Flood Risk Assessment and Management

How to Specify Hydrological Loads, Their Consequences and Uncertainties

Editors: Schumann, Andreas H. (Ed.)

  • Combines selected research results, framed by contemporary descriptions of meteorological base of flood forecasts, regionalization, etc.
  • The contributors are the leading scientists in the field
  • A comprehensive, interdisciplinary and practically orientated book of topical scientific interest
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About this book

This book examines many aspects of flood risk management in a comprehensive way. As risks depend on hazard and vulnerabilities, not only geophysical tools for flood forecasting and planning are presented, but also socio-economic problems of flood management are discussed.

Starting with precipitation and meteorological tools to its forecasting, hydrological models are described in their applications for operational flood forecasts, considering model uncertainties and their interactions with hydraulic and groundwater models. With regard to flood risk planning, regionalization aspects and the options to utilize historic floods are discussed. New hydrological tools for flood risk assessments for dams and reservoirs are presented. Problems and options to quantify socio-economic risks and how to consider them in multi-criteria assessments of flood risk planning are discussed. This book contributes to the contemporary efforts to reduce flood risk at the European scale. Using many real-world examples, it is useful for scientists and practitioners at different levels and with different interests.

About the authors

Prof. Andreas Schumann studied hydrology and water management at the Technical University, Dresden. From 1981 to 1988 he held different positions in water management authorities: district hydrologist, head of a department and vice-director. From 1989 to 2001 he was a senior lecturer for Hydrology and Water Management at the Ruhr- University Bochum. Since 2001 he has the chair for Hydrology, Water Management and Environmental Techniques at the Ruhr- University Bochum, Germany. Prof. Schumann is Vice-President of ICWRS (Water Resource Systems) of International Association of Hydrological Sciences.

 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction – Hydrological Aspects of Risk Management

    Schumann, Andreas H.

    Pages 1-10

  • Uncertainties in Weather Forecast – Reasons and Handling

    Schüttemeyer, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 11-33

  • Interpolation of Precipitation for Flood Modelling

    Haberlandt, Uwe

    Pages 35-52

  • Framing Uncertainties in Flood Forecasting with Ensembles

    Schumann, Andreas H. (et al.)

    Pages 53-76

  • Design of Artificial Neural Networks for Flood Forecasting

    Cullmann, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-8983-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flood Risk Assessment and Management
Book Subtitle
How to Specify Hydrological Loads, Their Consequences and Uncertainties
Editors
  • Andreas H. Schumann
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9917-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9917-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9916-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8983-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 279
Topics