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    Floodplain Management: A New Approach for a New Era (Hardback) By (author) Robert Freitag, By (author) Susan Bolton, By (author) Frank Westerlund, By (author) J.L.S. Clark

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    Description"Floodplain Management" outlines a new paradigm for flood management, one that emphasizes cost-effective, long-term success by integrating physical, chemical, and biological systems with societal capabilities. It describes our present flood management practices, which are often based on dam or levee projects that do not incorporate the latest understandings about river processes. And it suggests that a better solution is to work with the natural tendencies of the river: retreat from the floodplain by preventing future development (and sometimes even removing existing structures); accommodate the effects of floodwaters with building practices; and protect assets with nonstructural measures if possible - and with large structural projects only if absolutely necessary.

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    Floodplain Management
    A New Approach for a New Era
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Freitag, By (author) Susan Bolton, By (author) Frank Westerlund, By (author) J.L.S. Clark
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9781597266345
    ISBN 10: 1597266345

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
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    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Libri: I-TE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16830
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 31
    DC22: 333.917
    B&T Approval Code: A61151000
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    BISAC V2.8: TEC009130
    B&T Approval Code: F82365000
    DC22: 627.4, 627/.4
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    LC classification: TC423 .F635 2009
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    Thema V1.0: TNFL
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, black & white tables, maps, figures
    Island Press
    Imprint name
    Island Press
    Publication date
    26 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Robert Freitag is executive director of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup and director of the Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning & Research at the University of Washington. He has recently developed a higher education course in floodplain management for FEMA, based on the principles articulated in this book. Susan Bolton is a professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Forest Resources. Frank Westerlund is the chair of urban design planning at the University of Washington. Julie Clark is a geologist.
    Review quote
    "The authors help the reader to rethink flood 'problems' and 'opportunities' by posing questions that need to be answered for informed floodplain management decision-making in any context. With its analytic approach and numerous examples, this book will serve admirably as a text for anyone whose work involves floodplains."--Jon Kusler "educator, attorney, author of"Our National Wetlands Heritage" "