2012 | ISBN: 0415621445 | English | 460 Pages | PDF | 8 MB
Flood risk management policy across the European Union is changing, partly in response to the EU Floods Directive & partly because of new scientific approaches & research findings. It involves a move towards comprehensive flood risk management, which requires bringing the following fields/domains closer together: the natural sciences, social sciences & arts; science, policy & practice; & engineering, spatial planning & governance. Naturally, this involves preventive fl ood risk management & flood event management, as well as learning from the past & considering future global change.
Comprehensive Flood Risk Management includes about 200 contributions drawn from the 2nd European Conference on Flood Risk Management FLOODrisk2012 (Rotterdam, the Netherl&s, 19-23 November 2012). This conference provided a forum for scientists, policy makers, researchers, & practitioners to discuss the practical implications of the latest research findings & to inventory which questions the research community still needs to answer.
FLOODrisk2012, the successor of the 2008 conference held in Oxford, UK, was the initiative of Deltares, Delft, the Netherl&s. Comprehensive Flood Risk Management includes the latest results of numerous projects issuing from the European Commission's Sixth & Seventh Framework Programmes, as well as results of many other national & international research projects from Europe & elsewhere in the world. The book features contributions from natural & social sciences, engineering & spatial planning, as well as practical experiences of policy makers & designers, & covers all aspects of fl ood risk assessment & management: hydraulic loads, reliability of defences & their monitoring, flood hazard analysis, inundation modelling, hazard & risk mapping, estimating economic damage & loss-of-life & integrated flood risk analysis, as well as flood protection, damage & exposure reduction, reducing social vulnerability, policy instruments (zoning, regulations), integrated flood risk management planning & long-term planning for global change, flood prediction & early warning, evacuation & rescue & other aspects of flood event management. Finally, the book discusses risk communication, participatory planning, governance issues, & experiences with the EU Floods Directive.
Comprehensive Flood Risk Management will be of interest to a readership ranging from scientists to practitioners involved in fl ood risk management, & consisting of researchers, consultants, engineers, spatial planners, postgraduate lecturers, students, civil servants, & policy makers.