Sustainable Natural Hazard Management in Alpine Environments

Editors: Veulliet, Eric, Stötter, Johann, Weck-Hannemann, Hannelore (Eds.)

  • Improves strategies and results for coping with extreme flooding
  • Damage potential quantification and other socio-economic factors
  • Minimizing the risks related to alpine natural hazards with new computer-based technologies
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About this book

In the recent past a marked increase of the damages caused by natural hazard processes has been documented, for example by the Munich Re-Insurance. On a regional scale, a similar development can be observed in mountain regions such as the Alps, where it is particularly a rise in flood events that has caused the maximum amount of economic damage. Three major aspects may help to explain this phenomenon: The changing frequency-magnitude relationship of the natural hazard processes, the multiplication of the damage potential due to the socio-economic change, and the non-adequate way of coping with the changing risk by the official authorities. As a consequence, this book tries to address key questions related to these developments and to give answers to these problems. Question 1: How can the strategies for coping with the rise in extreme flooding be improved? Question 2: How can the damage potential and other socio-economic aspects be quantified? Question 3: How can new computer based technologies contribute to minimizing the risks related to alpine natural hazards? An initial chapter gives an overview of the global change aspects of natural hazards and their related risks. While three chapters outline answers to question 1, four chapters discuss question 2. Five chapters give examples of new technologies.

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“This edited book, which comprises 13 chapters, provides an overview of the projects conducted at alpS–Centre for Natural Hazard and Risk Management during the period 2002-2008. … there is plenty to appeal to those interested in natural hazard management, including the fact that the book provides an overview of some of the German-language literature published in this area. … It would make a useful addition to any university library.” (Des McDougall, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 30 (3), August, 2010)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Global Change and Natural Hazards: New Challenges, New Strategies

    Stötter, J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Flood Forecasting for the River Inn

    Senfter, S. (et al.)

    Pages 35-67

  • Runoff and bedload transport modelling for flood hazard assessment in small alpine catchments - the PROMABGIS model

    Rinderer, M. (et al.)

    Pages 69-101

  • Modelling peak runoff in small Alpine catchments based on area properties and system status

    Geitner, C. (et al.)

    Pages 103-134

  • Process-based investigations and monitoring of deep-seated landslides

    Zangerl, C. (et al.)

    Pages 135-178

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Hardcover $239.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Natural Hazard Management in Alpine Environments
Editors
  • Eric Veulliet
  • Johann Stötter
  • Hannelore Weck-Hannemann
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03229-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03229-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03228-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42475-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 403
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