Flood Water Books

  • Urban Pluvial and Coincidental Flooding

    Pluvial flooding is defined as flooding that results from rainfall-generated overland flow, before the runoff enters any watercourse or sewer.  It is usually associated with high intensity rainfall events (typically >30mm/h) but can also occur with lower intensity rainfall or melting snow where the ground is saturated, frozen, developed or ...

  • Flood Risk: The Holistic Perspective

    According to the International Disaster Database (EM-DAT), over the last seventy years, floods have shown the fastest rate of increase relative to any other type of disasters. Devastation due to these events occurs almost daily. Even though our technological capabilities for dealing with floods have advanced rapidly over the same period, and while ...

  • Private Sector Participation in Water: Opportunities for Investment and Expertise

    The global water industry is on the verge of significant structural change. Driven by the need to improve performance and changes in the financing environment, the clear lines between the public and private sector will become increasingly blurred over the next decade. It will create a flood of opportunity for both investors and water service ...

  • Unflooding Asia the Green Cities Way

    A continuing increase in disasters triggered by floods occurs almost daily even though our technological capabilities have grown rapidly and global economic growth per capita has doubled. This paradoxical situation proves that our earlier ways of thinking are inadequate and that we must shift our way of thinking and working. It has become obvious ...

  • Climate Change, Water and Agriculture: Towards Resilient Systems

    This report analyses the adaptive capacity in agricultural water management, adaptation in agriculture to water variability and extreme events, (floods and droughts), mitigation, (water and energy) and uncertainty about further climate change. ...

  • Computational Hydraulics

    Computational Hydraulics introduces the concept of modeling and the contribution of numerical methods and numerical analysis to modeling. It provides a concise and comprehensive description of the basic hydraulic principles, and the problems addressed by these principles in the aquatic environment. Flow equations, numerical and analytical ...

  • Making Space for the River

    This book examines recent developments in river (flood) management from the viewpoint of Making Space for the River and the resulting challenges for water governance. Different examples from Europe and the United States of America are discussed that aim to ‘green’ rivers, including increasing river discharge for flood management, enhancing natural ...

  • Flood Risk

    Flood Risk: Planning, Design and Management of Flood Defence Infrastructure is the definitive practical handbook on design and maintenance of flood defences, providing a coherent and focused reference for best practice. This book is the first port of call for practising engineers working in the areas of flood risk management and drainage and ...

  • Flood Risk and Social Justice

    Flood Risk and Social Justice is a response to the rising significance of floods and flood-related disasters worldwide, as an initiative to promote a socially just approach to the problems of flood risk. It integrates the human-social and the technological components to provide a holistic view. This book treats flooding as a multi-dimensional ...

  • Governance and Complexity in Water Management

    Careful reconsideration of strategies to achieve water management ambitions, together with a more in-depth knowledge of the theories and practices of boundary spanning, could bring solutions for contemporary water problems within reach. Governance and Complexity in Water Management incorporates conceptual, theoretical and practical foci on dealing ...

  • Governance And Complexity In Water Management : Creating Cooperation through Boundary Spanning Strategies

    The premise of this book is that careful reconsideration of strategies to achieve water management ambitions, together with more in-depth knowledge on the theories and practices of boundary spanning, could bring solutions for contemporary water problems within reach.The book integrates boundary work approaches, new forms of governance and water ...

  • Water and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches

    Communication across and integration of disciplines in the urban-water sector seems today more imperative than ever before. Water is a strategic and shrinking resource. It is probably the world's most valuable resource and clean water has even been touted as the 'next oil'. Control of water - from access to management -  has always been a ...

  • Biogeochemistry of Wetlands: Science and Applications

    Wetland ecosystems maintain a fragile balance of soil, water, plant, and atmospheric components in order to regulate water flow, flooding, and water quality. Marginally covered in traditional texts on biogeochemistry or on wetland soils, Biogeochemistry of Wetlands is the first to focus entirely on the biological, geological, physical, and ...

  • Aquatic Habitats in Sustainable Urban Water Management

    Aquatic habitats supply a wide range of vital ecosystem benefits to cities and their inhabitants. The unsustainable use of aquatic habitats, including inadequate urban water management, however, tends to alter and reduce their biodiversity and thereby diminish their ability to provide clean water, protect us from waterborne diseases and ...

  • More Urban Water: Design and Management of Dutch water cities

    Most urban water management systems were developed when precipitation was distributed more evenly throughout the year. High groundwater levels and excess water now result in flooded cellars and inaccessible infrastructure. Future urban water programmes focus on the restructuring and transformation of urban areas, with water management as an ...

  • More Urban Water: Design and Management of Dutch water cities

    Most urban water management systems were developed when precipitation was distributed more evenly throughout the year. High groundwater levels and excess water now result in flooded cellars and inaccessible infrastructure. Future urban water programmes focus on the restructuring and transformation of urban areas, with water management as an ...

  • Advances in Urban Flood Management

    In order to stem the increasing impact of urban floods, a major rethink of current planning and flood management policies and practice is required, taking into account different spatial and temporal scales. This book addresses a broad spectrum of relevant issues in the emerging field of urban flood management. It may act as a stimulus for further ...

  • Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia

    Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia addresses the most pressing water resource issues in South Asia, particularly in relation to climate change and variability. This is a region with abundant water during the monsoon when floods occur, often very devastating and by scarcity of water and droughts during the dry period. Of course, there ...

  • Water Resources Systems Planning and Management

    Droughts, floods and pollution are frequently viewed as constraints to economic and social development. How too little, too much or over-polluted water is managed can determine the extent to which this critical resource contributes to human welfare.How can those managing our water resources do so in a way that meets society's changing objectives ...

  • Water Resources Management

    The world's water resources are being tapped at an ever increasing rate, to the extent that sustainability and water quality are being compromised. This book provides the technology for managing water resources to reduce risks. Besides controlling floods, overcoming droughts and reducing pollution, the reader will learn to plan and maintain ...

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