Defence from Floods and Floodplain Management

Defence from Floods and Floodplain Management

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Defence from Floods and Floodplain Management discusses all aspects of floodplain management related to defence from floods, including specific issues such as the maintenance of flood defences, and reveals many aspects of a more holistic approach to the management of flood risk, expanding the structural/non-structural debate into prevention and cure in the floodplain and its catchment. Recent experience in many countries is recounted by experts from Hungary, Austria, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK and the USA.
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  • Hardback | 568 pages
  • 165.1 x 243.8 x 40.6mm | 1,133.99g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • XII, 568 p.
  • 0792337050
  • 9780792337058

Table of contents

I - Defence from Floods.- I.1 Operation of Water Resources Systems for Efficient Defense from Floods.- I.2 Developing Flood Defence as a Sustainable Hazard Alleviation Measure.- I.3 River Training and Defense from Floods.- I.4 Application of Expert Systems (ESs) in Defence from Floods and in Floodplain Management.- I.5 Protecting Levees against Pipings and Overtopping.- I.6 Planning Protective Measures against Seepage through Levees and Dikes.- I.7 The Concept of Seepage Failure of Levees and Causative Condition.- I.8 Forecasts Applications for Defences from Floods.- I.9 Flood Monitoring.- I.10 Urban Flood Control in Karst Areas: The Case of Rethymnon (Greece).- I.11 Ice and Flood.- I.12 Organization and Preparation for Flood Defence Activities in Hungary.- I.13 Providing Information on Floods A An Approach to the Derivation of the Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph of a Topologically Random Channel Network.- I.13 Providing Information on Floods B Statistical Tests of Probability Distributions for Long Flood Records.- II - Floodplain Management.- II 1 Operation of Flood-affecting Structures for Optimal Floodplain Management.- II 2 Principles of Floodplain Management.- II 3 The Role of Floodplain Management Planning in Changing Flood Impacts.- II 4 Modeling Tools for Floodplain Management.- II 5 River Channel Adjustment to Floodplain Management.- II 6 Input Detection by the Discrete Linear Cascade Model.- II.7 Planning and Management of Floodplain Rehabilitation - Using GIS Technology Tools.- II 8 United States Experience with Floodplain Management.- II 9 Missouri River Reservoir System Impact on the Great Flood of 1993.- II 10 The Mississippi River Basin: Crucible of National Flood Policies.- II 11 Defence from Floods and Floodplain Management in Middle-size Catchments.- II.12 Floodplain Protection and Management in Karst Areas.- II 13 Flood Risk Mapping and Analysis with Special Regards to Vulnerability of Protected Floodplain Basin.- III - Ecological and Social Aspects.- III 1 Economic Evaluation of Flood Insurance Programs.- III 2 Public Perception of Flood Risk and Flood Defence Policies.- III.3 Case Study: Risk-based Analysis of Flood Reduction Measures.- III.4 The Evolution of U.S. National Policies on Coastal Hazards.- III.5 Linkage between the Hydrological and Ecological Systems in the Floodplain.- III 6 Water Quality and River Management in the Netherlands.- III.7 Environmentally and Socially Sound Utilization of Floodplains; Some Austrian Experiences.- III.8 The Methods and Mechanisms of Establishing Consensus on Water Management Policy in the Netherlands.
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