One of the effects of global climate change is the increasing variability of extreme flood events and cyclones. Current measures to mitigate flood impacts, particularly in the urban environment, are based on previously-planned flood risk intervals and no longer provide sufficient protection. Being prepared for unexpected changes and extreme flood events asks for a paradigm shift in current strategies to avoid and manage flood disasters. In order to stem the increasing impact of urban floods, a major rethink of current planning and flood management policies and practice is required, taking into account different spatial and temporal scales. This book addresses a broad spectrum of relevant issues in the emerging field of urban flood management. It may act as a stimulus for further research and development in urban flood management while informing and engaging stakeholders in the promotion of integrated and cooperative approaches in water management. An interdisciplinary approach which will be of interest to all those who are active in water, risk and urban management.
Challenges in Urban Flood Management Chris Zevenbergen & Berry Gersonius Sustainable Measures for Flood Attenuation - Sustainable Drainage and Conveyance Systems SUDACS Joachim T. Tourbier & Iain White Characterisation of Urban Streams and Urban Flooding Ian Douglas, Mira Kobold, Nigel Lawson, Erik Pasche & Iain White Flood Modelling in Urban Rivers - The state-of-the-art and Where to go Erik Pasche Urban Flood Management - Simulation Tools for Decision Makers Peter Oberle & Uwe Merkel Flood Frequency Analysis for Extreme Events Felix Frances & Blanca A. Botero A Critical Review of Probability of Extreme Rainfall: Principles and Models Demetris Koutsoyiannis Role of Detention and Retention Basins in Stormwater Management and Environmental Protection Miodrag Jovanovic Flood Induced Indirect Hazard Loss Estimation Models William Veerbeek Flood Damage Estimation and Flood Risk Mapping Andreas Kron Flood Risk Modelling in Urban Watercourses - Results of the European FLOWS Project Erik Pasche & Nicole von Lieberman Flood Repair Standars for Buildings Stephen L. Garvin & David J. Kelly Economic feasibility study of flood proofing domestic dwellings Chris Zevenbergen, Berry Gersonius, Najib Puyan & Sebastiaan van Herk Local flood defence systems in Europe Mitja Brilly European Flood Strategies in Support of Resilient Buildings David J. Kelly & Stephen L. Garvin FloReTo - Web Based Advisory Tool for Flood Mitigation Strategies for Existing Buildings Natasa Manojlovic New Approaches to Flood Risk Management - Implications for Capacity-Building Joanne Tippett & Emma J. Griffiths Towards Integrated Approaches to Reduce Flood Risk in Urban Areas Richard Ashley, John Blanksby, Jonathan Chapman & JingJing Zhou Hydrological Modelling of Floods Mira Kobold An Overview of Flood Protection Barriers Jean-Luc Salagnac An Innovative Semi-Permanent Flood Protection Structure - Alternative to Sandbags and Supplements to Conventional Earth Embankments Jarle T. Bjerkholt & Oddvar G. Lindholm The English Planning System and Flood Risk Management Juliet Richards French Regulations for Urban Flood Management Nicolas-Gerard Camphuis