Floodplain Management

Floodplain Management : Ecologic and Economic Perspectives

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This volume clarifies and synthesizes the issues surrounding floodplain management and describes the nature of flooding, its causes, and its importance in ecosystem cycling. Floods are of great interest during periods of intense flooding, but floodplain management is not well-practiced and attempts at such management are often a source of both social conflict and harmful ecological effects. When economic and ecologic concerns collide, effective floodplain management requires that these conflicts be resolved. The text sheds light on the reasons behind these conflicts and points to solutions. This volume reviews the historical development of floodplain management policy and presents scenarios that future floodplain management may follow.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 225 pages
  • 190.5 x 266.7 x 19.05mm | 816.46g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • b&w illustrations, index
  • 0125540108
  • 9780125540100

Table of contents

The Challenge of Managing Floodplains. The Unmanageability of Floods. The Need for Floodplain Management. Defining the Public Interest. The Governments and Their Roles. Harmful Effects of Floodplain Management. The Theory of Floodplain Management. The Practice of Floodplain Management. The Mississippi and American Rivers. Scenarios for the Future.
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