flood management Articles

  • From structures to sustainability: a history of flood management strategies in Canada

    Four principles are identified as being associated with sustainability balance, ecosystem approach, adaptive management and teamwork. The evolution of flood management strategies in Canada is provided using secondary historical sources. The sustainability of flood management in Canada is assessed in terms of the nature and extent to which flood management strategies exhibit principles of balance, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Communities of knowledge: Science and flood management in Bangladesh

    This paper traces the integration of a particular set of knowledge claims into flood management in Bangladesh following the instigation and collapse of the Flood Action Plan. Using the work of Goodbred and Kuehl (1998) as an entry point and partially in response to Nicholls and Goodbred's (2004) call for integrated assessments to improve understanding and management, we explore the incorporation ...

  • Adapting flood management to climate change: comparing policy frames and governance practices in the Low Countries

    Belgium and the Netherlands together form the Low Countries. Empirical research in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) and the Netherlands proves that there are substantive differences in the organization of governance processes regarding flood management in response to climate change. This article answers the question of how Flanders and the Netherlands, confronted with universal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of institutions on flood policy learning

    Improving flood management is of fundamental importance to reduce human vulnerability to natural hazards, yet, policy reforms have been slow in many countries. To overcome inertia in our societies, the adaptive governance literature prescribes learning and collaboration. In this article, we examine how national institutions have influenced initiatives to improve flood policies in Scotland between ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessing national flood management using a sustainable flood management framework

    This paper presents a prototype framework for sustainable flood management at the national level which features stakeholder participation, and is modified and applied to a case study. Through literature reviews and an interview survey of South Korea (the case study country), the causes of recent flood damage are found to be heavy rainfall due to climate change, urbanization, insufficient channel ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Semantic model for flood management

    Risk assessment involves the study of vulnerability and hazards. When focused on flood events, such an analysis should evidently include the theoretical and practical study of floods and their behavior. Nevertheless, risk assessment is not useful if the results are not subsequently used for more effective management and planning by local authorities and qualified personnel. The risk evaluation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Towards interactive flood management in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Water governance in urban areas is inherently complex and challenging. During recent decades, water management has increasingly been focusing on integration of the different economic demands regarding water resources. Modern water governance takes the whole water system into account in its aim to optimise the different values of the water system, in close interaction with stakeholders. This paper ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Understanding flexibility for multifunctional flood defences: a conceptual framework

    Flexibility is often proposed as a valuable capability to cope with uncertainty and change. However, there is no consensus about what constitutes flexibility across the literature. A review of publications on flood management, real options and manufacturing reveals remarkable commonalities along with substantial inconsistencies in the use of flexibility. These observations are used for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A review of decision support system applications in flood management

    There are several spatial problems in the water resources sector such as flood control and management, which can be managed efficiently if there is a case–based decision–making process. These types of problems need human intervention and amicable management is possible by decision making based on various possible alternatives. The recent advances in computational facilities, quick and real time ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Flood Resilient Home?

    Aquobx provides engineered waterproofing system that mitigates damage whilst providing a guaranteed, insurable flood solution for the home! Expertly designed to maximise the efficiency of class-leading flood resilience products, the flood resilient home presents a cost effective, ...


    By Aquobex Ltd.

  • What is natural flood prevention and how does it help?

    Around the world many different countries have had to design elaborate and often expensive methods of controlling and mitigating the damaging effects of global flooding. Whilst these methods often involve feats of technical and mechanical engineering, they work against nature, rather than with it.That is where natural flood prevention comes in; utilising local ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • The Malaysian flood hazard management program

    Flooding is the most severe hazard in Malaysia, a country experiencing a wet equatorial climate with heavy seasonal monsoon rains. In the past, nature took care of itself as vast expanses of forests and wetlands soaked up rainfall excess and delayed the flow of water into rivers. Indigenous peoples are also well adapted to seasonal floods, as their lifestyles and livelihood on floodplains have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of Climate Change on Water Management in The Netherlands

    The climate is changing; the first indications are already apparent. The consequences for water and flood management are evident, especially in the Netherlands. The country has the highest population density in Europe, with the most economic centers and major cities below Mean Sea Level, so it is an absolute necessity to anticipate future changes. The development of both the necessary water ...

  • Translating policies into actions: the case of the Elbe River

    This paper describes methods and processes to link policy development to the implementation of those policies in actionable implementation plans. It is shown that policies can only be implemented effectively if they are embedded in a legal framework that is designed to facilitate achievement of the policy objectives. The paper shows different levels of policy making and decision support for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Framework, approach and process for investment road mapping: a tool to bridge the theory and practices of flood risk management

    The Hyogo Framework for Action (2005–2015) has been a long-standing international policy instrument for disaster risk management. However, many developing countries still lack the appropriate risk management policies and frameworks that suit the national and local needs. There is little or no discussion on the appropriate framework, approach and process for the implementation of international ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood risk management plans 1

    Flood risk management plans (FRMPs) contain an approach for saving or improving flood protection within a river basin. They shall address all aspects of flood risk management focusing on prevention, protection and preparedness (EC 2007). FRMPs include the conclusion of the preliminary flood risk assessment, the flood hazard maps and flood risk maps. Furthermore they should contain: description ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quantifying the contribution of flood intensity indicators with the projection pursuit model

    Identifying the various factors that affect the intensity of a flood event, such as its duration and volume, is essential for strategic planning and flood management. Further, quantifying the impacts of these major factors on flood intensity using the contribution rate is essential, but technically challenging. In this study, the authors have adopted the projection pursuit model to quantify ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An adaptive predictive approach for river level forecasting

    Efficient flood management requires accurate real-time forecasts to allow early warnings, real-time control of hydraulics structures, or other actions. Commercially available computing tools typically use hydraulic models derived from the numerical approximation of Saint-Venant equations. These tools need powerful computers, accurate knowledge of the riverbed topography, and skilled operators ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Living in hazardous waterscapes: Gendered vulnerabilities and experiences of floods and disasters

    Considerable literature exists on floods and weather-related disasters, but limited attention has been given to the varied social implications of hazards in the lives of people, especially from a gender perspective. This is particularly poignant in floodplains and coastal areas, where water is a key element in giving, sustaining and taking away life and livelihood. Critical social and ...

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