Urban Flood Management: Introduction - 1st International Expert Meeting on Urban Flood Management, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Urban Flood Management

Introduction - 1st International Expert Meeting on Urban Flood Management, 1st Edition

By Andras Szollosi-Nagy, Chris Zevenbergen

CRC Press

164 pages

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Over the last decades the world has witnessed a growing number of floods in urban areas. Climate change and rapid urbanization will exacerbate this trend. Flooding incidents in urbanized catchments and low-lying areas, such as polders, can lead to great public concern and anxiety, and their economical impact is severe. Apart from well-known flood prevention strategies, new approaches to the accommodation of floods are needed to create robust and sustainable solutions that enable us to cope with the ever-increasing urban pressure on flood-prone areas and the uncertainties created by climate change. Urban Flood Management comprises a multidisciplinary survey of recent developments in this field. Subjects like spatial and urban planning, flood insurance, flood resilience, flood proofing techniques, risk perception and preparedness and flood forecasting are treated by authorities from Brazil, India, the USA and Europe. Urban Flood Management will provide anyone active in the fields of water, risk and urban management with the latest information and insights that were obtained with a global and multidisciplinary approach.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Andras Szöllösi-Nagy & Chris Zevenbergen

2. Land use & urban floods in developing countries Carlos Tucci & Adolfo Villanueva

3. Cities, lakes and floods: the case of the Green Hyderabad Project, India

Joep Verhagen

4. Co-operation within Europe on flood management and spatial planning

Roelof Moll

5. Spatial measures and instruments for flood risk reduction in selected EU countries – a quick scan Willem Oosterberg & Jasper Fiselier

6. Risk perceptance and preparedness and flood insurance Paul Baan

7. The role of private insurance companies in managing flood risks in the UK and Europe David Crichton

8. New strategies of damage reduction in urban areas proned to flood Erik Pasche & Timm Ruben Geissler

9. Flood resilience in the built environment: damage and repair Stephen Garvin

10. California climate change: hydrologic response, and flood forecasting

Norman Miller

Conclusions Andras Szöllösi-Nagy & Chris Zevenbergen

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General