PART I Introduction. PART II. Flooding as a human problem. PART III. Measuring and evaluating the impacts of floods. PART IV. Strategies for addressing flood hazards and disasters. PART V. Reducing vulnerability by managing residual risk through preparedness, warnings and insurance.
This book is one of several on the theme of hazards and disasters which are being written and published by Routledge as a new millennium dawns. These volumes coincide with the end of the United Nations International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) (1990-2000), and were partly inspired by that international initiative. At a time when flood hazards are growing in the world, Floods provides an opportunity to draw together and to assess findings from a wide range of research and practical experience in managing flood hazards and disasters. The volumes are designed to bring together both new and landmark research from leading experts worldwide. They include contributions from the very wide range of disciplines which should make contributions to flood hazard and disaster management, and include some contributions by practitioners. They have been designed with an emphasis upon preventive strategies and to include contributions from many regions and countries where floods present major problems. And finally they have been designed to embrace a variety of perspectives and viewpoints on the causes of flood hazards and disasters and the most effective ways of managing them.
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