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Urban Pluvial Flooding

  • Book

  • 352 Pages
  • November 2019
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4772219

Urban Pluvial flooding: Managing the Risk in Resilient Cities covers all the main scientific and technical aspects of pluvial flooding in urban areas, including drivers, impacts and related risks. Prevention tools and methods, such as urban growth modeling, hydrological modeling and hydraulic modeling methods are explained in detail to help facilitate an understanding on how to use these tools, effectively analyze results, and form effective management plans. In addition, the book provides several case studies to illustrate how these tools and methods were deployed in the face of actual crisis.

  • Presents an interdisciplinary approach for assessing and mitigating flood risk that incorporates engineering, natural sciences and social sciences.
  • Provides a review of the inputs and components of urban pluvial flood modeling methods
  • Includes a holistic, systematic analysis of disaster risk reduction due to pluvial flooding events
  • Covers examples and results from real case studies from around the world

Table of Contents

Part 1: Challenges 1. Hydrology and hydraulics (incl. climate change) 2. Urban growth and sustainability 3. Socio-economic changes 4. Cascading effects 5. Structural and non-structural

Part 2: Prevention Tools and Methods 6. Climate projections 7. Urban growth modelling 8. Hydrological modelling 9. Hydraulic modelling 10. Impact assessment 11. Risk management

Part 3: Applications and case studies Part 4: Integration


Aronica, Giuseppe T. Prof. Giuseppe T. Aronica is Associate Professor of River Basin Management at the Department of Engineering, University of Messina, Italy with over 20 year of experience in flood, flash flood and urban flood risk management. Manojlovic, Natasa Dr. Natasa Manojlovic is a senior researcher at the Hamburg University of Technology with over 15 years of experience in the filed of urban flood risk management and resilience. Her major research interests include (urban) flood risk assessment and modelling, flood resilient concepts and strategies including nature-based solutions, hard/grey infrstructure and their combinations (hybrid solutions). Hammond, Michael Dr. Michael Hammond is an international consultant specialized in flood risk management and climate change adaptation. He is currently working for organizations such as the World Bank and World Health Organization. Chen, Albert Dr Albert Chen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, with over 15 years of experience in urban flood management. His research interests include urban drainage, hydrology and hydraulic modelling, computational fluid dynamic, flood forecasting and early warning, flood damage assessment, risk management, hazard mitigation, and resilience strategies.