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Flood Risk Science and Management free pdf 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.

About Gareth Pender

Gareth Pender is Professor of Environmental Engineering inthe School of the Built Environment at Heriot Watt University. Hisresearch and consultancy interests are in fluvial flooding,particularly in the development and testing of computer models topredict flood inundation extent. For the past five years hehas led the UK s Flood Risk Management Research Consortium anacademic industrial partnership - to undertake research to improveflood risk management practice worldwide.

Hazel Faulkner is a Professor of Environmental Science atthe Flood Hazard Research Centre. Whilst spending a considerablepart of her early career exploring the role of dispersive soils ingully initiation in semi-arid contexts, she has recently focused onthe challenges of translating scientific formulations of floodrisk, and communicating both risk and uncertainty effectively. She sits on the Management Committee of the UK s FloodRisk Management Research Consortium with responsibilities forintegrated activities.


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Author : Gareth Pender
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley
Data Published : 05 November 2010
ISBN : 1405186577
EAN : 9781405186575
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 528 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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