Part 1. Flood risk management. Flood risk management - a basic framework; J. Schanze.-
Part 2. Flood hazard modelling. A European perspective on current challenges in the analysis of inland floods risks; P.G. Samuels.- Hydro-informatics' tool in practice ,,before - during - after' August 2002 flood on Vltava and Elbe catchments - Czech Republic; J. Spatka et al. Experiences in application of HEC-RAS model under circumstances of flood waves; S. Kovacs et al. Study of possible flooding in the chemical factory as a basis for flood management plan improvement; M. Luka et al. Flood risk mapping and mitigation in central Italy; S. Pagliara. On the choice of spatial interpolation method for the estimation of 1- to 5-day basin average design precipitation; S.Kohnová et al. Regional climate change - To be included in future flood risk analysis? Chr. Bernhofer et al.-
Part 3 Flood forecasting. Application of EO data on flood forecasting for the Crisuri basin, Romania; G. Stancalie et al. Flood forecasting in the Crisul Alb and Crisul Negru basins using GIS data base; R.P. Mic et al. Flood monitoring using on-line support system for spatial information management; V. Craciunescu et al. Flood forecasting concept for Turkey: Technical and organisational aspects; Th. Einfalt.-
Part 4. Vulnerability and flood damages. Flood damage, vulnerability and risk perception Challenges for flood damage research; F. Messner and V. Meyer. Flood risk assessment in the Netherlands with focus on the expected damages and loss of life; A. Roos and B. Jonkman.-
Part 5. Mitigation measures. Flood Protection in the Tisza River basin; Z. Balint and S.Tóth. Management strategies for flash floods in Saxony, Germany; E. Precht et al. Red River flooding - mitigation planning in an international river basin; D. LeMarquand. Overview of US National Flood Insurance Program; B. Juza. Strategies for flood risk management A processperpective; G. Hutter.-
Part 6. Historical floods and transboundary issues. Historical and recent floods in the Czech Republic: Causes, seasonality, trends and impacts; R. Brásdil et al. Historical 2002 flood in central Europe and flood defence recent floods in the Czech Republic: Causes, seasonality, trends and impacts; V. Jirasek. The flood in August 2002 - Consequences of flood protection for the City of Dresden; Chr.Korndorfer. Flood risk in cities of Belarus: Specific cases and problems of management; T.I. Kukharchyk. NATO Science for Peace Project on management of transboundary floods in the Crisul-Körös River system; J. Marsalek. April 2002 flood in the Crisul Aib River basin Transnational co-operation Rom-Hun for flood mitigation;O. Streng et al.-
Part 7. Conclusions. Conclusion of the Advanced Research Workshop; J. Schanze et al.-
List of participants. Index.
Floods are of increasing public concern world-wide due to increasing damages and unacceptably high numbers of injuries. Previous approaches of flood protection led to limited success especially during recent extreme events. Therefore, an integrated flood risk management is required which takes into consideration both the hydrometeorogical and the societal processes. Moreover, real effects of risk mitigation measures have to be critically assessed. The book draws a comprehensive picture of all these aspects and their interrelations. It furthermore provides a lot of detail on earth observation, flood hazard modelling, climate change, flood forecasting, modelling vulnerability, mitigation measures and the various dimensions of management strategies. In addition to local and regional results of science, engineering and social science investigations on modelling and management, transboundary co-operation of large river catchments are of interest. Based on this, the book is a valuable source of the state of the art in flood risk management but also covers future demands for research and practice in terms of flood issues.
Develops a comprehensive picture of flood risk management
Covers all relevant scientific aspects of this issue including science, engineering, social and planning science
Refers to recent developments of models, methods and theories, their combination and interfaces as well as further research demands
Contributes to an integrated water management
Shows similarities and site-specific particularities of flood risk management including transboundary issues