Managing Flood Risk

Innovative Approaches from Big Floodplain Rivers and Urban Streams

Editors: Serra-Llobet, A., Kondolf, G.M., Schaefer, K., Nicholson, S. (Eds.)

  • Offers an accessible overview of key advances in contemporary flood risk management in the USA and Europe
  • Presents the experiences of practitioners involved in the ‘front lines’ of the transition from conventional ‘flood control’ to flood risk management
  • Highlights the differences in approaches to governance of floods and flood risks between American and European contexts
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About this book

The past half century has seen an evolution in thinking from ‘flood control’ to ‘flood risk management’, recognizing that risk results from both hazard and vulnerability. Rather than rely only on engineering structures to reduce flood magnitude or extent, recent policies emphasize avoiding construction in flood-prone areas (or moving people from floodplains), reducing impacts on exposed populations through early warning systems, and insurance to aid in recovery. Implementing this new approach faces many challenges but also offers opportunities for synergies, as described in this book for a range of large floodplain rivers and smaller urban streams across North America and Europe. This book is unique in presenting the voices of those on the front lines of implementing a new paradigm in flood risk management, each river with a unique set of challenges and opportunities derived from its specific geography as well as differences in governance between the American and European contexts.   

About the authors

Anna Serra-Llobet is Director of the Sustainable Floodplains Project at the Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA and Research Fellow at the IMéRA Institut d’Etudes Avancées, Université Aix-Marseilles, France.

G. Mathias Kondolf is Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning at the University California Berkeley, USA and EURIAS Research Fellow at Collegium - Lyon Institut d’Etudes Avancées, Université de Lyon, France.

Kathleen Schaefer is a Researcher at the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, University of California, Berkeley, USA, and recently retired  from the post of Regional Engineer for Region IX of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Scott Nicholson is a Researcher at the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, University of California, Berkeley, USA, and a Senior Policy Advisor and Analyst at the US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington DC.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Serra-Llobet, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Managing Floods in Large River Basins in the USA: The Mississippi River

    Shadie, Charles E. (et al.)

    Pages 11-41

  • Managing Floods in Large River Basins in the USA: The Sacramento River

    Mayer, Rod (et al.)

    Pages 43-73

  • Managing Floods in Large River Basins in Europe: The Rhine River

    Schmitt, Laurent (et al.)

    Pages 75-89

  • Managing Floods in Mediterranean-Climate Urban Catchments: Experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area (California, USA) and the Tagus Estuary (Portugal)

    Pinto, Pedro (et al.)

    Pages 93-133

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71673-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71672-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Flood Risk
Book Subtitle
Innovative Approaches from Big Floodplain Rivers and Urban Streams
Editors
  • Anna Serra-Llobet
  • G. Mathias Kondolf
  • Kathleen Schaefer
  • Scott Nicholson
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71673-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71673-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71672-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 164
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations
Topics