Strategic Policy Framework for Riverine Flood Risk Management and Community Resilience 2017

The Framework provides a guide for managing flood hazards. It clarifies roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and establishes a governance framework for implementing Queensland-specific flood risk management.

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ISBN: OCLC:1111770284

Category: Disaster relief

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The Framework provides a guide for managing flood hazards. It clarifies roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and establishes a governance framework for implementing Queensland-specific flood risk management. The Framework is the foundation for developing a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary flood risk management approach to the strategic management of Queensland's floodplains.

Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities

This book highlights the issues of resilience through regional, national, city and community-based studies.

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Author: Rajib Shaw

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780857243201

Category: Science

Page: 308

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Whilst it is impossible to make resistant urban growth, resilience is becoming more widely accepted and urban systems must be resilient enough to cope with the climate related hazards. This book highlights the issues of resilience through regional, national, city and community-based studies.

An Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability

Increasing. Risk. of. Flood. Disaster. in. Malaysia: Stakeholders'. Perspective. as.
Decision-Makers. Sharifah Akmam Syed Zakaria, Taksiah A. Majid and Mohd
Azrulfitri Azimi Abstract Over the years, the economic development of Malaysia
has ...

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Author: Indrajit Pal

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813295278

Category: Nature

Page: 535

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This book includes selected papers presented at the international expert forum on “Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education,” held at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand on 1–2 December 2017. The journey towards disaster risk reduction and resilience requires the participation of a wide array of stakeholders ranging from academics to policymakers, to disaster managers. Given the multifaceted and interdependent nature of disasters, disaster risk reduction and resilience require a multidisciplinary problem-solving approach and evidence-based techniques from the natural, social, engineering, and other relevant sciences. Traditionally, hazard and disaster-related studies have been dominated by the engineering and social science fields. In this regard, the main purpose of this book is to capture the multidisciplinary and multisectoral nature of disaster risk reduction, and to gather existing data, research, conceptual work, and practical cases regarding risk reduction and its ties to sustainable development under a single “umbrella.” Along with the sustainability aspect, the book also links disaster risk reduction with development, technology, governance, education, and climate change, and includes discussions on challenges, solutions, and best practices in the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction.

Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Management

This book is therefore to investigate ways to prepare and effectively manage these disasters and possibly reduce their impacts. The focus is on mitigation strategies and policies that will help to reduce the impacts of natural disasters.

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Author: Christian N Madu

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789813207967

Category: Electronic books

Page: 956

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Climate change is increasingly of great concern to the world community. The earth has witnessed the buildup of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere, changes in biodiversity, and more occurrences of natural disasters. Recently, scientists have begun to shift their emphasis away from curbing carbon dioxide emission to adapting to carbon dioxide emission. The increase in natural disasters around the world is unprecedented in earth's history and these disasters are often associated to climate changes. Many nations along the coastal lines are threatened by massive floods and tsunamis. Earthquakes are increasing in intensity and erosion and droughts are problems in many parts of the developing countries. This book is therefore to investigate ways to prepare and effectively manage these disasters and possibly reduce their impacts. The focus is on mitigation strategies and policies that will help to reduce the impacts of natural disasters. The book takes an in-depth look at climate change and its association to socio-economic development and cultures especially in vulnerable communities; and investigates how communities can develop resilience to disasters. A balanced and a multiple perspective approach to manage the risks associated with natural disasters is offered by engaging authors from the entire globe to proffer solutions.

Flood Risk Management Strategies and Governance

Flood. Risks: England. In England flood risk maps have been publicly available
online since 2000. Since then, the types and amount of information ... Following
this, the 'Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Scheme' was launched in 2012.

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Author: Tom Raadgever

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319676999

Category: Nature

Page: 174

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This book points out why organisational or governance aspects are essential for implementing a broad and integrated flood risk management approach. It provides key conclusions on resilient, efficient and legitimate flood risk governance arrangements in vulnerable urban areas in Europe. These are translated into concrete recommendations and good practices that can give you new insights and inspire you to improve policies and practices. The book is a way of spreading the results of the EU 7th Framework Project STAR-FLOOD. The project investigated strategies for dealing with flood risks in 18 vulnerable urban regions in 6 European countries: England, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. STAR-FLOOD focused on governance aspects, from a combined public administration and legal perspective.

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change

Evidence from a growing body of evidence suggests that LID can reduce the
chronic risk of coastal flooding that stems from stormwater runoff or rises in sea
level (Newman et al., 2016). LID increases the amount of non-developed space
in a ...

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Author: Shannon Van Zandt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128155769

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change is a guide to successfully integrating science into urban, regional, and coastal planning activities to build truly sustainable communities that can withstand climate change. It calls for a shift in academic researchers’ traditional thinking by working across disciplines to solve complex societal and environmental problems, focusing on the real-world human impacts of climate change, and providing an overview of how science can be used to advocate for institutional change. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change appeals to a wide variety of audiences, including university administrators looking to create and sustain interdisciplinary research groups, community and state officials, non-profit and community advocates, and community organizers seeking guidance for generating and growing meaningful, productive relationships with university researchers to support change in their communities. Focuses on the process of building a successful, active partnership between climate change researchers and climate resilience professionals Provides case studies of university-community partnerships in building climate resilience Includes interviews and contributors from a wide variety of disciplines engaged in climate resilience partnerships

Framing Community Disaster Resilience

This important text: Merges the forces of research knowledge, networking and practices in order to understand community disaster resilience Contains the results of the acclaimed project Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe - ...

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Author: Hugh Deeming

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781119165965

Category: Science

Page: 288

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An essential guide to the foundations, research and practices of community disaster resilience Framing Community Disaster Resilience offers a guide to the theories, research and approaches for addressing the complexity of community resilience towards hazardous events or disasters. The text draws on the activities and achievements of the project emBRACE: Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe. The authors identify the key dimensions of resilience across a range of disciplines and domains and present an analysis of community characteristics, networks, behaviour and practices in specific test cases. The text contains an in-depth exploration of five test cases whose communities are facing impacts triggered by different hazards, namely: river floods in Germany, earthquakes in Turkey, landslides in South Tyrol, Italy, heat-waves in London and combined fluvial and pluvial floods in Northumberland and Cumbria. The authors examine the data and indicators of past events in order to assess current situations and to tackle the dynamics of community resilience. In addition, they put the focus on empirical analysis to explore the resilience concept and to test the usage of indicators for describing community resilience. This important text: Merges the forces of research knowledge, networking and practices in order to understand community disaster resilience Contains the results of the acclaimed project Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe - emBRACE Explores the key dimensions of community resilience Includes five illustrative case studies from European communities that face various hazards Written for undergraduate students, postgraduates and researchers of social science, and policymakers, Framing Community Disaster Resilience reports on the findings of an important study to reveal the most effective approaches to enhancing community resilience. The emBRACE research received funding from the European Community‘s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n° 283201. The European Community is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained in this publication.

Dam and Levee Safety and Community Resilience

Trust in dam and levee owners and government agencies may be diminished,
and community members and stakeholders may be unaware of their exposure to
flood risks. The ability to prepare for and respond to adverse events can therefore
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Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309256148

Category: Science

Page: 172

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Although advances in engineering can reduce the risk of dam and levee failure, some failures will still occur. Such events cause impacts on social and physical infrastructure that extend far beyond the flood zone. Broadening dam and levee safety programs to consider community- and regional-level priorities in decision making can help reduce the risk of, and increase community resilience to, potential dam and levee failures. Collaboration between dam and levee safety professionals at all levels, persons and property owners at direct risk, members of the wider economy, and the social and environmental networks in a community would allow all stakeholders to understand risks, shared needs, and opportunities, and make more informed decisions related to dam and levee infrastructure and community resilience. Dam and Levee Safety and Community Resilience: A Vision for Future Practice explains that fundamental shifts in safety culture will be necessary to integrate the concepts of resilience into dam and levee safety programs.

Retrofitting for Flood Resilience

This book educates and introduce readers to the ways in which we can adapt to the threat of flooding throughout the built and natural environment.

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Author: Edward Barsley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000703795

Category: Architecture

Page: 344

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This book educates and introduce readers to the ways in which we can adapt to the threat of flooding throughout the built and natural environment. It offers advice on how to better understand the nature of flood risk, whilst highlighting the key approaches and principles necessary for developing community and property-level flood resilience. As a comprehensive and practical manual, this book includes richly illustrated diagrams on a variety of concepts and strategies to use when designing for flood resilience. It is vital resource for anyone looking to adapt to the threat of flood risk. Highly practical handbook for architects, students, engineers, urban planners and other built environment professionals Richly illustrated with practical examples and case studies Draws on research with the Cabinet Office, Environment Agency & Local Community as well as input from academic and industry experts, homeowners and residents of communities at risk of flooding.

Urban Disaster Resilience and Security

This edited book investigates the interrelations of disaster impacts, resilience and security in an urban context.

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Author: Alexander Fekete

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319686066

Category: Social Science

Page: 518

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This edited book investigates the interrelations of disaster impacts, resilience and security in an urban context. Urban as a term captures megacities, cities, and generally, human settlements, that are characterised by concentration of quantifiable and non-quantifiable subjects, objects and value attributions to them. The scope is to narrow down resilience from an all-encompassing concept to applied ways of scientifically attempting to ‚measure’ this type of disaster related resilience. 28 chapters in this book reflect opportunities and doubts of the disaster risk science community regarding this ‚measurability’. Therefore, examples utilising both quantitative and qualitative approaches are juxtaposed. This book concentrates on features that are distinct characteristics of resilience, how they can be measured and in what sense they are different to vulnerability and risk parameters. Case studies in 11 countries either use a hypothetical pre-event estimation of resilience or are addressing a ‘revealed resilience’ evident and documented after an event. Such information can be helpful to identify benchmarks or margins of impact magnitudes and related recovery times, volumes and qualities of affected populations and infrastructure.

Flood Risk Assessment and Management

This volume is the first in a new series to cover different aspects related to Safety and Security Engineering in order to reach a comprehensive view on risk mitigation.The volume is devoted to floods, as one-third of the annual natural ...

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Author: S. Mambretti

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781845646462

Category: Computers

Page: 137

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This volume is the first in a new series to cover different aspects related to Safety and Security Engineering in order to reach a comprehensive view on risk mitigation.The volume is devoted to floods, as one-third of the annual natural disasters and economic losses, and more than half of the respective victims are flood-related. A burgeoning global population and growing wealth, particularly in the last two or three decades, have increased the risk and the demand for protection from flooding. These features, together with climate change predictions and urban development, are affecting the way flood risk is managed.Knowledge and scientific tools play a role of paramount importance in the strain of coping with flooding problems, along with the capacity building in the context of political and administrative framework. Therefore, governments need to establish clear institutional, financial and social mechanisms and processes for flood risk management in order to ensure the safety of people and property and, thereby, contribute to both flood defence and sustainable development.The present volume contains selected papers presented at the Conferences organized by the Wessex Institute of Technology. The papers have been revised by the Authors, in order to be up-to-date and integrated in the book, which covers the following topics: - Risk assessment - Mathematical models for flood propagation - Effect of topographic data resolution - Social and psychological aspects - Decision making and management - Legislations and directives - Alternatives in flood protection - Response and recovery - Damages and economic-related problems - Case studies The quality of the material makes the volume a most valuable and up-to-date tool for professionals, scientists, and managers to appreciate the state-of-the-art in this important field of knowledge.

Mountain Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

The result is a contribution to advancing disaster resilience and risk reduction in the HKH region. The book will be of special interest to policy makers, donors, and researchers concerned with the disaster issues in the region.

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Author: Hari Krishna Nibanupudi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431552420

Category: Nature

Page: 284

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The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is highly vulnerable to earthquakes and water-induced disasters. This fragile mountain region is under tremendous stress from climate change and land-use degradation that has accelerated flash floods, river-line floods, erosion, and wet mass movements during the monsoon period and drought in the non-monsoon period. Against the backdrop of intensifying disasters and in the absence of a focused documentation of disaster risk reduction issues in the HKH region, this volume presents a comprehensive body of knowledge. The main purpose and objective of this publication is to connect existing data, research, conceptual work, and practical cases on risk, resilience, and risk reduction from the HKH region under a common analytical umbrella. The result is a contribution to advancing disaster resilience and risk reduction in the HKH region. The book will be of special interest to policy makers, donors, and researchers concerned with the disaster issues in the region.

State of the Basin Report

Most communities in the LMB are exposed to the risk of drought but unlike floods,
droughts ... Flood risk cannot be eliminated and management requires local
initiatives to increase the resilience of flood-prone communities and so enable
them ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037538642

Category: Economic development projects

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Geoinformatics for Natural Resource Management

... COMMUNITY RESILIENCE THROUGH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT :
FLOOD RISK MAPPING IN CENTRAL VIET NAM Phong Tran * and Rajib Shaw *
International Environment and Disaster Management Laboratory Graduate
School of ...

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Author: P. K. Joshi

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015084111148

Category: Nature

Page: 634

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This title contains chapters written by noted researchers and experts. It brings together the concepts, theories and experiences of experts in the field of geoinformatics in relation to natural resource management.

Living with the Red

Nearly 25 percent of flood insurance claims in the United States are from outside
the 100 - year floodplain . Individuals and localities need to account for that
residual risk by building communities resilient to flooding . Recommendation 18 ...

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Author: International Joint Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210018652949

Category: Disaster relief

Page: 82

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This is the Commission's final report addressing issues arising from the 1997 flood on the Red River. It begins with a review of the geography & flood history of the Red River Basin in North Dakota & Manitoba and an overview of the work of the International Red River Basin Task Force, which was formed to assist with the required studies. The subsequent chapters describe major issues regarding flood preparedness & mitigation, and offer conclusions & recommendations intended to guide further efforts to reduce flood risks. Topics covered include flood reduction measures such as reservoir storage, protection of large population centres, the socio-economic impacts of flooding, community resilience, protection of individual homes & communities and agricultural areas, impacts on transportation infrastructure, flooding on the Pembina River, emergency management, data & decision support, environmental considerations, floodplain management, and institutional arrangements & binational co-operation. Appendices include the Commission's interim report and the main text of the final report of the Task Force.

Understanding Disaster Risk

Combining the applications of social, financial, technological, design, engineering and nature-based approaches, the volume addresses rising global priorities and focuses on strengthening the global understanding of vulnerability, displaced ...

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Author: Pedro Pinto Santos

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128190487

Category: Science

Page: 370

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Understanding Disaster Risk: A Multidimensional Approach presents the first principle from the UNISDR Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015-2030. The framework includes a discussion of risk and resilience from both a theoretical and governance perspective in light of ideas that are shaping our common future. In addition, it presents innovative tools and best practices in reducing risk and building resilience. Combining the applications of social, financial, technological, design, engineering and nature-based approaches, the volume addresses rising global priorities and focuses on strengthening the global understanding of vulnerability, displaced communities, cultural heritages and cultural identity. Readers will gain a multifaceted understanding of disaster, addressing both historic and contemporary issues. Focusing on the various dimensions of disaster risk, the book details natural and social components of risk and the challenges posed to risk assessment models under the climate change paradigm. Addresses the current challenges in policy and practice for building resilience strategies Follows the global frameworks for disaster risk reduction and sustainability, specifically the UNISDR Sendai Framework for DRR, 2015-2030 Aids in understanding the natural and social components of risk in a diverse and globalized world Presents the challenges posed to risk assessment models under the climate change paradigm