of pollutant emission control strategies for cadmium and mercury in urban water systems using substance flow analysis

Revitt, D., Lundy, L., Eriksson, E. and Viavattene, C. 2013. Comparison of pollutant emission control strategies for cadmium and mercury in urban water systems using substance flow analysis. Journal of Environmental Management. 116, pp. 172-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.12.007

The management of urban surface water flood risks: SUDS performance in flood reduction from extreme events

Viavattene, C. and Ellis, J. 2013. The management of urban surface water flood risks: SUDS performance in flood reduction from extreme events. Water Science & Technology. 67 (1), pp. 99-108. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2012.537

Integrated modelling for urban surface water exceedance flows

Ellis, J., Viavattene, C., Chlebek, J. and Hetherington, D. 2012. Integrated modelling for urban surface water exceedance flows. Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management. 165 (10), pp. 543-552. https://doi.org/10.1680/wama.12.00029

An uncertainty index to measure the feasibility of Whole-Life Cycle Costing approach in flood risk management

Viavattene, C. and Faulkner, H. 2012. An uncertainty index to measure the feasibility of Whole-Life Cycle Costing approach in flood risk management. Journal of Flood Risk Management. 5 (3), pp. 215-225. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-318X.2012.01140.x

Recommendations for the user-specific enhancement of flood maps

Meyer, V., Kuhlicke, C., Luther, J., Fuchs, S., Priest, S., Dorner, W., Serrhini, K., Pardoe, J., McCarthy, S., Seidel, J., Palka, G., Unnerstall, H., Viavattene, C. and Scheuer, S. 2012. Recommendations for the user-specific enhancement of flood maps. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 12, pp. 1701-1716. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-1701-2012

Emission control strategies for short-chain chloroparaffins in two semi-hypothetical case cities

Eriksson, E., Revitt, D., Holten Lützhøft, H., Viavattene, C., Lundy, L. and Steen Mikkelsen, P. Rauch, S. and Morrison, G. (ed.) 2012. Emission control strategies for short-chain chloroparaffins in two semi-hypothetical case cities. Springer.

Narrowing the focus: public understanding of flood maps in the River Thames catchment

Priest, S., Pardoe, J., McCarthy, S. and Viavattene, C. 2011. Narrowing the focus: public understanding of flood maps in the River Thames catchment. in: Zenz, G. and Hornich, R. (ed.) Urban Flood Risk Management: Approaches to enhance resilience of communities, Proceedings of the International Symposium, 21st-23rd September 2011 Graz Technischen Universitat Graz. pp. 309-314

Emission control strategies for short-chain chloroparaffins in two semi-hypothetical case cities

Eriksson, E., Revitt, D., Holten Lützhøft, H., Viavattene, C., Lundy, L. and Mikkelsen, P. 2010. Emission control strategies for short-chain chloroparaffins in two semi-hypothetical case cities. 10th Urban Environment Symposium; Urban Futures for a Sustainable World. Gothenburg, Sweden 09 - 11 Jun 2010

The application of a GIS-based BMP selection tool for the evaluation of hydrologic performance and storm flow reduction.

Viavattene, C., Ellis, J., Revitt, D., Sieker, H. and Peters, C. 2010. The application of a GIS-based BMP selection tool for the evaluation of hydrologic performance and storm flow reduction. NovaTech 2010, 7th International Conference on 'Sustainable techniques and strategies in Urban Water Management'. Lyon, France 27 Jun - 01 Jul 2010

An uncertainty index to measure the feasibility of whole life costing approach in flood risk management.

Viavattene, C. and Faulkner, H. 2009. An uncertainty index to measure the feasibility of whole life costing approach in flood risk management. Road Map Towards a Flood Resilient Urban Environment, Proceedings Final conference of the COST action C22 Urban Flood Management.. Paris, France.

The costs of the summer 2007 floods in England.

Chatterton, J., Viavattene, C., Morris, J., Penning-Rowsell, E., Tapsell, S., Flood Hazard Research Centre and Cranfield University, Department of Natural Resources 2010. The costs of the summer 2007 floods in England. Bristol, UK Environment Agency.

A GIS based Decision Support System tool dedicated to the implementation of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems.

Viavattene, C., Lundy, L., Revitt, D. and Ellis, J. 2008. A GIS based Decision Support System tool dedicated to the implementation of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems. 11th International Conference on Storm Drainage (Proceedings of). Edinburgh, UK 31 Aug - 05 Sep 2008

Development of a database to support the assessment of potential source control and treatment options for priority pollutants.

Viavattene, C., Revitt, D., Lundy, L., Donner, E., Cerk, M., Eriksson, E. and Seriki, K. 2009. Development of a database to support the assessment of potential source control and treatment options for priority pollutants. SETAC Europe, 19th Annual Meeting (Proceedings of). Gothenburg, Sweden 31 May - 04 Jun 2009

Building models to estimate loss of life for flood events: executive summary

Priest, S., Tapsell, S., Penning-Rowsell, E., Viavattene, C. and Wilson, T. 2008. Building models to estimate loss of life for flood events: executive summary. European Commission. https://doi.org/T10-08-10

Socio-economic and ecological evaluation and modelling methodologies

Tapsell, S., Priest, S., Parker, D., Penning-Rowsell, E., Viavattene, C., Wilson, T., Handmer, J., Wijdeveld, A., Haasnoot, M., Penailillo, R., van den Ende,, F., van Noort,, P., Messner,, F., Meyer, V., Haase, D., Scheuer, S., Schildt, A., Lutoff, C. and Ruin, I. 2008. Socio-economic and ecological evaluation and modelling methodologies. European Commission.

Building a model to estimate risk to life for European flood events – final report

Priest, S., Wilson, T., Tapsell, S., Penning-Rowsell, E., Viavattene, C. and Fernandez-Bilbao, A. 2007. Building a model to estimate risk to life for European flood events – final report. European Commission. https://doi.org/T10-07-10
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