Floods in a changing climate. Risk management / Slobodan P. Simonovic, University of Western Ontario.Series: International hydrology series: Description: xv, 179 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781107018747; 1107018749.Subject(s): Flood control | SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Hydrology | Flood control
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-177) and index.
Machine generated contents note: Forewords; Preface; Acknowledgements; Glossary; List of acronyms; Part I. Setting the Stage: 1. Flood risk management; 2. Climate change and risk of flooding; 3. Risk management as adaptation to climate change; Part II. Flood Risk Management -- Probabilistic Approach: 4. Risk management -- probabilistic approach; Part III. Flood Risk Management -- Fuzzy Set Approach: 5. Risk management -- fuzzy set approach; Part IV. Future Perspectives: 6. Future perspectives; References; Index.
"Flood risk management is presented in this book as a framework for identifying, assessing and prioritizing climate-related risks and developing appropriate adaptation responses. Rigorous assessment is employed to determine the available probabilistic and fuzzy set-based analytic tools, when each is appropriate and how to apply them to practical problems. Academic researchers in the fields of hydrology, climate change, environmental science and policy and risk assessment, and professionals and policy-makers working in hazard mitigation, water resources engineering and environmental economics, will find this an invaluable resource. This volume is the fourth in a collection of four books on flood disaster management theory and practice within the context of anthropogenic climate change. The others are: Floods in a Changing Climate: Extreme Precipitation by Ramesh Teegavarapu, Floods in a Changing Climate: Hydrological Modelling by P.P. Mujumdar and D. Nagesh Kumar and Floods in a Changing Climate: Inundation Modelling by Giuliano Di Baldassarre"--
"Climate change and global warming of the atmosphere are very likely to lead to an increase in flooding, and there is now an urgent need for appropriate tools to tackle the complexity of flood risk management problems and environmental impacts. This book presents the flood risk management process as a framework for identifying, assessing and prioritizing climate related risks, and developing appropriate adaptation responses. It integrates economic, social and environmental flood concerns, providing support for interdisciplinary activities involved in the management of flood disasters. Rigorous assessment is employed to determine the most suitable plans and designs for complex, often large-scale systems, and a full explanation is given of the available probabilistic and fuzzy set-based analytic tools, when each is appropriate, and how to apply them to practical problems. Additional software and data, enabling readers to practice using the fuzzy and probabilistic tools, are accessible online at www.cambridge.org/simonovic"--