© 2011 – CRC Press
387 pages | 47 B/W Illus.
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.
"… 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
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