Flood Risk Science and Management

Flood Risk Science and Management

Editor(s): Gareth Pender, Hazel Faulkner

Published Online: 15 NOV 2010 09:38AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405186575

Online ISBN: 9781444324846

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324846

About this Book

Approaches to avoid loss of life and limit disruption and damage from flooding have changed significantly in recent years. Worldwide, there has been a move from a strategy of flood defence to one of flood risk management. Flood risk management includes flood prevention using hard defences, where appropriate, but also requires that society learns to live with floods and that stakeholders living in flood prone areas develop coping strategies to increase their resilience to flood impacts when these occur. This change in approach represents a paradigm shift which stems from the realisation that continuing to strengthen and extend conventional flood defences is unsustainable economically, environmentally,  and in terms of social equity. Flood risk management recognises that a sustainable approach must rest on integrated measures that reduce not only the probability of flooding, but also the consequences.  This is essential as increases in the probability of inundation are inevitable in many areas of the world due to climate change, while socio-economic development will lead to spiralling increases in the consequences of flooding unless land use in floodplains is carefully planned. 

Flood Risk Science and Management provides an extensive and comprehensive synthesis of current research in flood management; providing a multi-disciplinary reference text covering a wide range of flood management topics. Its targeted readership is the international research community (from research students through to senior staff) and flood management professionals, such as engineers, planners, government officials and those with flood management responsibility in the public sector. By using the concept of case study chapters, international coverage is given to the topic,  ensuring a world-wide relevance.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Introduction

  2. Part 2: Land Use and Flooding

    1. Chapter 3

      Multiscale Impacts of Land Management on Flooding (pages 39–59)

      Howard S. Wheater, Neil Mcintyre, Bethanna M. Jackson, Miles R. Marshall, Caroline Ballard, Nataliya S. Bulygina, Brian Reynolds and Zoe Frogbrook

    2. Chapter 5

      Accounting for Sediment in Flood Risk Management (pages 87–113)

      Colin Thorne, Nick Wallerstein, Philip Soar, Andrew Brookes, Duncan Wishart, David Biedenharn, Stanford Gibson, Charles Little, David Mooney, Chester C. Watson, Tony Green and Tom Coulthard

  3. Part 3: Flood Forecasting and Warning

  4. Part 4: Flood Modelling and Mitigation

    1. Chapter 13

      Integrated Urban Flood Modelling (pages 258–288)

      Adrian J. Saul, Slobodan Djordjević, čedo Maksimović and John Blanksby

  5. Part 5: Systems Modelling and Uncertainty Handling

    1. Chapter 15

      Towards the Next Generation of Risk-Based Asset Management Tools (pages 313–335)

      Paul B. Sayers, Mike J. Wallis, Jonathan D. Simm, Greg Baxter and Tony Andryszewski

    2. Chapter 16

      Handling Uncertainty in Coastal Modelling (pages 336–356)

      Dominic E. Reeve, José Horrillo-caraballo and Adrián Pedrozo-Acuña

  6. Part 6: Policy and Planning

    1. Chapter 19

      Flood Risk Communication (pages 386–406)

      Hazel Faulkner, Simon McCarthy and Sylvia Tunstall

  7. Part 7: Case Studies

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