FLOOD WATER RISKS AND THE COST OF RECONSTRUCTION IN A SECTION OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER USING GIS, KUFA-IRAQ
Flooding is a widely occurring normal risk that noticeably damages the environment. This paper presents an overall study of the flood analysis and prediction using Geographical Information system (GIS). Residential use from different land uses in this region were high in their areas (m²) and their cost. Later the presence of risk assessment mapping in this study will help the concerned authorities to formulate their development strategies according to the available risk to the area.Depend on the approach adopted in this study, the results showed production of the buffering region for flooding zone around the study region, showed the land use maparound the study region, also, by calculated the area which affected and the cost of restructured this. We found that the flood would affect the activities usage of land as Residential>Green area> Trade and Business> Public and civil services> Commercial> Green corridors> Industry and use> Pedestrian area> municipal benefits> Religious area and buildings. Of course, the cost of reconstruction of these areas will be consistent with the degree of vulnerability and damage that will be incurred as it has been estimated through the model used in this research.