Floods

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

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  • Author : Freddy Vinet
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 424 pages
  • ISBN : 0081023847
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Flash Floods

Flash Floods
  • Author : Kevin Sene
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 14 December 2012
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Flash floods typically develop in a period a few hours or less and can arise from heavy rainfall and other causes, such as dam or flood defence breaches, and ice jam breaks. The rapid development, often associated with a high debris content, can present a considerable risk to people and property. This book describes recent developments in techniques for monitoring and forecasting the development of flash floods, and providing flood warnings. Topics which are discussed include rainfall and river monitoring,

Floods

Floods
  • Author : Freddy Vinet
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 November 2017
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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

Floods

Floods
  • Author : Dennis J. Parker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 August 2014
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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.

Flooded

Flooded
  • Author : Nicki Koziarz
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 16 March 2021
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Please, God, no more hard things. Nicki Koziarz knows what it's like to whisper those words to God. She understands what it feels like to be flooded by hopelessness and hard situations, wondering if it will ever stop. Hard circumstances often stir something so destructive in a soul: doubt. Through the painful loss of her mom to a brain tumor and her brother to suicide, she has learned that if doubt is left undealt with, it can cause the presence

Flood

Flood
  • Author : Stephen Baxter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 05 May 2009
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Four hostages are rescued from a group of religious extremists in Barcelona. After five years of being held captive together, they make a vow to always watch out for one another. But they never expected this. The world they have returned to has been transformed-by water. And the water is rising.

Floods and Reservoir Safety

Floods and Reservoir Safety
  • Author : Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Release : 28 October 1996
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The thirdedition has been completely revised and updated to take into account the best current research and to reflect the experience of engineers in this field. It provides authoritative guidance on flood protection standards, flood magnitude and freeboard - guidance which is essential for engineers who are responsible for the design and inspection of reservoirs.

Floods

Floods
  • Author : Joanne Mattern
  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Release : 01 August 2015
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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

Floods

Floods
  • Author : Freddy Vinet
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 27 September 2017
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In the past thirty years, knowledge on flooding has greatly increased by moving away from purely hydrological and hydraulic science and opening up to other disciplines such as economics or human and geographical sciences. It is as part of this multidisciplinary approach that this book proposes a review of current knowledge on flood risk. It starts with the ever-increasing impact of flooding in order to conceptualize and understand the constituents of risk. Although risk knowledge in modeling methods or naturalist

Floods

Floods
  • Author : Lois Sepahban
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release : 01 September 2014
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Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you�ll know all you need to know about floods! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Coping with Floods

Coping with Floods
  • Author : Giuseppe Rossi,Nilgun B. Harmanciogammalu,V. Yevjevich
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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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 Flood

The Flood
  • Author : Charles Ginenthal
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 03 December 2015
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One of the problems in Velikovskian research has been the inability to distinguish between catastrophes that occurred close in time to one another. It is also difficult to distinguish the different time frames of the worldwide floods. Immanuel Velikovsky documented mythological and geophysical evidence of a worldwide flood occurring 3,500 years ago.1 He also spoke of earlier catastrophes that produced immense global floods; such floods would have left distinctive evidence. The evidence I present is a melange of data regarding more

Floods in a Changing Climate

Floods in a Changing Climate
  • Author : Giuliano Di Baldassarre
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 22 November 2012
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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