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Flood Issues in Contemporary Water Management : Flood Issues in Contemporary Water Management Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Coping with Flash Floods: Lessons Learned from Experience, Malenovice, Czech Republic, May 16-21, 1999 - J. Marsalek

Flood Issues in Contemporary Water Management

Flood Issues in Contemporary Water Management Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Coping with Flash Floods: Lessons Learned from Experience, Malenovice, Czech Republic, May 16-21, 1999

By: J. Marsalek (Editor), W. Ed Watt (Editor), Evzen Zeman (Editor), Friedhelm Sieker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 2000
ISBN: 9780792364511
Number Of Pages: 432

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In 1997 disastrous flooding running through the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany took the lives of a great number of people and caused economic damage estimated in tens of billions of dollars. Flooding of the Yangtze river in 1998 killed more than 3000 people, dislocated 230 million souls, and caused direct damage of more than $ 45 billion. Both the general public and the experts are asking what we can learn from these recent events to reduce loss of life and flood damage.
The 1997 floods were dealt with by experts from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany, who presented timely reports on combatting floods, both success stories and shortcomings. This experience is further extended by reports from experts drawn from 13 other countries, developing a broad overview of flood risk management, covering the ecosystem approach to flood management, including socioeconomic issues, flood impacts on water quality, human health, and natural ecosystems.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementp. xi
List of Participantsp. xiii
Flood Analysis and Recent Floods
Overview of flood issues in contemporary water managementp. 1
Improvement of flood protection in Czech Republicp. 17
1997/98 floods in the Czech Republic: hydrological evaluationp. 25
Regional estimation of design flood discharges for river restoration in mountainous basins of Northern Slovakiap. 41
Flood flow regionalization based on L - Moments and its use with the index flood methodp. 49
The first use of HEC-5 in flood analysis in Turkeyp. 61
The great flood of 1997 in Poland: The truth and mythp. 67
Achievements and future needs towards improved flood protection in the Oder River Basin: Results of the EU-Expert meeting on the Oder Flood in Summer '97p. 75
The 1998 extreme flood on the Tisza Riverp. 85
Causes and peculiarities of recent floods on the Dniester Riverp. 95
Modelling tools--the key elements for evaluation of impacts of anthropogenic activites on flood generation, with reference to the 1997 Morava River floodingp. 101
Postwar changes in land use in former West Germany and the increased number of inland floodsp. 115
Anthropogenic impacts on the formation of flash floods and measures for their compensationp. 125
Flood Impacts on the Society, Economy and Environment
1998 flood damages and remedial actionp. 135
A database of historical flood events in the Netherlandsp. 139
Flood Management--Overview and Non-Structural Measures
Flood management in Polandp. 147
Twenty years of flood risk mapping under the Canadian National Flood Damage Reduction Programp. 155
The importance of maps for floodplain management and flood insurancep. 167
Urban watershed flood mitigation planning and floodplain managementp. 175
The National Flood Insurance Program: A U.S. approach to flood loss reductionp. 185
Flood disasters--insurance aspects including the 1997 Odra floodsp. 197
Recent Experience with the use of Mathematical Models in Flood Action Planning and Flood Forecasting and warningp. 209
Recent trends in hydrological flood warning systems development: The Czech experiencep. 219
Operative control and prediction of floods events in the River Odra Basinp. 229
Hydroinformatics for river flood managementp. 237
Floodss--A flood operational decision support systemp. 251
Real-time flood forecasting: Operational experience and recent advancesp. 261
Analytical reproduction of radar images of rainfall spatal (2D) distribution as an input to GIS based flood modellingp. 271
Lessons learned from recent floodsp. 283
Emergency flood control operation during the 1997 Red River Floodp. 293
Flood Management--Structural Measures
Investigations of the effects of on-site stormwater management measures in urban and agricultural areas on floodsp. 303
Geographical information systems used as a planning-tool for on-site stormwater management measuresp. 311
Selected problems of flood protection of townsp. 323
Urban flood control-technical support to the diagnosis and rehabilitation of critical areas in the city of Lisbonp. 333
Flood mitigation in urbanised areasp. 343
Regional impacts of levee construction and channelization, Middle mississippi River, USAp. 351
Risk of flood levee overflowingp. 363
Emergency flood reservoirs in the Tisza Basinp. 375
Action Plan on Flood Defence and control strategies for flood retention on the Upper Rhinep. 385
Post-Flood Measures
Damage caused by the 1997 Floods, its repair and proposed alternatives of flood control measuresp. 395
Flood damages and inundated land reclamationp. 401
New Methods and Tools
Forecasting of River discharges in the presence of chaos and Noisep. 405
Advances in transfer function based flood forecastingp. 421
Indexp. 429
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ISBN: 9780792364511
ISBN-10: 0792364511
Series: NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 2
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 31st July 2000
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.82

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