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Advances in Urban Flood Management

1st Edition

Edited by Richard Ashley, Stephen Garvin, Erik Pasche, Andreas Vassilopoulos, Chris Zevenbergen

CRC Press

512 pages

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pub: 2007-02-01
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One of the effects of global climate change is the increasing variability of extreme flood events and cyclones. Current measures to mitigate flood impacts, particularly in the urban environment, are based on previously-planned flood risk intervals and no longer provide sufficient protection. Being prepared for unexpected changes and extreme flood events asks for a paradigm shift in current strategies to avoid and manage flood disasters. In order to stem the increasing impact of urban floods, a major rethink of current planning and flood management policies and practice is required, taking into account different spatial and temporal scales. This book addresses a broad spectrum of relevant issues in the emerging field of urban flood management. It may act as a stimulus for further research and development in urban flood management while informing and engaging stakeholders in the promotion of integrated and cooperative approaches in water management. An interdisciplinary approach which will be of interest to all those who are active in water, risk and urban management.

Table of Contents

  1. Challenges in Urban Flood Management

    Chris Zevenbergen & Berry Gersonius

  2. Sustainable Measures for Flood Attenuation - Sustainable Drainage and Conveyance Systems SUDACS

    Joachim T. Tourbier & Iain White

  3. Characterisation of Urban Streams and Urban Flooding

    Ian Douglas, Mira Kobold, Nigel Lawson, Erik Pasche & Iain White

  4. Flood Modelling in Urban Rivers – The state-of-the-art and Where to go

    Erik Pasche

  5. Urban Flood Management - Simulation Tools for Decision Makers

    Peter Oberle & Uwe Merkel

  6. Flood Frequency Analysis for Extreme Events

    Félix Francés & Blanca A. Botero

  7. A Critical Review of Probability of Extreme Rainfall: Principles and Models

    Demetris Koutsoyiannis

  8. Role of Detention and Retention Basins in Stormwater Management and Environmental Protection

    Miodrag Jovanović

  9. Flood Induced Indirect Hazard Loss Estimation Models

    William Veerbeek

  10. Flood Damage Estimation and Flood Risk Mapping

    Andreas Kron

  11. Flood Risk Modelling in Urban Watercourses - Results of the European FLOWS Project

    Erik Pasche & Nicole von Lieberman

  12. Flood Repair Standars for Buildings

    Stephen L. Garvin & David J. Kelly

  13. Economic feasibility study of flood proofing domestic dwellings

    Chris Zevenbergen, Berry Gersonius, Najib Puyan & Sebastiaan van Herk

  14. Local flood defence systems in Europe

    Mitja Brilly

  15. European Flood Strategies in Support of Resilient Buildings

    David J. Kelly & Stephen L. Garvin

  16. FloReTo - Web Based Advisory Tool for Flood Mitigation Strategies for Existing Buildings

    Nataša Manojlović

  17. New Approaches to Flood Risk Management - Implications for Capacity-Building

    Joanne Tippett & Emma J. Griffiths

  18. Towards Integrated Approaches to Reduce Flood Risk in Urban Areas

    Richard Ashley, John Blanksby, Jonathan Chapman & JingJing Zhou

  19. Hydrological Modelling of Floods

    Mira Kobold

  20. An Overview of Flood Protection Barriers

    Jean-Luc Salagnac

  21. An Innovative Semi-Permanent Flood Protection Structure – Alternative to Sandbags and Supplements to Conventional Earth Embankments

    Jarle T. Bjerkholt & Oddvar G. Lindholm

  22. The English Planning System and Flood Risk Management

    Juliet Richards

  23. French Regulations for Urban Flood Management

    Nicolas-Gérard Camphuis

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply