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Coping with Flash Floods : NATO Science Partnership Sub-Series: 2: - Eve Gruntfest

Coping with Flash Floods

NATO Science Partnership Sub-Series: 2:

By: Eve Gruntfest (Editor), John Handmer (Editor)

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This volume is the proceedings of a NATO-sponsored Advanced Study Institute (ASI) entitled "Coping with Flash Floods" held in Ravello, Italy on 8-17 November 1999. Thirty-five participants from nine countries attended the ASI, representing both developed (United States, England, Italy, and Mexico) and developing (Poland, Uganda, Greece, Ukraine, and Slovenia) countries. Participants from a variety of professions and disciplines were involved including a hydraulics engineering professor from Slovenia, four members from the Polish Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, and a U. S. Geological Survey research hydrologist from Puerto Rico. Although the ASI was officially composed of lecturers and students, these roles were blurred as each person shared information and ideas, and learned from the other participants during the 10 days. One of the highlights of the ASI was the collaborative effort of participants from different countries and disciplines. It was particularly extraordinary that the two engineers from Greece made the most passionate pleas for long term sustainable solutions to flash floods. A further example is that while there were only three participants with social science backgrounds, most of the recommendations focus on the policy and societal priorities, more than the engineering, hydrologic or meteorologic efforts.

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Participants
The Problem - Definitions, Vulnerabilities
Dealing With Flash Foods: Contemporary Issues and Future Possibilities
Impacts of Flash Floods
Role of Education in Reducing Flash Flood Effects
Hydrometeorology of Flash Floods
GIS and Social Vulnerability Analysis
Flash Flood Mitigation in Uganda, Equatorial East Africa
A Study of the Knowledge and Behavior of Brzesko Inhabitants After the Flood in 1997
Features of Flash Floods Within Plain and Mountain Territory of Ukraine
A Hydro-Social Modeling Approach for Flash Flooding Alleviation
Managing the Problem - Mitigation
Warning Systems for Flash Floods: Research Needs, Opportunities and Trends
Local Flood Hazard Reduction Plans in Poland - Problems and Perspectives
The Integrated Approach to Flash Flood Management
The Effectiveness of Engineering Geology in Coping with Flash Floods: A Systems Approach
Assessing the Effects and Effectiveness of Flash Flood Mitigation Strategies
Managing the Problem - Warnings and Technology
The Killer Tornado Outbreak of 3 May 1999: Applications of OK-First in Rural Communities
Revelations from 21 Years of Providing Flash Flood Warning Support in Denver, Colorado
Beyond Flood Detection: Alternative Applications of Real-Time Data
Hydrometeorological Characteristics of Flash Floods
Resonance of Scales as a Condition for Flash Floods on a Regional Domain
A Distributed Hydrological Model of Flash-Floods
Watershed Modeling with HEC-HMS (Hydrologic Engineering Centers endash
Soil Moisture Observations for Flash Flood Research and Prediction
U.S. Flash Flood Warning Dissemination Via Radio and Television
Ranking Flash Flood Warnings: A Better Way to Relate Threat to the Public?
Related Hazards
Landslide Hazards Associated with Flash-Floods, with Examples from the December 1999 Disaster in Venezuela
Evaluation of Temporal and Spatial Factors that Control the Susceptibility to Rainfall-Triggered Landslides
Heavy Rainfall Effects in Mexico During Early October 1999
Where Do We Go From Here? The Flash Flood Laboratory at Colorado State University's Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Improved Flash Flood Predictions
Where We Go From Here: Policy and Research Recommendations
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ISBN: 9780792368267
ISBN-10: 0792368266
Series: NATO Science Partnership Sub-Series: 2:
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 31st January 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.48