Floods Book

Floods


  • Author : Dennis J. Parker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 808
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317854203

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Floods Excerpt :

Floods occur in most parts of the world and range from being welcomed annual occurrences, to natural disasters which have countless physical and societal impacts. Floods presents the most comprehensive collection to date of new research, providing a rich body of theory and experience and drawing together contributions from over fifty leading international researchers in the field. An extensive range of case-studies covering major floods and regions prone to flooding worldwide are included.

Floods Book

Floods


  • Author : Freddy Vinet
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-11-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081023846

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Floods Excerpt :

The management of flood risk seems to be facing a daunting paradox. Despite increasingly effective risk knowledge tools and the efforts of international institutions to place risk reduction at the top of the agenda, the cost of disasters continues to increase. It is also increasingly difficult to avoid the urbanization or development of potential flood zones. The fundamental issue involves determining the conditions necessary for efficient prevention by focusing on adaptability to risk, which implies coping with the risk of flooding rather than directly fighting against it or simply ignoring it. This second volume of the Floods series of books explores existing policies and tools which mitigate the impact of flooding: the construction of protective structures, the reduction of vulnerability, land use planning, the improvement of crisis management, etc. The closing chapters focus on the question of adaptation through post-flood reconstruction, integrating disaster risk reduction measures, e.g. through resilient urbanism. Presents the state-of-the-art surrounding flood issues, from the description of the phenomena, to the management of risk (dikes, dams, reducing vulnerability and management of crisis) Written by specialists, but accessible to mainstream scientists Exposes knowledge, methodologies, scientific locks and the prospects of each discipline on the theme of floods

Floods Book

Floods


  • Author : Joanne Mattern
  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-03-27
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781731620682

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Floods Excerpt :

Most of the time, water is a good thing. However, too much water can be a very dangerous thing. Floods are deadly. Every year, thousands of people around the world are killed or injured in floods. Some people drown when they are swept away by the water. Others are killed by debris in the water. It is important to learn all you can about floods so you will know how to deal with this devastating disaster. This title will allow students to describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text. • Bolded keywords • Text based questions • Content Sidebars • Disaster guide

The Great Kananaskis Flood Book

The Great Kananaskis Flood


  • Author : Gillean Daffern
  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771601580

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The Great Kananaskis Flood Excerpt :

An account of the Kananaskis flood showing the event itself, the aftermath, the assessment of damage, and the rebuilding phase. Includes photographs taken before and after the landscape changed.

Floods Book

Floods


  • Author : Peter Murray
  • Publisher : Childs World Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1996-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1567662145

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Explains how floods occur and the damage they do.

Coping with Floods Book

Coping with Floods


  • Author : Giuseppe Rossi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 776
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401110983

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Coping with Floods Excerpt :

Floods are natural hazards whose effects can deeply affect the economic and environmental equilibria of a region. Quality of life of people living in areas close to rivers depends on both the risk that a flood would occur and the reliability of flood forecast, warning and control systems. Tools for forecasting and mitigating floods have been developed through research in the recent past. Two innovations currently influence flood hazard mitigation, after many decades of lack of significant progress: they are the development of new technologies for real-time flood forecast and warning (based on weather radars and satellites) and a shift from structural to non-structural flood control measures, due to increased awareness of the importance of protecting the environment and the adverse impacts of hydraulic works on it. This book is a review of research progress booked in the improvements of forecast capability and the control of floods. Mostly the book presents the results of recent research in hydrology, modern techniques of real-time forecast and warning, and ways of controlling floods for smaller impacts on the environment. A number of case studies of floods in different geographical areas are also presented. Scientists and specialists working in fields of hydrology, environmental protection and hydraulic engineering will appreciate this book for its theoretical and practical content.

Coping With Flash Floods Book

Coping With Flash Floods


  • Author : Eve Gruntfest
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2001-01-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 0792368258

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Coping With Flash Floods Excerpt :

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Ravello, Italy, 8-17 November 1999

Floods in a Changing Climate Book

Floods in a Changing Climate


  • Author : Giuliano Di Baldassarre
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139851633

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Floods in a Changing Climate Excerpt :

Flood inundation models enable us to make hazard predictions for floodplains, mitigating increasing flood fatalities and losses. This book provides an understanding of hydraulic modelling and floodplain dynamics, with a key focus on state-of-the-art remote sensing data, and methods to estimate and communicate uncertainty. Academic researchers in the fields of hydrology, climate change, environmental science and natural hazards, and professionals and policy-makers working in flood risk mitigation, hydraulic engineering and remote sensing will find this an invaluable resource. This volume is the third in a collection of four books on flood disaster management theory and practice within the context of anthropogenic climate change. The others are: Floods in a Changing Climate: Extreme Precipitation by Ramesh Teegavarapu, Floods in a Changing Climate: Hydrological Modeling by P. P. Mujumdar and D. Nagesh Kumar and Floods in a Changing Climate: Risk Management by Slodoban Simonović.

Floods in a Changing Climate Book

Floods in a Changing Climate


  • Author : P. P. Mujumdar
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-22
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107018761

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Floods in a Changing Climate Excerpt :

Provides unique synthesis of various modeling methodologies used to aid planning and operational decision making, for academic researchers and professionals.

Urban Flood Management Book

Urban Flood Management


  • Author : Andras Szollosi-Nagy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2004-11-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 0415359988

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Urban Flood Management Excerpt :

Over the last decades the world has witnessed a growing number of floods in urban areas. Climate change and rapid urbanization will exacerbate this trend. Flooding incidents in urbanized catchments and low-lying areas, such as polders, can lead to great public concern and anxiety, and their economical impact is severe. Apart from well-known flood prevention strategies, new approaches to the accommodation of floods are needed to create robust and sustainable solutions that enable us to cope with the ever-increasing urban pressure on flood-prone areas and the uncertainties created by climate change. Urban Flood Management comprises a multidisciplinary survey of recent developments in this field. Subjects like spatial and urban planning, flood insurance, flood resilience, flood proofing techniques, risk perception and preparedness and flood forecasting are treated by authorities from Brazil, India, the USA and Europe. Urban Flood Management will provide anyone active in the fields of water, risk and urban management with the latest information and insights that were obtained with a global and multidisciplinary approach.