1st Edition

Flood Hazards Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment

    388 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    388 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A 360-degree view of the response to flood risk

    As major flooding events around the world show, the impact of flooding on the built environment can cause widespread chaos. These flood events form part of a wider pattern of increasing flood frequency coupled with increased vulnerability of the built environment to flood hazard. Flood risk can unite or divide communities and the responses to potential risk can range from denial to perfect adaptation.

    Drawing on the experience of communities and experts, Flood Hazards: Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment offers guidance on managing urban flooding and flood risk. It brings together a diversity of viewpoints and experiences on flood impacts and responses from leading academics, flood restoration specialists, emergency responders, architects, planning consultants, insurers, policymakers, and community representatives. By including the perspective of the community and the views of households and businesses at risk, this volume makes a unique contribution to the literature on flood management.

    The chapter organization loosely corresponds to the phases of the disaster management cycle, covering emergency preparation and response; recovery, repair, and reconstruction; and mitigation and adaptation. Contributors examine the types of impacts and discuss forecasting and emergency warning. They describe processes and good practice in recovery of flood-damaged property from the perspectives of the insurance industry, restorers, and loss adjusters. The book also deals with business continuity, land-use planning, property-level and infrastructure protection, and urban drainage, looking at the regulation and design of the built environment as one way to reduce risk. A section on community response to flooding sheds light on the experiences of flood-affected families.

    Written for students, practitioners, and researchers in flood risk management, as well as for professionals who may encounter flood-related issues in the course of their work, this cross-disciplinary book makes a valuable contribution towards designing a future built environment that is more resilient to flood risk.

    Flooding in the Built Environment: Changing Risk and an Overview of Impacts; Jessica E. Lamond, David G. Proverbs, Colin A. Booth, and Felix N. Hammond

    Section I Impacts, Preparedness, and Emergency Response

    State of the Art of Flood Forecasting: From Deterministic to Probabilistic Approaches; Jutta Thielen, Florian Pappenberger, Peter Salamon, Konrad Bogner, Peter Burek, and Ad de Roo

    Flood Warning and Incident Management; Katherine Evans

    Impacts of Flooding in the Built Environment; Derek Bell

    Health Impacts of Flooding; Harriet Caldin and Virginia Murray

    The UK Sewer Network: Perceptions of its Condition and Role in Flood Risk; Lee French, Victor Samwinga, and David G. Proverbs

    Section II Recovery, Repair, and Reconstruction

    Flood Insurance in the United Kingdom: The Association of British Insurers’ View; Swenja Surminski

    A Practical Guide to Drying a Water-Damaged Dwelling; Bill Lakin and David G. Proverbs

    The Art of Reinstatement; Roger Woodhead

    The Development of Standards in Flood Damage Repairs: Lessons to be Learned from the United Kingdom Example; Tony Boobier

    Resilient Repair Strategy; Richard Ayton-Robinson

    Section III Mitigation and Adaptation to Flood Risk

    International Historical, Political, Economic, Social, and Engineering Responses to Flood Risk; David Crichton

    Risk Management, Adaptation, and Monetary Aspects; Annegret H. Thieken, Holger Cammerer, and Clemens Pfurtscheller

    Blue Space Thinking; Robert Barker

    Adapting and Mitigating Floods Using Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS); Susanne M. Charlesworth and Frank Warwick

    Land Use Planning Issues; Bill Finlinson

    Flood Resilience for Critical Infrastructure and Services; Ben Kidd

    Protection and Performance of Flooded Buildings; Mike Johnson

    Impacts of Flood Hazards on Small and Medium-Sized Companies: Strategies for Property-Level Protection and Business Continuity; Bingunath Ingirige and Gayan Wedawatta

    Section IV The Community Perspective

    Living with Flood: Understanding Residents’ Experiences of Recovery; Rebecca Whittle and Will Medd

    Property-Level Flood Protection: Case Studies of Successful Schemes; Mary Dhonau and Jessica E. Lamond

    Improving Community Resilience: Education, Empowerment, or Encouragement? Carly B. Rose, David G. Proverbs, Ken I. Manktelow, and Colin A. Booth

    Financial Implications of Flooding and the Risk of Flooding on Households; Jessica E. Lamond

    Why Most "At-Risk" Homeowners Do Not Protect Their Homes from Flooding; Tim Harries

    Exploring the Effect of Perceptions of Social Responsibility on Community Resilience to Flooding; Aaron Mullins and Robby Soetanto

    Lessons for the Future; Felix N. Hammond, Colin A. Booth, Jessica E. Lamond, and David G. Proverbs


    Jessica Lamond, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., is a research fellow in the Department of the Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Her areas of research specialism are in the field of flood risk management and property valuation studies. She has conducted research projects for research councils, government departments, the Environment Agency, private industry, and the RICS.

    David Proverbs, B.Sc., PG.Cert. Ed., Ph.D., FCIOB, FHEA, is Professor of Construction Management and Head of the Construction and Property Department at the University of the West of England. He has published over 200 refereed journal/conference papers, is Editor of the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, and is an editorial board member for a range of international journals.

    Colin Booth, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., PGCE, FRGS, MSEE, is a Reader in Environmental Engineering and Head of Built Environment research at the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, with a background in environmental modeling. He has an international research profile and has authored or co-authored approximately eighty scientific publications (articles and chapters) in international peer-reviewed journals and books. He is also an editorial board member for several international journals.

    Felix Hammond, B.Sc., PGCE, MBA, LLM, Ph.D., MGIS, FHEA, is a senior lecturer and a member of the Surveying and Property research group in the Department of the Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. He is a real estate economics and finance specialist with considerable experience in real estate policy and development economics related research and analysis.

    "... a very valuable contribution to knowledge on the impact of floods, covering both practical and policy issues. With climate change leading to the possible threat of more extreme flood events, this work is opportune and matches the government’s aim of encouraging communities and individuals to take more responsibility for adapting to the risks that they face. The research group at the University of Wolverhampton are to be congratulated on a timely and important volume."

    —Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Middlesex and Oxford Universities

    "This volume will provide a comprehensive context of flooding with important emergency and other management issues related to flooding. This volume will be useful to emergency managers, planners, both private and public agencies involved in emergency response, preparation, and mitigation, researchers, and students."

    —Bimal Kanti Paul, Professor, Department of Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA