Flood risk science and management / edited by Gareth Pender [and others].
Contributor(s): Pender, G. (Garry) | Wiley InterScience (Online service).Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010Description: 1 online resource (528).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444324846; 1444324845; 9781444324853; 1444324853.Subject(s): Flood control | Flood damage prevention | Risk assessment | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Hydraulics | Flood control | Flood damage prevention | Risk assessmentGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic resource.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Flood risk science and management.DDC classification: 627/.4 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Front Matter -- Colour Plates -- Introduction. Setting the Scene for Flood Risk Management / Jim W Hall, Edmund C Penning-Rowsell -- Land Use and Flooding. Strategic Overview of Land Use Management in the Context of Catchment Flood Risk Management Planning / Enda O'connell, John Ewen, Greg O'donnell -- Multiscale Impacts of Land Management on Flooding / Howard S Wheater, Neil Mcintyre, Bethanna M Jackson, Miles R Marshall, Caroline Ballard, Nataliya S Bulygina, Brian Reynolds, Zoe Frogbrook -- Managed Realignment: A Coastal Flood Management Strategy / Ian Townend, Colin Scott, Mark Dixon -- Accounting for Sediment in Flood Risk Management / Colin Thorne, Nick Wallerstein, Philip Soar, Andrew Brookes, Duncan Wishart, David Biedenharn, Stanford Gibson, Charles Little, David Mooney, Chester C Watson, Tony Green, Tom Coulthard -- A Measured Step Towards Performance-Based Visual Inspection of Flood Defence Assets / Gavin Long, Michael J Mawdesley -- Flood Forecasting and Warning. Advances in the Remote Sensing of Precipitation Using Weather Radar / Ian D Cluckie -- Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Real-Time Flood FORECASTING / Jonathan Lawry, Daniel R Mcculloch, Nicholas J Randon, Ian D Cluckie -- Real-Time Updating in Flood Forecasting and Warning / Peter C Young -- Coupling Meteorological and Hydrological Models for Real-Time Flood Forecasting / Geoff Austin, Barney Austin, Luke Sutherland-Stacey, Paul Shucksmith -- Flood Modelling and Mitigation. Data Utilization in Flood Inundation Modelling / David C Mason, Guy J-p Schumann, Paul D Bates -- Flood Inundation Modelling to Support Flood Risk Management / Gareth Pender, Sylvain Ne'elz -- Integrated Urban Flood Modelling / Adrian J Saul, Slobodan Djordjevic, cedo Maksimovic, John Blanksby -- Systems Modelling and Uncertainty Handling. Distributed Models and Uncertainty in Flood Risk Management / Keith Beven -- Towards the Next Generation of Risk-Based Asset Management Tools / Paul B Sayers, Mike J Wallis, Jonathan D Simm, Greg Baxter, Tony Andryszewski -- Handling Uncertainty in Coastal Modelling / Dominic E Reeve, Još Horrillo-caraballo, Adrìn Pedrozo-Acųa -- Policy and Planning. The Practice of Power: Governance and Flood Risk Management / Colin Green -- Stakeholder Engagement in Flood Risk Management / Colin Green, Edmund C Penning-Rowsell -- Flood Risk Communication / Hazel Faulkner, Simon McCarthy, Sylvia Tunstall -- Socio-Psychological Dimensions of Flood Risk Management / Sue Tapsell -- Assessment of Infection Risks Due to Urban Flooding / Lorna Fewtrell, Keren Smith, David Kay -- Case Studies. Modelling Concepts and Strategies to Support Integrated Flood Risk Management in Large, Lowland Basins: R̕O Salado Basin, Argentina / Rodo Aradas, Colin R Thorne, Nigel Wright -- Flood Modelling in the Thames Estuary / Jon Wicks, Luke Lovell, Owen Tarrant -- A Strategic View of Land Management Planning in Bangladesh / Ainun Nishat, Bushra Nishat, Malik Fida Abdullah Khan -- Goals, Institutions and Governance: The US Experience / Gerald E Galloway -- Index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Acceptance of the reality of climate change has introduced a further shift in flood studies and the management of flood risk. Until recently, assessment of flood hazards depended on statistical manipulation of historical records and the current pattern of land-use and economic activity in the area at risk. It is now accepted that future flood risks cannot be estimated from historical flood probabilities or current socio-economic conditions. Consequently, new approaches to flood management must rely on climate change predictions and scenarios for socio-economic change that are highly uncertain. The requirement to place the treatment of uncertainty at the heart of flood risk management places further demands on the scientists and engineers responsible for designing and delivering science and technologies capable of avoiding unacceptable increases in flood risk during the remainder of the 21st century. Conversely, the benefits of flooding to aquatic, riparian, floodplain and, particularly, wetland environments and ecosystems are being increasingly recognised. In this context, climate change impacts involving reductions in flood frequency and duration threaten many of the world's most bioproductive and diverse ecosystems, and steps to promote managed flooding become vital to conserving endangered species and their habitats. A successful flood risk management strategy will therefore minimise the adverse impacts of flooding while, at the same time, allowing for uncertainties and maximising the environmental benefits. The Flood Management Handbook provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art summary of current international research and practice in each of the following key components of flood risk management"-- Provided by publisher.
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