1st Edition

Flood Handbook Impacts and Management

Edited By Saeid Eslamian, Faezeh A. Eslamian Copyright 2022
    564 Pages 237 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Floods are difficult to prevent but can be managed in order to reduce their environmental, social, cultural, and economic impacts. Flooding poses a serious threat to life and property, and therefore it’s very important that flood risks be taken into account during any planning process. This handbook presents different aspects of flooding in the context of a changing climate and across various geographical locations. Written by experts from around the world, it examines flooding in various climates and landscapes, taking into account environmental, ecological, hydrological, and geomorphic factors, and considers urban, agriculture, rangeland, forest, coastal, and desert areas.


    • Presents the main principles and applications of the science of floods, including engineering and technology, natural science, as well as sociological implications.
    • Examines flooding in various climates and diverse landscapes, taking into account environmental, ecological, hydrological, and geomorphic factors.
    • Considers floods in urban, agriculture, rangeland, forest, coastal, and desert areas
    • Covers flood control structures as well as preparedness and response methods.
    • Written in a global context, by contributors from around the world.

    Part I: Flood and Sustainability


    1. Sustainability in Flood Management-Fernando Alcoforado
    2. Hydrological Resilience of Large Lakes Management-Mike Ahmadi
    3. Best Management Practices as an Alternative for Food Control
    4. Part II: Flood Impact Analysis

    5. Flood Management: Status, Causes and Impact of Land Use on Flood in Brahmaputra
    6. Impact of Urbanization on Flooding
    7. Impact of Infiltration on Volume and Peak of Flood-Saeid Eslamian
    8. Impact of Bed Form on River Flow Resistance-Saeid Okhravi
    9. Catchment Morphometric Characteristics Impact on Floods Management: Role of Geospatial Technology
    10. Part III: Flood Risk Management

    11. Floods: From Risk to Opportunity-Iftekhar Ahmed
    12. Flood Risk Management in Romania- Daniel Diaconu
    13. Importance of Risk Mapping in the Processes of Spatial Planning in Spain-Jorge Olcina Cantos
    14. Reducing Flood Risk in Spain: The Role of Spatial planning, Alvaro-Francisco Morote Seguido
    15. Integrated Coastal Flood Risk Analysis-Andreas Burzel[email protected]Dilani Dassanayake
    16. River Rehabilitation For Flood Protection-Tomasz Walczykiewicz
    17. Torrential and Flash Flood Warning: General Overview and Uses of Localized Hydropower-Spyros Schismenos
    18. Part IV: Flood Hazard and Damages

    19. Flood and Building Damages-Mousa Maleki
    20. Flood Mapping, Monitoring and Damage Assessment using Geospatial Technology-Vaibhav Garg
    21. Fundamental Issues of Flood Hazard In the Alluvial Fan Environment-Jonathan Fuller
    22. Physical Vulnerability, Flood Damage, and Adjustments Examining the Factors affecting damage to Residential Buildings in Eastern
    23. Dhaka-Md Nawrose Fatemi


      Part V: Flood Erosion and Sediment

    24. River Flood Erosion and Land Development and Management-Giovanni Barrocu
    25. Debris and Solid Waste  in  Flood Plain  Management-Sama Al-Jubouri
    26. A Sedimentary Investigation into Origin and Composition of a Dam Reservoir-Hallouz Faiza
    27. Sedimentation and Geomorphological Changes during Floods: Selected Problems-Leszek Starkel
    28. Part VI: Flooding and Dam Construction

    29. Dam Failure Assessment for Sustainable Flood Retention Basins-MIklas Scholz
    30. Simulating Flood due to Dam Break-Zafer Bozkuş
    31. Modelling the Propagation of the Submersion wave in Case of a Dam Break-Bouhellala Kharfia
    32. River Restoration as Flood Impact Mitigation-Osvaldo Rezende




    Dr. Saeid Eslamian is professor of Hydrology at Isfahan University of Technology, where he heads the Hydrology Research Group in the Department of Water Engineering. His research focuses mainly on statistical and environmental hydrology and climate change. In particular, he is working on modeling and prediction of natural hazards including flood, drought, storms, wind, groundwater drawdown, and pollution for arid and semi-arid zones, particularly in urban areas. He is also a Visiting Professor at Princeton University, and University of ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
    He has contributed to more than 300 publications in books, research journals, and technical reports or papers in conferences. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of both the International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology and the Journal of Flood Engineering. He received ASCE and EWRI awards in 2009 and 2010 for his research.

    Faezeh A. Eslamian is a PhD candidate of bioresource engineering and research assistant at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is currently working on the fate and transport of phosphorus through subsurface drained farmlands. Dr. Eslamian completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, where she evaluated natural and low-cost absorbents for the removal of pollutants such as textile dyes and heavy metals. Furthermore, she has conducted research on the worldwide water quality standards, wastewater reuse, and drought guidelines.