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Urban Flood Management


Edited By: C Zevenbergen, R Ashley, S Garvin, E Pasche, N Evelpidou and A Cashman

400 pages, col illus

CRC Press

Paperback | Jun 2010 | #183914 | ISBN-13: 9780415559447
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This textbook integrates the expertise from disciplines such as hydrology, sociology, architecture, urban design, construction and water resources engineering. The subject is approached from an international perspective and various case studies, exercises, expert advises and literature recommendations are included to support the theory and illustrations.

Developed by a team of specialists, this volume is intended for urban flood management education of hydrology, geography, civil and environmental engineering and management students at university level. Moreover, professionals will find this book useful as a reference.

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[!] useful textbook for both students and teachers, encompassing an introduction to the topic before touching upon a number of drivers and solutions of urban flood risk in a slightly more advanced manner. [...] This book lends a welcome clarity to a complex, evolving and contemporary subject - and one which will grow in importance throughout the twenty first century. -- Dr Iain White, University of Manchester


PART I: Setting up the framework
Chapter 1: Setting the stage for Integrated Urban Flood Management
Chapter 2: Urban floods
Chapter 3: Urbanization
Chapter 4: Climate change: key uncertainties and robust findings Part II: Urban Flood risk
Chapter 5: Hydrology of cities
Chapter 6: Urban flood risk assessment
Part III: Responses
Chapter 7: Responding to flood risk
Chapter 8: Land-use, urban planning and flood vulnerability Chapter 9: Urban drainage systems
Chapter 10: Flood risk acceptance and risk communication
Chapter 11: Flood proofing the urban fabric
Chapter 12: Enhancing coping capacity
PART IV: Towards flood resilient cities
Chapter 13: Building flood resiliency
Chapter 14: Integrated approaches to flood risk management Chapter 15: Shelter for all

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Chris Zevenbergen is Professor of Flood Resilience of Urban Sytems at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, Director of the Flood Resilient Group in collaboration with Delft University of Technology and Managing Director of Business Development at DuraVermeer Group, The Netherlands. Dr. Zevebergen has Masters degree in Ecology from the Agricultural University Wageningen and a Doctorate in Environmental Engineering from the University Utrecht. He worked as a researcher on various environmental issues related to the building industry, such as environmental impact assessments, product development, emission modelling, testing procedures, building codes and guidelines in the 1980s followed by 10 years research and consultancy in environmental engineering and water management. He has a strong affinity with the ecological, socio-economic, institutional aspects of urban planning and water management. He is member of the board of the Dutch Living with Water programme and the Netherlands Water Partnership, member of the Japanese-Dutch platform on Water Management and chairman of the EU COST action C22 on Urban Flood Management. He holds several patents in the field of environmental engineering and delta-technology. On these research topics he has published about 40 articles and edited 3 books.

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