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Beschreibung

This valuable edition brings together 25 peer reviewed articles on technical, socio-economic, environmental and policy aspects of flood risk management. Some emerging technologies are presented and several future challenges are identified. Thus the book forms an excellent reference for the engineers, scientists, planners, policy-makers, researchers, insurance industry and all the practitioners involved in flood risk management.

From the reviews:

"This is an important book. It will help our understanding of how to manage flood risk, by illuminating different circumstances where this is a threat to vulnerable populations. Such risk management is new, and not easy, but crucial for the development of susstinable catchment planning".

Professor Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Head of Flood Hazard Research Centre Middlesex University Queensway Enfield Mddx EN3 4SA

"As a chapter author, I feel privileged to have contributed to this volume. The book contains an impressive collection of ideas and materials, covering important aspects of flood management and flood risk reduction. It will be useful to practitioners and academics, contributing to the increasing challenges of managing these extreme events and helping us to reduce our vulnerability".

Dr. Ilan Kelman, Deputy Director, Centre for Risk in the Built Environment, University of Cambridge, UK

"The comprehensive book Flood Risk Management in Europe: Innovation in Policy and Practice, containing 26 articles in five thematic sections and filling over 500 pages, provides a wealth of information on many aspects of floods, flood impacts, and flood management. The multi-disciplinary views embrace economic, physical, environmental, technical, management, legal, and institutional aspects. The book has a strong focus on applications, rather than ivory-tower academic research. Results of national and international projects are presented, therein findings achieved in the framework of collaborative research through successive framework programmes funded by the European Commission. Authors, working in more than a dozen countries in Europe and beyond, report on lessons learnt and present success stories, sharing knowledge about examples of good practice and useful case studies.
The targetted audience of this useful reference are stakeholders and decision makers, yet also scientists, educators, and civic society groups interested in floods, flood impacts and flood preparedness systems, may find this book useful. The book will certainly help in understanding clarification of concepts and measures of flood protection and flood policies in Europe."

Professor Z. W. Kundzewicz, Polish Academy of Science, Poznan, Poland and PIK, Potsdam, Germany



Klappentext

In recent years major floods have occurred across Europe causing serious damages and huge financial implications. Flood risk and vulnerability is increasing with increased frequency of occurrence of extreme events due to climate change, changes in land-use, encroachment into floodplains and increasing economic value of assets and businesses. Human lives, property, environment and socio-economics are at increasing risk due to flooding. Recent alarming events in Central Europe, UK and The Netherlands have provided renewed impetus to the development of improved policies and techniques for flood risk management across Europe. Sharing of knowledge and understanding of the practical problems, dilemmas and challenges will aid in the development and implementation of new technologies and strategies of the challenging issues of flood risk management in Europe.

This valuable edition brings together 26 peer reviewed articles on technical, socio-economic, environmental and policy aspects of flood risk management. These articles contribute to the five sections with the general themes: i) flood risk management practice, ii) flood events and impacts, iii) flood analysis and modelling iv) flood forecasting and v) flood risk management policy. Some emerging technologies are presented and several future challenges are identified.

Audience

This book will be of interest to engineers, scientists, planners, policy-makers, researchers, insurance industry and all the practitioners involved in flood risk management, and its sub-disciplines in engineering, hydrology, environmental studies, coastal management, economics and public policy.



Inhalt
Section I: Flood Risk Management Practice Decision-making for flood-threatened properties I. Kelman The influence of floodplain compartmentalization on flood risk within the Rhine-Meuse delta D. Alkema and H. Middelkoop OSIRIS an example of citizen-oriented technology development in the area of dissemination of information on flood risk management M. Erlich Evolving concepts in flood risk management: searching for a common language K. de Bruijn, C. Green, C. Johnson and L. McFadden COMRISK a transnational project of public authorities on coastal risk management J.L.A. Hofstede Dike investigations using geophysical methods Techniques for the future? R. Morawetz, J. Schön, C. Wohlfart and M. Röck Section II: Flood Events and Impacts The environmental impact of flooding of the Dutch 'Delta-Metropole' L.C.P.M. Stuyt, J.E.A. Reinders, E.E. van der Hoek, E.G.M. Hermans, M. de Muinck Keizer and J. Icke Structural economic effects of large-scale inundation: A simulation of the Krimpen Dike breakage M. Bockarjova, A.E. Steenge, A. Van der Veen A method to estimate loss of life caused by large-scale floods in the Netherlands N.E.M. Asselman and S.N. Jonkman Automation of flood contingency plans: benefits and implementation experiences J.-J.Flikweert, C. Coremans, K. de Gooijer, L. Wentholt Section III: Flood Analysis and Modelling The IMPACT European research project on flood propagation in urban areas: experimental and numerical modelling of the influence of buildings on the flow S. Soares Frazao, F. Alcrudo, J. Mulet, B. Noël, G. Testa and Y.Zech Sustainable development and flood risk Reducing uncertainty (Bristol city re-development case study) M. Pinnell Flood risk mapping at the local scale: Concepts and challenges B. Merz, A.H. Thieken and M. Gocht Flood modelling and the August 2002 flood in the Czech Republic P. Sklenár, E. Zeman, J. patka and P. Tachecí Seasonal rainfall and flow trends within three catchments in South-West England D. Han Propagation of discharge uncertainty in a flood damage model for the Meuse River Y. Xu, M.J. Booij and A.E. Mynett A stochastic model for simulating long time series of river-mouth discharge and sediment load R. Hoogendoorn and G.J. Weltje Section IV: Flood Forecasting Forecasting flash floods with an operational model: application in the south-east of France (Gard) P.A. Ayral, S. Sauvagnargues-Lesage, S. Gay and F. Bressand Flood forecasting for the Upper and Middle Odra river basin M. Butts, A. Dubicki, K. Stronska, G. Jørgensen, A. Nalberczynski, A. Lewandowski and T. van Kalken Flood forecasting in the Anglian Region: User-driven development towards forecasting flood risk D.E. Cadman, D.A. Price and M.B. Butts Flood forecasting model selection: A structured approach K.A. Tilford, K.J. Sene and R. Khatibi Numerical modelling in coastal flood forecasting and warning in England and Wales K. Hu, and C. Wotherspoon Section V: Flood Risk Management Policy Reflections on the challenges of EU policy-making with view to flood risk management: actors, processes and the acquis communautaire A.L. Vetere Arellano, A. de Roo and J.-P. Nordvik On

Produktinformationen

Titel: Flood Risk Management in Europe
Untertitel: Innovation in Policy and Practice
Editor:
EAN: 9781402041990
ISBN: 1402041993
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Anzahl Seiten: 534
Gewicht: 992g
Größe: H241mm x B160mm x T34mm
Veröffentlichung: 01.07.2007
Jahr: 2007
Auflage: 1st edition

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