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Flood Risk Management in Europe

Innovation in Policy and Practice

Begum, Selina, Stive, Marcel J.F., Hall, Jim W. (Eds.)

2007, XVI, 534p. 164 illus., 14 illus. in color.

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  • Brings together 25 peer reviewed articles on technical, socio-economic, environmental and policy aspects of flood risk management
  • Emerging technologies are presented and several future challenges are identified

In recent years major floods have occurred across Europe causing serious damages and huge financial implications. Flood risk and vulnerability is increasing with increased frequency of occurrence of extreme events due to climate change, changes in land-use, encroachment into floodplains and increasing economic value of assets and businesses. Human lives, property, environment and socio-economics are at increasing risk due to flooding. Recent alarming events in Central Europe, UK and The Netherlands have provided renewed impetus to the development of improved policies and techniques for flood risk management across Europe. Sharing of knowledge and understanding of the practical problems, dilemmas and challenges will aid in the development and implementation of new technologies and strategies of the challenging issues of flood risk management in Europe.

This valuable edition brings together 26 peer reviewed articles on technical, socio-economic, environmental and policy aspects of flood risk management. These articles contribute to the five sections with the general themes: i) flood risk management practice, ii) flood events and impacts, iii) flood analysis and modelling iv) flood forecasting and v) flood risk management policy. Some emerging technologies are presented and several future challenges are identified.

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This book will be of interest to engineers, scientists, planners, policy-makers, researchers, insurance industry and all the practitioners involved in flood risk management, and its sub-disciplines in engineering, hydrology, environmental studies, coastal management, economics and public policy.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Environment - Europe - Flood forecasting - Flood hazard - Flood modelling - Flood risk - Map - Policy - Rain - Scale - climate change - development - hydrology

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Environmental Management - Hydrogeology - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Water Policy, Governance, and Management

Table of contents 

Section I: Flood Risk Management Practice Decision-making for flood-threatened properties I. Kelman The influence of floodplain compartmentalization on flood risk within the Rhine-Meuse delta D. Alkema and H. Middelkoop OSIRIS – an example of citizen-oriented technology development in the area of dissemination of information on flood risk management M. Erlich Evolving concepts in flood risk management: searching for a common language K. de Bruijn, C. Green, C. Johnson and L. McFadden COMRISK – a transnational project of public authorities on coastal risk management J.L.A. Hofstede Dike investigations using geophysical methods – Techniques for the future? R. Morawetz, J. Schön, C. Wohlfart and M. Röck Section II: Flood Events and Impacts The environmental impact of flooding of the Dutch ‘Delta-Metropole’ L.C.P.M. Stuyt, J.E.A. Reinders, E.E. van der Hoek, E.G.M. Hermans, M. de Muinck Keizer and J. Icke Structural economic effects of large-scale inundation: A simulation of the Krimpen Dike breakage M. Bockarjova, A.E. Steenge, A. Van der Veen A method to estimate loss of life caused by large-scale floods in the Netherlands N.E.M. Asselman and S.N. Jonkman Automation of flood contingency plans: benefits and implementation experiences J.-J.Flikweert, C. Coremans, K. de Gooijer, L. Wentholt Section III: Flood Analysis and Modelling The IMPACT European research project on flood propagation in urban areas: experimental and numerical modelling of the influence of buildings on the flow S. Soares Frazao, F. Alcrudo, J. Mulet, B. Noël, G. Testa and Y.Zech Sustainable development and flood risk –Reducing uncertainty (Bristol city re-development case study) M. Pinnell Flood risk mapping at the local scale: Concepts and challenges B. Merz, A.H. Thieken and M. Gocht Flood modelling and the August 2002 flood in the Czech Republic P. Sklenár, E. Zeman, J. Špatka and P. Tachecí Seasonal rainfall and flow trends within three catchments in South-West England D. Han Propagation of discharge uncertainty in a flood damage model for the Meuse River Y. Xu, M.J. Booij and A.E. Mynett A stochastic model for simulating long time series of river-mouth discharge and sediment load R. Hoogendoorn and G.J. Weltje Section IV: Flood Forecasting Forecasting flash floods with an operational model: application in the south-east of France (Gard) P.A. Ayral, S. Sauvagnargues-Lesage, S. Gay and F. Bressand Flood forecasting for the Upper and Middle Odra river basin M. Butts, A. Dubicki, K. Stronska, G. Jørgensen, A. Nalberczynski, A. Lewandowski and T. van Kalken Flood forecasting in the Anglian Region: User-driven development towards forecasting flood risk D.E. Cadman, D.A. Price and M.B. Butts Flood forecasting model selection: A structured approach K.A. Tilford, K.J. Sene and R. Khatibi Numerical modelling in coastal flood forecasting and warning in England and Wales K. Hu, and C. Wotherspoon Section V: Flood Risk Management Policy Reflections on the challenges of EU policy-making with view to flood risk management: actors, processes and the acquis communautaire A.L. Vetere Arellano, A. de Roo and J.-P. Nordvik On

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