River basin modelling for flood risk mitigation

River basin modelling for flood risk mitigation

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Flooding accounts for one-third of natural disasters worldwide and for over half the deaths that occur as a result of natural disasters. As the frequency and volume of flooding increases, due to climate change, there is a new urgency amongst researchers and professionals working in flood risk management.River Basin Modelling for Flood Risk Mitigation brings together thirty edited papers by leading experts who gathered for the European Union's Advanced Study Course at the University of Birmingham, UK. In this book, coverage ranges in scope from issues concerning the protection of life to river restoration and wetland management. Eminent experts examine a variety of topics, including climate change, hydroinformatics, hydrometeorology, river flow forecasting systems, and dam-break modeling. They also explore risk and uncertainty issues for flood management, the social and economic impacts of flooding, and developments in flood forecasting and early warning systems. Case studies illustrate the concepts and methods presented throughout the text.With broad yet integrated coverage, River Basin Modelling for Flood Risk Mitigation is an informative and accessible reference tool for professional engineers involved with flood risk management.Delft, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Section Hydraulic Engineering. ... 671-686 Klaassen, G. J. (2002), FRIMAR: Flooding risks in mountain areas and climate change, Powerpoint presentation Klaassen, G. J., Barneveld, H.J., Peviani ... H. (2000), The impact of climate change on the river Rhine and the implications for water management on the Netherlands.

Title:River basin modelling for flood risk mitigation
Author: Donald W. Knight, Asaad Y. Shamseldin
Publisher:CRC Pr I Llc - 2005-12-12

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