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Cities and Flooding A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century

Cities and Flooding: A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century provides comprehensive, forward-looking operational guidance on how to manage the risk of floods in a rapidly transforming urban environment and changeable climate. The Guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Guide starts with A Summary for Policy Makers which outlines and describes the key areas which policy makers need to be knowledgeable about to create policy directions and an integrated strategic approach for urban flood risk management. The Summary concludes with 12 guiding policy principles for integrated flood risk management. The core of the Guide consists of seven chapters, organized as follows: Chapter 1. Understanding Flood Hazard Chapter 2. Understanding Flood Impacts Chapter 3. Integrated Flood Risk Management: Structural Measures Chapter 4. Integrated Flood Risk Management: Non-Structural Measures Chapter 5. Evaluating Alternative Flood Risk Management Options: Tools for Decision Makers Chapter 6. Implementing Integrated Flood Risk Management Chapter 7. Conclusion: Promoting Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management
Author: Abhas K Jha; Robin Bloch; Jessica Lamond
Language: English
Pubished By: The World Bank
Pubished date: 2012

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