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Flood And Coastal Erosion Risk Management

Author: Edmund Penning-Rowsell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135074542
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A new ‘Multi-Coloured Manual' This book is a successor to and replacement for the highly respected manual and handbook on the benefits of flood and coastal risk management, produced by the Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University, UK, with support from Defra and the Environment Agency. It builds upon a previous book known as the "multi-coloured manual" (2005), which itself was a synthesis of the blue (1977), red (1987) and yellow manuals (1992). As such it expands and updates this work, to provide a manual of assessment techniques of flood risk management benefits, indirect benefits, and coastal erosion risk management benefits. It has three key aims. First it provides methods and data which can be used for the practical assessment of schemes and policies. Secondly it describes new research to update the data and improve techniques. Thirdly it explains the limitations and complications of Benefit-Cost Analysis, to guide decision-making on investment in river and coastal risk management schemes.

Future Flooding And Coastal Erosion Risks

Author: Colin R. Thorne
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727734495
Size: 44.69 MB
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Presenting a forward look at the way risks associated with flooding and coastal erosion are likely to increase during the 21st century, this title examines the integrated measures necessary to manage future increases in risk.

Coastal Risk Management In A Changing Climate

Author: Barbara Zanuttigh
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0123973317
Size: 68.76 MB
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Existing coastal management and defense approaches are not well suited to meet the challenges of climate change and related uncertanities. Professionals in this field need a more dynamic, systematic and multidisciplinary approach. Written by an international group of experts, Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate provides innovative, multidisciplinary best practices for mitigating the effects of climate change on coastal structures. Based on the Theseus program, the book includes eight study sites across Europe, with specific attention to the most vulnerable coastal environments such as deltas, estuaries and wetlands, where many large cities and industrial areas are located. Integrated risk assessment tools for considering the effects of climate change and related uncertainties Presents latest insights on coastal engineering defenses Provides integrated guidelines for setting up optimal mitigation measures Provides directly applicable tools for the design of mitigation measures Highlights socio-economic perspectives in coastal mitigation

Broad Scale Coastal Simulation

Author: Robert J. Nicholls
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 940075258X
Size: 59.94 MB
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Coastal zones exemplify the environmental pressures we face: their beauty attracts settlement, they offer potential for diverse economic activities, and they are sensitive natural habitats for important species, as well as providing a range of ecosystem services. They are also extremely vulnerable to the vicissitudes of climate change, which include rising sea levels and changes in extreme events such as storms. With large populations living in coastal and estuarine cities facing the ongoing threat of inundation, coordinated management is essential, especially as coastal zones form a linked system in which piecemeal, uncoordinated management could be counterproductive.

Kosystemdienstleistungen

Author: Karsten Grunewald
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3827429870
Size: 27.34 MB
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Die Natur liefert uns viele Leistungen gratis: So bildet sich Grundwasser neu, bleiben Böden fruchtbar, erzeugt die Photosynthese pflanzliche Biomasse. Wir Menschen ziehen aus diesen „Ökosystemdienstleistungen“ (kurz: ÖSD) vielfältigen Nutzen, sei es für die Ernährung, die Versorgung mit Wasser, für die Erholung oder den Schutz vor Naturgefahren. Große internationale Studien wie das Millennium Ecosystem Assessment haben sich eingehend mit den weltweit von Ökosystemen bereitgestellten Leistungen befasst und eindringlich auf die Folgen hingewiesen, die mit deren Verminderung oder Verlust einhergehen. Dieses hochaktuelle Thema wird von Wissenschaftlern ganz unterschiedlicher Disziplinen bearbeitet. Herangehensweisen, Begriffs- und Methodenverständnis sind entsprechend vielfältig. Was ist zum Beispiel mit Leistungsfähigkeit der Natur oder mit Naturkapital gemeint? Welche Werte der Natur sind besonders wichtig, wie sind sie verteilt und wie beurteilt bzw. vermittelt man sie? Können alle Ökosystemdienstleistungen einzeln und als Summe quantifiziert oder gar monetarisiert werden? Was ist zu tun, damit uns die vielfältigen Leistungen der Natur auch zukünftig zur Verfügung stehen? Das vorliegende Buch erläutert das vielschichtige Konzept der Ökosystemdienstleistungen, zeigt einen methodischen Rahmen zu ihrer Analyse und Bewertung auf und diskutiert Fallbeispiele, vor allem aus Deutschland. Angesprochen sind Wissenschaftler wie Praktiker aus dem behördlichen, ehrenamtlichen und freiberuflichen Bereich, vor allem im Umwelt- und Naturschutz sowie der Regional- und Flächennutzungsplanung, Fachleute aus der Wirtschaft, auf politischen Bühnen Tätige, Studierende sowie alle, die sich für ökologische, ökonomische, ethische und umweltpolitische Grundsatzfragen sowie Belange von Ökosystemen und Landschaften interessieren.

River Basin Modelling For Flood Risk Mitigation

Author: Donald W. Knight
Publisher: CRC Pr I Llc
ISBN: 9780415383448
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Flooding accounts for one-third of natural disasters worldwide and for over half the deaths that occur as a result of natural disasters. As the frequency and volume of flooding increases, due to climate change, there is a new urgency amongst researchers and professionals working in flood risk management.River Basin Modelling for Flood Risk Mitigation brings together thirty edited papers by leading experts who gathered for the European Union's Advanced Study Course at the University of Birmingham, UK. In this book, coverage ranges in scope from issues concerning the protection of life to river restoration and wetland management. Eminent experts examine a variety of topics, including climate change, hydroinformatics, hydrometeorology, river flow forecasting systems, and dam-break modeling. They also explore risk and uncertainty issues for flood management, the social and economic impacts of flooding, and developments in flood forecasting and early warning systems. Case studies illustrate the concepts and methods presented throughout the text.With broad yet integrated coverage, River Basin Modelling for Flood Risk Mitigation is an informative and accessible reference tool for professional engineers involved with flood risk management.

The Economics Of Coastal Management

Author: Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell
Publisher: *Belhaven Press
ISBN: 9780471947448
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This is an outstanding and pioneering volume. The coastal zones of the world contain vitally important economic and environmental resources, and yet they are threatened by erosion, flooding and environmental damage from unwise protection schemes. These coastal zones resources need protection and enhancement, where necessary and with appropriate policies and schemes, so that our uses of the coast are protected and environmental values can continue to be enjoyed by a population which increasingly values a quality environment. This Manual is pioneering in developing a completely new range of techniques to value the importance of the coast, and hence can help make decisions as to which areas should be protected and which should be left in their existing state. The research is unique in pursuing the twin schemes of economic and environmental evaluation of coastal resources in a form that is of practical value to decision-makers. The results show that our coasts contain resources of very high value indeed, and many of these values have been improperly understood in the past. Throughout the volume the reader is given step-by-step guidance as to the evaluation techniques that are recommended, and many ‘health warnings’ as to how to avoid errors and misinterpretations. The Manual will serve as a sound scientific basis for detailed investigations as well as a quick and easy-to-use reference source of methods and data for busy professionals. Contents Introduction and summary Theoretical perspectives Coastal erosion: evaluating potential losses and benefits Coastal recreation: the impacts of coast protection and sea defence projects The benefits of flood alleviation: sea defence at the coast The potential environmental gains and losses from coast protection and sea defence works Integrated computer-based analysis Case studies References Appendices Index All the authors’ research has been at the Middlesex University Flood Hazard Research Centre. This Centre was founded in 1970 and has accumulated a wealth of experience in the fields of economic, social and environmental analysis. Their research has gained an outstanding international reputation for the Centre and for the University in areas of policy appraisal, economic analysis, social survey methods and environmental assessment.