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Urban Flood Management

1st Edition

By Chris Zevenbergen, Adrian Cashman, Niki Evelpidou, Erik Pasche, Stephen Garvin, Richard Ashley

CRC Press

340 pages

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Paperback: 9780415559447
pub: 2010-09-21
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pub: 2010-09-21
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Along with windstorms, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. Although they can often be predicted, they cause loss of life, damage and destruction, as many urban communities are located near coasts and rivers. In terms of victims, floods are responsible for more than half the deaths caused by natural catastrophes. As f

Table of Contents

Setting up The Framework: Setting The Stage for Integrated Urban Flood Management. Urban Floods. Drivers for Change: Urbanization. Climate Change: Key Uncertainties and Robust Findings. Urban Flood Risk: Hydrology of Cities. Urban Flood Risk Assessment. Responses: Responding To Flood Risk. Urban Drainage Systems. Flood Proofing the Urban Fabric. Enhancing Coping and Recovery Capacity. Towards Flood Resilient Cities: Managing For Resiliency. Capacity Building and Governance. Shelter for All.

About the Authors

Chris Zevenbergen is Professor of Flood Resilience of Urban Sytems at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, Director of the Flood Resilient Group in collaboration with Delft University of Technology and Managing Director of Business Development at DuraVermeer Group, The Netherlands. Dr. Zevebergen has Masters degree in Ecology from the Agricultural University Wageningen and a Doctorate in Environmental Engineering from the University Utrecht. He worked as a researcher on various environmental issues related to the building industry, such as environmental impact assessments, product development, emission modelling, testing procedures, building codes and guidelines in the 1980s followed by 10 years research and consultancy in environmental engineering and water management. He has a strong affinity with the ecological, socio-economic, institutional aspects of urban planning and water management. He is member of the board of the Dutch Living with Water programme and the Netherlands Water Partnership, member of the Japanese-Dutch platform on Water Management and chairman of the EU COST action C22 on Urban Flood Management. He holds several patents in the field of environmental engineering and delta-technology. On these research topics he has published about 40 articles and edited 3 books.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Flood Control
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply