1st Edition

Changes in Flood Risk in Europe

Edited By Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz Copyright 2012
    544 Pages
    by CRC Press

    536 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This book delivers a wealth of information on changes in flood risk in Europe, and considers causes for change. The temporal coverage is mostly focused on post-1900 events, reflecting the typical availability of data, but some information on earlier flood events is also included.

    Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz


    Changes in Flood Risk – Setting the Stage
    Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, Erich J. Plate, Harvey J. E. Rodda, John C. Rodda, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber & Witold G. Strupczewski

    Catalogue of Large Floods in Europe in the 20th Century
    Adam Choryński, Iwona Pińskwar, Wolfgang Kron, G. Robert Brakenridge & Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz

    Large-scale Flooding in Europe, 1961–2005
    Christel Prudhomme, Simon Parry, Marie Genevier, Jamie Hannaford & Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz

    Changing Floods in Europe
    Iwona Pińskwar, Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, Pascal Peduzzi, G. Robert Brakenridge, Kerstin Stahl & Jamie Hannaford

    Changes in Intense Precipitation in Europe
    Olga Zolina

    Historical Floods in Europe in the Past Millennium
    Rudolf Brázdil, Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, Gerardo Benito, Gaston Demarée, Neil Macdonald & Lars A. Roald


    Floods in Austria
    Günter Blöschl, Ralf Merz, Juraj Parajka, José Salinas & Alberto Viglione

    Floods in the Czech Republic
    R. Brázdil, L. Řezníčková, M. Havlíček & L. Elleder

    Floods in France
    Ignazio Giuntoli, Benjamin Renard & Michel Lang

    Flood Risk from a Holistic Perspective – Observed Changes in Germany
    Fred F. Hattermann, Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, Shaochun Huang, Tobias Vetter, Wolfgang Kron, Olaf Burghoff, Bruno Merz, Axel Bronstert, Valentina Krysanova, Friedrich-Wilhelm Gerstengarbe, Peter Werner & Ylva Hauf

    Floods in Greece
    D. Koutsoyiannis, N. Mamassis, A. Efstratiadis, N. Zarkadoulas & I. Markonis

    Floods in Iceland
    Árni Snorrason, Bergur Einarsson, Emmanuel Pagneux, Jórunn Harðardóttir, Matthew J. Roberts, Oddur Sigurðsson, Óðinn Thórarinsson, Philippe Crochet, Tómas Jóhannesson & Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson

    Flood Risk in Italy
    Paola Salvati, Cinzia Bianchi, Mauro Rossi & Fausto Guzzetti

    Floods in The Netherlands
    J. K. Vrijling

    Floods in Norway
    Lars Andreas Roald

    Floods in Poland
    Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, Andrzej Dobrowolski, Halina Lorenc, Tadeusz Niedźwiedź, Iwona Pińskwar & Piotr Kowalczak

    Floods in Switzerland
    Petra Schmocker-Fackel & Felix Naef

    Flood Risk in the UK: Evidence of Change and Management Responses
    Jamie Hannaford & Jim W. Hall

    Floods in the Alpine Areas of Europe
    Antoine Bard, Benjamin Renard & Michel Lang

    Floods in the Iberian Peninsula
    Gerardo Benito & Maria J. Machado


    Detection of Changes
    Sheng Yue, Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz & Linghui Wang

    Detection and Attribution of Climate Change and Its Impacts
    Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz & Wolfgang Cramer

    Detection and Attribution of Changes in Water Resources
    Dieter Gerten, Wolfgang Lucht & Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz

    Detection and Attribution of Changes in Flood Hazard and Risk
    Bruno Merz, Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, Jose Delgado, Yeshewa Hundecha & Heidi Kreibich

    Changing Flood Risk – A Re-insurer’s Viewpoint
    Wolfgang Kron

    Projections of Flood Risk in Europe
    Christel Prudhomme, Jennifer Williamson, Simon Parry & Jamie Hannaford


    Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz is an authority on floods and climate change, works closely with the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change), is a member of the Advisory Board on the Environment of the European Union Seventh Framework Programme, and is the co-editor of Hydrological Sciences Journal. He is a Corresponding Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), Professor of Earth Sciences and Head of the Department of Climate and Water Resources at the Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, PAS, Poznan, Poland, and an associate of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany.

    The book provides challenging data for an audience whose interest is in controlling water and perhaps, especially, for those involved with the “Building – Working – Engineering with Nature” movements.

    The stated aim of the book is to make as much national information as possible available to a broad, international readership so that comparisons, syntheses and knowledge exchange can lead to a better understanding of what future flood risks may be and how we can best prepare for them.

    Terra et Aqua, Number 128, September 2012, p30