Flood Risk Management : Global Case Studies of Governance, Policy and Communities

Flood Risk Management : Global Case Studies of Governance, Policy and Communities

Details

Author(s)
Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell, Matilda Becker
Format
Paperback | 210 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 12.19mm | 340g
Publication date
06 Feb 2019
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
7 Line drawings, black and white; 5 Tables, black and white
ISBN10
1138541915
ISBN13
9781138541917
Bestsellers rank
942,942

Description

Our changing climate and more extreme weather events have dramatically increased the number and severity of floods across the world. Demonstrating the diversity of global flood risk management (FRM), this volume covers a range of topics including planning and policy, risk governance and communication, forecasting and warning, and economics. Through short case studies, the range of international examples from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa provide analysis of FRM efforts, processes and issues from human, governance and policy implementation perspectives. Written by an international set of authors, this collection of chapters and case studies will allow the reader to see how floods and flood risk management is experienced in different regions of the world. The way in which institutions manage flood risk is discussed, introducing the notions of realities and social constructions when it comes to risk management.

The book will be of great interest to students and professionals of flood, coastal, river and natural hazard management, as well as risk analysis and insurance, demonstrating multiple academic frameworks of analysis and their utility and drawbacks when applied to real-life FRM contexts.


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