Floods and Drainage: British Policies for Hazard Reduction, Agricultural Improvement and Wetland Conservation, 1st Edition (e-Book) 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


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




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



About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Conservation

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1974 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of ecology and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The collection examines ecology from a broad range of disciplines, from examining the economic impact of wildlife trade on ecosystems, to studies of the biodiversity of ecosystems across mountains, forests, wetlands and the arctic. The collection includes volumes across the disciplines of biology, botany, geography and sociology. The 17 books that comprise this collection include rigorous examinations into plant ecosystems, philosophy surrounding ecological scarcity, tropical environments and the relationship between ecology and society. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse subject of ecology and the environment and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of biology and ecology, but of philosophy, sociology and economics.

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Subject Categories

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