Along with windstorms, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. Although they can often be predicted, they cause loss of life, damage and destruction, as many urban communities are located near coasts and rivers. In terms of victims, floods are responsible for more than half the deaths caused by natural catastrophes. As f

chapter |6 pages

Introduction to urban ood management

part I|2 pages

Setting up the framework

chapter 2|24 pages

Urban oods

part II|2 pages

Drivers for change

chapter 3|16 pages


part III|2 pages

Urban flood risk

chapter 5|26 pages

The hydrology of cities

chapter 6|32 pages

Urban ood-risk assessment

part IV|2 pages


chapter 7|26 pages

Responding to ood risk

chapter 8|22 pages

Urban drainage systems

chapter 9|22 pages

Flood proong the urban fabric

chapter 10|26 pages

Enhancing coping and recovery capacity

part V|2 pages

Towards flood resilient cities

chapter 11|14 pages

Managing for resiliency

chapter 12|12 pages

Capacity building and governance

chapter 13|16 pages

Shelter for all