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Floods and Landslides: Integrated Risk Assessment

Casale, Riccardo, Margottini, Claudio (Eds.)

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999, XX, 375 p.

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Scientific reserach on natural disasters is now implementing new methodologies and aproaches as consequences of: 1. mutating impact of extreme natural events in response to societal change like land use, lifelines, communications, transportation, etc.; 2. development which claim for new urban and industrial territories, often in hazard prone areas; 3. impact of modern society on natural climate variability (climate change) and con­ sequently, on spatial and temporal frequency of extreme events related to hydro­ logical cycle. As consequence of the above mentioned items it is necessary to develop a global approach to territory in order to understand reciprocous influence between climate dynamics with their extreme consequences like floods and landslides and socio-eco­ nomic development. In such a way, and in response to societal change, scientific re­ search on floods and landslides is beginning to loose the classical mono disciplinary approach and it is starting to be a science of the hydrological processes. The course on "Floods and Landslides: integrated risk assessment" held in Orvieto (Italy) 19-26 may 1996, has been organised by the European Commission specifically with the aim of transferring to young European scientists these new views, in order to contribute to a future scientific community, capable to face with the future environ­ mental problems.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » climate - climate change - environment - floods - fluvial - geomorphology - modelling - risk assessment - rivers - weather

Related subjects » Geology - Geophysics & Geodesy - Hydrogeology - Pollution and Remediation - Soil Science

Table of contents 

I Introduction — Overview, Technical Papers.- 1 Landslide Hazard — A Conceptual Approach in Risk Viewpoint.- 2 Flood Hazard Assessment and Mitigation.- 3 The Recognition of Landslides.- 4 Climate Change Impact on Frequency and Distribution of Natural Extreme Events: an Overview.- II Tools and Methodology.- 5 Dendrogeomorphology in Landslide Analysis.- 6 Rainfall and Flow Forecasting Using Weather Radar.- 7 Numerical Modelling Techniques as Predictive Tools of Ground Instability.- 8 New Applications of Monitoring Networks, Multipurpose, Cost/Benefits, Management.- 9 The Importance and the Problems of Cartography — An Example.- 10 From Meteorological Modelling to Flood Forecasting and the Management of Emergencies.- 11 Real-Time Flood Forecasting Systems: Perspectives and Prospects.- 12 Relationships Between Environment and Man in Terms of Landslide Induced Risk.- III Management and Socio-Economic Aspects.- 13 Innovative Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management.- 14 The Economical Consequences of Floods and Landslides.- 15 Socio-Economic Perspective of Developing Country Megacities Vulnerable to Flood and Landslide Hazards.- 16 The Potentialities of a Risk Disaggregation Between Vulnerability and Hazard: Example of the Relative Stability Induced for Flooding Risk Alleviation.- IV Case Studies.- 17 Landslide Hazard Investigations in the Dolomites (Italy): The Case Study of Cortina d’Ampezzo.- 18 Monitoring and Warning Systems: Methodological Approach and Case Studies.- 19 Mass Movements in Austria.- 20 Landslides and Precipitation: the Event of 4–6th November 1994 in the Piemonte Region, North Italy.- 21 Evaluation of Radar and Panchromatic Imagery for the Study of Flood and Landslide Events in Piemonte, Italy, November 1994.- 22 Longitudinal Evaluation of the Bed Load Size and of its Mobilisation in a Gravel Bed River.- 23 Morphological Changes in Mountain Rivers During a Flood Event.- 24 Methodological Approach in the Analysis of Two Landslides in a Geologically Complex Area: The Case of Varenna Valley (Ligury).

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