Developing innovative strategies for flood-resilient cities

This issue of the Water Resources Series presents an analysis of studies and collaborative work undertaken by ESCAP with national research units and individual experts on developing frameworks for flood management in Asian and Pacific cities. This report consists of four sections: An overview of issues and challenges in managing urban flood risks which reviews socio-economic impacts of flooding. Impacts of urban development on flood risks are described in the context of adapting to climate change. A synthesis of recent developments in innovative strategies for effective urban flood management. Case studies of innovative strategies for effective urban flood management. Policy options derived from collaborative work on urban flood management and the regional expert consultation.