Flood risk management: a strategic approach

This book results from an international collaborative effort to explore and distil best practice approaches to flood risk management in challenging large scale and inter-related environments. Part A provides a historical perspective on the flood events that have shaped modern approaches. Part B describes emerging good practice, including: the purpose and characteristics of strategic flood risk management, the goals, objectives and outcomes sought, the necessary governance frameworks, the development of adaptive strategies, the relationship with ecosystem services, the barriers to, and enablers of, implementation, and, finally, the ‘nine golden rules’ that underpin good flood risk management decision making today. Part C presents particular techniques in more detail, including: risk and uncertainty analysis, spatial planning, infrastructure management, emergency planning, flood hazard and risk mapping, the management of flash floods and insurance.

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