flood risk management Articles

  • Are young people leaving themselves at risk of flooding?

    According to recent figures from the Environmental Agency, young people in the UK may be leaving themselves at risk of flood damage. Around 75% of 18-24 year olds ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • Modelling and Managing Flood Risk and Flooding

    The UK’s prestigious Royal Society recently held a discussion group on the subject of Flood Management and Climate Change. With much of the Northern Hemisphere approaching the winter flooding season, we spoke to Wallingford Software’s David Fortune to find out the role of modelling in flood forecasting and flood management. He set out his ideas as follows: We must remember first that, while we ...


    By Innovyze

  • 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

  • Building Codes Regulations for Flood Risk Management

    Building Codes can contribute to the reduction of flood risk through different regulations. The risk of damage can be reduced as well as the amount of the damages. Continue reading the full ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood and Coastal Risk Management - Case Study England

    The Environment Agency is the principal flood risk management operating authority. It has the power (but not the legal obligation) to manage flood risk from designated main rivers and the sea. These functions in relation to other rivers (defined as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Conversion to Extensive Grass Land for Flood Risk Management

    The Mitigation Strategy of the measure Conversion to Extensive Grassland refers to flood prevention and environmental protection also. Flood protection can be achieved by: Increase the infiltration of rainwater by high roughness and preventing soil silting, Reducing the flow velocity of surface run off, The hydrologic-hydraulic effect varies depending on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Public participation in flood risk management: the case of Germany

    How can stakeholders best be involved in the implementation of the EU Floods Directive? According to recent research examining Germany as a case study, three types of strategy are being pursued across the country’s 16 federal states: the first draws on Water Framework Directive (WFD) procedures, the second meets only minimum requirements for participation and the third involves stakeholders ...

  • Integrated policies and practices for flood and drought risk management

    The paper argues for an integrated approach to the management of water-related disasters that becomes a full part of the political decision-making process at the earliest possible moment and focuses on preparedness, mitigating their negative impacts and also considering their positive impacts, particularly those of floods. By doing this, there is an opportunity to consider the three pillars of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood mapping, a core component of European flood risk management

    Flood mapping is a crucial element of flood risk management. Directive 2007/60/EC on the assessment and management of flood risks will require Member States to prepare two types of maps by 2013. Flood hazard maps, showing the extent and expected water depths/levels of an area flooded in three scenarios, a low probability scenario or extreme events, in a medium probability scenario (at least with ...

  • 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

  • Supporting Multi Stakeholder Involvement for Flood Risk Management Planning

    Good governance concepts are required for the development of Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMP) in the sense of the EC Flood Directive (2007/60/EC). Within the INTERREG IVb project SAWA [1] a governance approach has been developed and implemented which tries to meet the requirements of good governance through broad stakeholder involvement in the planning process. It uses Learning & Action ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adaptation tipping points and opportunities for urban flood risk management

    The effects of climate change are expected to increase the frequency and magnitude of floods, droughts and heat waves. An emerging method termed adaptation tipping point – opportunity (ATP-O) assesses a system's climate-incurred tipping points and uses opportunities arising from urban developments to introduce adaptation strategies while reducing investment costs. The objective of this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The efficiency of asset management strategies to reduce urban flood risk

    In this study, three asset management strategies were compared with respect to their efficiency to reduce flood risk. Data from call centres at two municipalities were used to quantify urban flood risks associated with three causes of urban flooding: gully pot blockage, sewer pipe blockage and sewer overloading. The efficiency of three flood reduction strategies was assessed based on their effect ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Urban flood risk assessment using sewer flooding databases

    Sustainable water management is a global challenge for the 21st century. One key aspect remains protection against urban flooding. The main objective is to ensure or maintain an adequate level of service for all inhabitants. However, level of service is still difficult to assess and the high-risk locations difficult to identify. In this article, we propose a methodology, which (i) allows water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Method for consequence curves as applied to flood risks

    This article summarises research intended to expand current study methodologies targeting flood risks with regard to specific issues and emergency preparedness requirements of municipalities. Various methods are currently available to predict the consequences of flooding risks. DOMINO is one such tool used to study flooding risks from natural events or from potential dam breaks. A complementary ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluating cartographic design in flood risk mapping

    In order to mitigate flood hazards and to minimize associated losses, technical protection measures have been additionally and increasingly supplemented by non-technical mitigation, i.e. land-use planning activities. This is commonly done by creating maps which indicate such areas by different cartographic symbols, such as colour, size, shape and typography. Hazard and risk mapping is the ...

  • 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

  • The management of urban surface water flood risks: SUDS performance in flood reduction from extreme events

    The need to improve the urban drainage network to meet recent urban growth and the redevelopment of old industrial and commercial areas provides an opportunity for managing urban surface water infrastructure in a more sustainable way. The use of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) can reduce urban surface water flooding as well as the pollution impact of urban discharges on receiving ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Process design and management for integrated flood risk management: exploring the multi-layer safety approach for Dordrecht, The Netherlands

    New flood risk management policies account for climate and socio-economic change by embracing a more integrated approach. Their implementation processes require: collaboration between a group of stakeholders; combining objectives and funding from various policy domains; consideration of a range of possible options at all spatial scale levels and for various time horizons. Literature provides ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An Australian innovation in emergency risk management

    A 1997/98 risk management study in flood-prone areas of central western Queensland was the first practical application of national emergency risk management guidelines based on the Australian/New Zealand risk management standard [1]. The paper reports on the study, its outcomes and its implications for future comprehensive and integrated emergency risk management programmes.Keywords: Australia, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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