Environmental Science

Floods and Landslides: Integrated Risk Assessment

Editors: Casale, Riccardo, Margottini, Claudio (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Landslide Hazard — A Conceptual Approach in Risk Viewpoint

    Flageollet, J.-C.

    Pages 3-18

  • Flood Hazard Assessment and Mitigation

    Fattorelli, S. (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • The Recognition of Landslides

    Dikau, R.

    Pages 39-44

  • Climate Change Impact on Frequency and Distribution of Natural Extreme Events: an Overview

    Delmonaco, G. (et al.)

    Pages 45-66

  • Dendrogeomorphology in Landslide Analysis

    Fantucci, R.

    Pages 69-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Floods and Landslides: Integrated Risk Assessment
Editors
  • Riccardo Casale
  • Claudio Margottini
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-58609-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-58609-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-63664-6
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 375
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