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Flood Problem and Management in South Asia

Editors: Mirza, M. Monirul Qader, Dixit, Ajaya, Nishat, Ainun (Eds.)

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Flood Problem and Management in South Asia focuses on both the hazard and the vulnerability aspects of floods. This book addresses floods in South Asia from a multidisciplinary approach. The characteristics and nature of the flood problem and its management aspects are examined. It is suggested that flood control and management focused on structural solutions using embankments and reservoirs are insufficient. Effective solutions must go beyond structural measures and require major restructuring of both legal systems and institutions responsible for management. For those people living in the vast flood plains of South Asia to be able to overcome social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities, an adaptive approach to management of flood risks that identifies specific strategies is needed.

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The book is undoubtedly of considerable interest to flood experts. It refers to the most difficult area of the globe, where flood hazard is very far from being satisfactorily controlled. It is necessary to live with floods and try to minimize damage. The book is a valuable source of information and data on floods, flood damage and flood protection and management. Also the list of references is useful and comprehensive.

(Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz in Hydrological Sciences Journal, 49: 5, October 2004)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Hydrometeorological Aspects of Floods in India

    Pages 1-33

    Dhar, O. N. (et al.)

  • Three Recent Extreme Floods in Bangladesh: A Hydro-Meteorological Analysis

    Pages 35-64

    Mirza, M. Monirul Qader

  • Geomorphic Effects of Monsoon Floods on Indian Rivers

    Pages 65-84

    Kale, Vishwas S.

  • The Disastrous Flood of 1998 and Long Term Mitigation Strategies for Dhaka City

    Pages 85-99

    Faisal, I. M. (et al.)

  • Floodplain Residents’ Preferences for Water Level Management Options in Flood Control Projects in Bangladesh

    Pages 101-129

    Rasid, Harun (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flood Problem and Management in South Asia
Editors
  • M. Monirul Qader Mirza
  • Ajaya Dixit
  • Ainun Nishat
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0137-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0137-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1068-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6197-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 210
Additional Information
Reprinted from NATURAL HAZARDS, 28:1
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