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
Challenges in Urban Flood Management; Sustainable Measures for Flood Attenuation; Sustainable Drainage and Conveyance Systems SUDACS; Characterisation of Urban Streams and Urban Flooding; Flood Modelling in Urban Rivers; State of the Art in Flood Frequency Analysis; A Critical Review of Probability of Extreme Rainfall: Principles and Models Role of Detention and Retention; Basins in Stormwater Management and Environmental Protection; Flood-Induced Indirect Hazard Loss Estimation Models; Flood Damage Estimation and Flood Risk Mapping; Flood Risk Modelling in Urban Watercourses - Results of the European FLOWS project; Flood Repair Standards for Buildings; Economic Feasibility Study of Flood-proofing Domestic Dwellings; Local Flood Defence Systems in Europe; European Flood Strategies in Support of Resilient Buildings; New Approaches to Flood Risk Management - Implications for Capacity-building; Towards Integrated Approaches to Reduce Flood Risk in Urban Areas; Hydrological Modelling of Floods; An Overview of Flood Protection Barriers; An Innovative Semi-Permanent Flood Protection Structure - Alternative to Sandbags and Supplements to Conventional Earth Embankments; The English Planning System and Flood Risk Management; Flood Risk Management on the Loire River: a case study
R. Ashley, S. Garvin, E. Pasche, A. Vassilopoulos, C. Zevenbergen