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Flood Resilient Construction and Adaptation of Buildings  

David Proverbs and Jessica Lamond

Online publication date:
Dec 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Adaptation, Recovery, Resilience, Floods
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

Glacier Retreat and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs)  

Adam Emmer

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Apr 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Floods, Glacial Lake Outburst (GLOFs)
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

Online publication date:
May 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Floods, Convective Storms
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

Livelihoods in Bangladesh Floodplains  

Parvin Sultana and Paul Thompson

Online publication date:
Jun 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Case Studies, Floods
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

Societal Impacts of Flood Hazards  

Philip Bubeck, Antje Otto, and Juergen Weichselgartner

Online publication date:
Jun 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Floods
Floods remain the most devastating natural hazard globally, despite substantial investments in flood prevention and management in recent decades. Fluvial floods, such as the ones in ... More

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