1st Edition

River Basin Modelling for Flood Risk Mitigation



ISBN 9780415383448
Published January 1, 2006 by CRC Press
608 Pages

USD $315.00

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Book Description

Flooding accounts for one-third of natural disasters worldwide and for over half the deaths which occur as a result of natural disasters. As the frequency and volume of flooding increases, as a result of climate change, there is a new urgency amongst researchers and professionals working in flood risk management. River Basin Modelling for Flood Risk Mitigation brings together thirty edited papers by leading experts who gathered for the European Union’s Advanced Study Course at the University of Birmingham, UK. The scope of the course ranged from issues concerning the protection of life, to river restoration and wetland management. A variety of topics is covered in the book including climate change, hydro-informatics, hydro-meterology, river flow forecasting systems and dam-break modelling. The approach is broad, but integrated, providing an attractive and informative package that will satisfy researchers and professionals, while offering a sound introduction to students in Engineering and Geography.

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This book is broad in content, but integrated, and covers topics such as: a European perspective on flooding, climate change, rainfall and river flow forecasting systems, decision support systems, river flood hydraulics, sediment & dam-break modelling, risk & uncertainty, social issues and developments in flood forecasting and warning systems.

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