1st Edition

Flood Handbook
Principles and Applications

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ISBN 9781138584938
February 15, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
576 Pages 207 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Principles and Applications. Arctic Flood. Arid Zones Flooding. Coastal Flooding. Disaster Recovery after Floods. Dominant Discharge of Rivers. Dynamic Curve Numbers: Concept and Application. Flood Causes and Origins. Flood Control Approaches: Structural and Non-Structural. Flood Control Structures. Flood Fighting Methods. Flood Hydrograph and Base Flow Separation. Flood Insurance. Flood Mapping. Flood Mark Applications. Flood Preparedness and Responses. Flood Spreading. Flood Water Harvesting. Fundamental Issues of Flood Hazard in the Alluvial Fan Environment. Geomorphology and Flooding. Homogenous Flooding Regions. Humans and Flood. Hydrology of Extreme Floods. Importance of 100-year Floods. Paleoflood and Historical Floods. Post-flood Field Investigations after a Major Flash Flood. River Engineering and Floods. River Flood Erosion. River Rehabilitation for Flood Protection. Sedimentation and Flooding. Snowmelt Flood Hydrology. Streamflow Gauging Station Networking. Synoptic Analysis of Flooding. Types of Drains to Prevent Flood Damage. Appendix: Computer Codes. Volume II: Analysis and Modeling. Assessment of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and Normalized Difference Sea Ice Index (NDSI) for Sea Ice Applications. Bankfull Stage and Flood Return Periods. Continuous Large-scale Simulation Models in Flood Studies. Copula Modeling in Flood Analysis. Delta Levee Breach Modelling. Determining the High Flood Risk Regions Using a Rainfall-Runoff Modeling. Differential Quadrature Method for Numerical Solution of the Diffusion Wave Model. Flash Flood Forecasting model Coupled with Ensemble Kalman Filter. Flood Data Processing and Data Mining Methods. Flood Estimation Uncertainty. Flood Forecasting and Infiltration Modelling. Flood Frequency Analysis. Flood Indices. Flood Routing in Reservoir and River Flow. Geographic Information System Mapping for Floodway Modelling. Geostatistics and Flooding. Intelligent Technology and Flood Analysis. Iterative Floodway Modelling Using HEC-RAS and GIS. L-moments Approach in Flood Analyses. Methods for Developing a Stage-Discharge Curve. Numerical Simulation of Potential Inundation. Optimum Design of Flood Control System Using Multivariate Decision Making Methods. Probable Maximum Flood and Probable Maximum Precipitation. Rainfall Runoff Modelling for Flood Forecasting. Real-Time Flood Forecasting Models. Region of Influence Approach in Flood Regionalization. Regional Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves. Regionalization of Flood Estimation. Reliability of Design Flood Estimates. Reservoir Optimization. Return Periods of Flooding. Spatial-Temporal Adjustments of Time of Concentration. Time Series Analysis of Floods. Trend Analysis of Floods. Appendix: Computer Codes. Volume III: Impacts and Management. Best Management Practices as an Alternative for Flood Control. Community Capacity in Flood Early Warning. Dam Failure Assessment for Sustainable Flood Retention Basins. Decision Support System for Flood Risk Assessment. Ecological Aspects of Flooding. Economic Analysis of Flooding. Environmental Aspects of Flood. Evaluation of Flash Flood Severity. Evaluation of Remotely Sensed Rainfall Algorithms. Extreme Flooding by a Tsunami. Flood Damage Assessments. Flood Hazard Management. Flood Plain Management. Flood Vulnerability of the River System and Short-term Mitigation Measures. Flooding Case Studies. Floods: From Risk to Opportunity. Floodwater Quality Monitoring. Guidelines for Drying Flood-Damaged Buildings. Habitat Aspects of Flooding. Health Aspects of Flooding. Impact Assessment of Extreme Storm Events. Impact of Climate Change on Flood. Impact of Urbanization on Flooding. Integrated Flood Risk Management. Land Use Management of Flooding Area. Morphometric Characteristics Impact on Floods Using Remote Sensing. Multi-Objective Reservoir Operation under Emergency Conditions. Policy and Legislation for Flooding. Resilience in Flood Event. Sea Level Rise Due to Climate Change. Social Aspects of Flooding. Stakeholder Collaboration in Flood Risk Management. Sustainability in Flood Management. Appendix: Computer Codes.

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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.