Floods and Drainage: British Policies for Hazard Reduction, Agricultural Improvement and Wetland Conservation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Floods and Drainage

British Policies for Hazard Reduction, Agricultural Improvement and Wetland Conservation, 1st Edition

By E.C. Penning-Rowsell, D. J. Parker, D.M. Harding

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220 pages

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Originally published in 1986, Floods and Drainage advanced hazard – response theory as developed mainly by the White/Burton/Kates school of researchers in North America. Based on fifteen years of research, the book rejects conventional theory’s emphasis on personal response to hazardous environments, suggesting that this seriously detracts from the institutional and political forces that are so important in the analysis of hazard responses and policies. The book also seeks to provide material of practical relevance to environmental managers and engineers, rather than to present just research results.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

List of Figures

List of Tables

1. Flood Alleviation and Agricultural Land Drainage

2. The Institutional Context

3. The Hydrologic, Hydraulic and Hydrographic Analysis of Flooding and Land Drainage Problems

4. The Economics of Flood Alleviation and Land Drainage

5. Environmental Impacts and Conservation Policies

6. Consultation: Power, Interests and Attitudes

7. Fundamentals

Bibliography

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection