Floods 2

  • ID: 4288462
  • Book
  • 280 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Floods 2: Risk Management presents the state-of-the-art of the scientific issues surrounding the problem of floods. Chapters are written by specialists, but remain accessible to the common scientist with content that is valuable to other disciplines, students and risk managers. The book's aim is to promote cross disciplinary dialogue between sciences and institutions in charge of flood risk management (hydrology, hydraulic modeling, sociology and crisis management).

  • Presents the state-of-the-art surrounding flood issues, from the description of the phenomena, to the management of risk (dikes, dams, reducing vulnerability and management of crisis)
  • Written by specialists, but accessible to mainstream scientists
  • Exposes knowledge, methodologies, scientific locks and the prospects of each discipline on the theme of floods
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1. Floods in France in the eyes of environmental history: first analyses
2. The French "model" of flood prevention: the role of local communities facing to State authority
3. Management and safety of flood protection systems
4. Planning behind flood defenses: options and strategies
5. Flood and land law: from the preventive planning to the administrative and penal responsibility
6. Retrofitting buildings
7. Is the watershed an ideal area to manage flood risk?
8. Sustainable management of territories under the risk of flooding: Some international experiences
9. Societal choices in flood risk management, from individual responsibility to national policy: international comparisons (Netherlands, France, UK, US, Japan)
10. Sustainable flood memories: developing concept, process, and practice in flood risk management
11. Integration of a human-centered approach in flood risk management
12. Specificities of flood events
13. Supports and challenges for flood warning in France
14. From citizens to informal acts: a new place for citizens-captors?
15. Emergence and supports of crowdsourcing and crowdmapping
16. Operational flood management: Answer to any situation
17. Tools for local flood crisis management: community Emergency Operations Plan, state-of-the-art, advantages, blockages
18. Anticipating or coping: Behaviors in the face of flash flood events
19. Disaster memory as a mean to enhance resilience
20. Risk transfer (insurance) and financial management of flood risks
21. Economical assessment of flood management policies
22. The management of flood waste
23. Post-disaster reconstruction and recovery process: an opportunity to better cope with flooding
24. Towards a flooding-adapted town planning?
25. Flood risk management: failure or success?
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Vinet, Freddy
Freddy Vinet is Professor of Geography at Paul Valéry University in Montpellier, France and co-director of the Gestion des catastrophes et des risques naturels Masters course. His research focuses on the vulnerability of populations faced with flooding and the evaluation of prevention measures.
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