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Flood Risk Management. A Strategic Approach

Flood Risk Management. A Strategic Approach
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design, Ministry of Water Resources of China (GIWP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). May 2013
  • This book is designed to provide the reader with a general understanding of the process and frameworks of strategic flood risk management (FRM), and guidance on the underlying philosophies and supporting techniques. It is not intended, however, to provide guidance on the detailed technical tools and means of analysis that form part of the FRM analytical process. Instead, it is intended to provide an overview of the emerging good practice in strategic risk-based FRM, the process of developing plans and policies, and the appropriate times and places at which these more specific techniques can be used. The report is structured into three parts, each containing a number of self-contained chapters. Part A focuses on the history of and emerging trends in FRM. Part B explores the philosophy of strategic FRM and the contemporary approach to the issues. Finally, Part C introduces some specific tools and techniques for FRM.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Ecosystem services, Floods, Infrastructure, Risk management, Vulnerability, Water management, Water planning
  • Main target audience: Basin auhorities, Project planners, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Good practices, Guidebook, Methodology, Recommendations
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Published in 2015