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Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change-Related Flood Risks  

Brenden Jongman, Hessel C. Winsemius, Stuart A. Fraser, Sanne Muis, and Philip J. Ward

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Feb 2018
The flooding of rivers and coastlines is the most frequent and damaging of all natural hazards. Between 1980 and 2016, total direct damages exceeded $1.6 trillion, and at least 225,000 ... More

Climatology of Flooding in the United States  

Gabriele Villarini and Louise Slater

Online publication date:
Mar 2017
Subject:
Floods
Flood losses in the United States have increased dramatically over the course of the past century, averaging US$7.96 billion in damages per year for the 30-year period ranging from 1985 to ... More

Evolution of Strategic Flood Risk Management in Support of Social Justice, Ecosystem Health, and Resilience  

Paul Sayers

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May 2017
Throughout history, flood management practice has evolved in response to flood events. This heuristic approach has yielded some important incremental shifts in both policy and planning ... More

Flood Insurance and Flood Risk Reduction  

Swenja Surminski

Online publication date:
Jun 2018
Subject:
Floods
The rapid increase in losses from flooding underlines the importance of risk reduction efforts to prevent or at least mitigate the damaging impacts that floods can bring to communities, ... More

Flood Resilient Construction and Adaptation of Buildings  

David Proverbs and Jessica Lamond

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Dec 2017
Flood resilient construction has become an essential component of the integrated approach to flood risk management, now widely accepted through the concepts of making space for water and ... More

Flood Risk Analysis  

Bruno Merz

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Mar 2017
Floods affect more people worldwide than any other natural hazard. Flood risk results from the interplay of a range of processes. For river floods, these are the flood-triggering processes ... More

Flood Warning Systems and Their Performance  

Dennis John Parker

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Mar 2017
Humankind is becoming increasingly dependent on timely flood warnings. Dependence is being driven by an increasing frequency and intensity of heavy rainfall events, a growing number of ... More

Glacier Retreat and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs)  

Adam Emmer

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Apr 2017
Glacier retreat is considered to be one of the most obvious manifestations of recent and ongoing climate change in the majority of glacierized alpine and high-latitude regions throughout ... More

Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding  

Russ S. Schumacher

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May 2017
Heavy precipitation, which in many contexts is welcomed because it provides the water necessary for agriculture and human use, in other situations is responsible for deadly and destructive ... More

Hydrodynamic Modeling of Urban Flood Flows and Disaster Risk Reduction  

Brett F. Sanders

Communities facing urban flood risk have access to powerful flood simulation software for use in disaster-risk-reduction (DRR) initiatives. However, recent research has shown that flood ... More

Impact of Climate Change on Flood Factors and Extent of Damages in the Hindu Kush Region  

Atta-ur Rahman, Shakeel Mahmood, Mohammad Dawood, and Fang Chen

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Livelihoods in Bangladesh Floodplains  

Parvin Sultana and Paul Thompson

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Jun 2017
Floodplains are ecologically diverse and important sources of livelihood for rural people. Bangladesh is one of the most floodplain-dominated countries and supports the highest density of ... More

Measuring Flood Discharge  

Marian Muste and Ton Hoitink

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Aug 2017
With a continuous global increase in flood frequency and intensity, there is an immediate need for new science-based solutions for flood mitigation, resilience, and adaptation that can be ... More

Ontological Security and Natural Hazards  

Tim Harries

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Sep 2017
People not only want to be safe from natural hazards; they also want to feel they are safe. Sometimes these two desires pull in different directions, and when they do, this slows the ... More

Real-Time Flash Flood Forecasting  

Jonathan J. Gourley and Robert A. Clark III

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Apr 2018
Flash floods are one of the world’s deadliest and costliest weather-related natural hazards. In the United States alone, they account for an average of approximately 80 fatalities per ... More

Remote Sensing of Floods  

Guy J.-P. Schumann

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Apr 2017
Subject:
Floods
For about 40 years, with a proliferation over the last two decades, remote sensing data, primarily in the form of satellite and airborne imagery and altimetry, have been used to study ... More

Risk and Resilience in Management and Governance Processes  

Christian Kuhlicke

Subject:
Floods
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

The Role of Intermediaries in Flood Risk Management  

Matilda Becker

Online publication date:
Jan 2018
Subject:
Floods
Flood Risk Management (FRM) calls for stakeholders from multiple technical and social spheres to plan and implement policies and actions to manage flooding successfully. To work ... More

Scalar Politics in Flood Risk Management and Community Engagement  

Thomas Thaler

Recent extreme hydrological events (e.g., in the United States in 2005 or 2012, Pakistan in 2010, and Thailand in 2011) revealed increasing flood risks due to climate and societal change. ... More

Scaling Theory of Floods for Developing a Physical Basis of Statistical Flood Frequency Relations  

Vijay Gupta

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Sep 2017
Prediction of floods at locations where no streamflow data exist is a global issue because most of the countries involved don’t have adequate streamflow records. The United States ... More

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