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The Governance of Flood Risk Management  

Jason Thistlethwaite and Daniel Henstra

Online publication date:
Dec 2019
Natural hazards are a complex governance problem. Managing the risks associated with natural hazards requires action at all scales—from household to national—but coordinating these nested ... More

Collective Choices Affecting Natural Hazards Governance, Risk, and Vulnerability  

Thomas Thaler, David Shively, Jacob Petersen-Perlman, Lenka Slavikova, and Thomas Hartmann

Online publication date:
Oct 2019
The frequency and severity of extreme weather events are expected to increase due to climate change. These developments and challenges have focused the attention of policymakers on the ... More

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

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

Online publication date:
Mar 2019
This chapter analyzes the impacts of climate change on flood factors and extent of associated damages in the Hindu Kush (HK) region. HK mountains system is located in the west of the ... More

Natural Flood Risk Management  

Anna Murgatroyd and Simon Dadson

Online publication date:
Jan 2019
Subject:
Floods
Flooding is a natural hazard with the potential to cause damage at the local, national, and global scale. Flooding is a natural product of heavy precipitation and increased runoff. It may ... More

Risk and Resilience in the Management and Governance of Natural Hazards  

Christian Kuhlicke

Online publication date:
Jan 2019
Subject:
Floods
The management of natural hazards is undergoing considerable transformation, including the establishment of risk-based management approaches, the encouragement to govern natural hazards ... 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

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 year. ... More

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

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 effectively ... 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

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