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This book deals with many aspects of flood risk management in a comprehensive way. As risks depend on hazard and vulnerabilities, not only are geophysical tools for flood forecasting and planning presented, but also socio-economic problems of flood management. Hydrological models are described in their applications for operational flood forecasts whilst new hydrological tools for flood risk assessments for dams and reservoirs are also presented.
Preface.- 1. Hydrological aspects of risk management.- Uncertainties in weather forecast - reasons and handling.- 3. Interpolation of precipitation for flood modelling.- 4. Framing uncertainties in flood forecasting with ensembles.- 5. Design of artificial neural networks for flood forecasting.- 6. Advances in regionalising flood probabilities.- 7. Rainfall generators for application in flood studies.- 8. Copulas - New Risk Assessment Methodology for Dam Safety.- 9. Hydraulic Modelling.- 10. Groundwater -- the Subterranean Part of Flood Risk.- 11. Quantification of socio-economic flood risks.- 12. Application of scenarios and multi-criteria decision making tools in flood polder planning.- Index.
Prof. Andreas Schumann studied hydrology and water management at the Technical University, Dresden. From 1981 to 1988 he held different positions in water management authorities: district hydrologist, head of a department and vice-director. From 1989 to 2001 he was a senior lecturer for Hydrology and Water Management at the Ruhr- University Bochum. Since 2001 he has the chair for Hydrology, Water Management and Environmental Techniques at the Ruhr- University Bochum, Germany. Prof. Schumann is Vice-President of ICWRS (Water Resource Systems) of International Association of Hydrological Sciences.