ABSTRACT

Over the last decades the world has witnessed a growing number of floods in urban areas. Climate change and rapid urbanization will exacerbate this trend. Flooding incidents in urbanized catchments and low-lying areas, such as polders, can lead to great public concern and anxiety, and their economical impact is severe. Apart from well-known flood prevention strategies, new approaches to the accommodation of floods are needed to create robust and sustainable solutions that enable us to cope with the ever-increasing urban pressure on flood-prone areas and the uncertainties created by climate change. Urban Flood Management comprises a multidisciplinary survey of recent developments in this field. Subjects like spatial and urban planning, flood insurance, flood resilience, flood proofing techniques, risk perception and preparedness and flood forecasting are treated by authorities from Brazil, India, the USA and Europe. Urban Flood Management will provide anyone active in the fields of water, risk and urban management with the latest information and insights that were obtained with a global and multidisciplinary approach.

chapter 1|10 pages

Introduction

ByAndras Szöllösi-Nagy, Chris Zevenbergen

chapter 2|15 pages

Land Use and Urban Floods in Developing Countries

ByCarlos Tucci, Adolfo Villanueva

chapter 6|15 pages

Risk Perceptance and Preparedness and Flood Insurance

ByPaul Baan

chapter 8|17 pages

New Strategies of Damage Reduction in Urban Areas Proned to Flood

ByErik Pasche, Timm Ruben Geisler

chapter 9|12 pages

Flood Resilience in the Built Environment: Damage and Repair

ByStephen Garvin

chapter 11|2 pages

Conclusions

ByAndras Szöllösi-Nagy, Chris Zevenbergen