The four parts of this book - The Problem, Managing the Problem (Mitigation), Managing the Problem (Warnings and Technology), and Related Hazards - is a collaborative effort across different boundaries and disciplines, identifying key challenges, areas of progress and opportunities. The book emphasises that it is the social science links that need most attention, viz., research on warnings, warning response and risk communication. Further, the work must be seen in the context of sustainable policies, so that economic growth is not compromised and a longer term outlook is adopted.
Part I The problem - definitions, vulnerabilities; dealing with flash foods- contemporary issues and future possibilities, E. Gruntfest, J. Handmer; impacts of flash floods, M.S. Petersen; role of education in reducing flash flood effects, M. Siudak; hydrometeorology of flash floods, M. Kelsch, et al; GIS and social vulnerability analysis, B.E. Montz, T.A. Evans; flash flood mitigation in Uganda, equatorial East Africa, M. Farah; a study of the knowledge and behaviour of Brzesko inhabitants after the flood in 1997, R. Bogdanska-Warmuz; features of flash floods within plain and mountain territory of Ukraine, O. Udovyk, Y. Yakovlev; a hydro-social modelling approach for flash flooding alleviation, J. Ganoulis. Part II Managing the Problem - mitigation; warning systems for flash floods - research needs, opportunities and trends, J. Handmer, et al; local flood hazard reduction plans in Poland - problems and perspectives, R. Konieczny, et al; the integrated approach to flash flood management, M. Brilly; the effectiveness of engineering geology in coping with flash floods - a systems approach,S.G. Skias; assessing the effects and effectiveness of flash flood mitigation strategies, B.E. Montz. Part III Managing the problem - warnings and technology: the killer tornado outbreak of 3 May 1999 - applications of OK-first in rural communities, K.C. Crawford, D.A. Morris; revelations from 21 years of providing flash flood warning support. (Part contents).