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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
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). February 2012
  • This document provides 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. Each chapter starts with a full contents list and a summary of the chapter for quick reference. It is then made up of sections which combine general narrative on key aspects of urban flood risk management, case study evidence in the form of lessons from the field on the methods and techniques of flood risk management and "How To" sections on necessary and immediate operational tasks.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Argentina, Germany, Mozambique , La Plata River Basin, Cologne, Jakarta
  • Main themes: Floods, Risk management, Urban areas
  • Main target audience: Community project officers, Decision makers, Local officials, Policy makers, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Guidebook
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Published in 2015