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Decision Support Methods for Assessing Flood Risk and Vulnerability

Decision Support Methods for Assessing Flood Risk and Vulnerability

Ahmed Karmaoui (Southern Center for Culture and Sciences (SCCS), Morocco)
Release Date: July, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 332
ISBN13: 9781522597711|ISBN10: 1522597719|EISBN13: 9781522597735|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9771-1


Each year, floods cause an enormous amount of global economic and social damage, impacting transportation systems, water supplies, agriculture, and health. Response management to catastrophic floods require increased measures involving integrated planning, adaptation, and recovery strategies in order to protect against human loss.

Decision Support Methods for Assessing Flood Risk and Vulnerability is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of effective models and tools focused on the diagnosis of vulnerability to flooding risks and evaluates and measures the impact of floods on socio-economic wellbeing. While highlighting topics such as hydrological events, soil erosion, and flood vulnerability, this publication explores methods of identifying appropriate adaptation strategies. This book is ideally designed for researchers, students, academicians, policymakers, government officials, and technology developers seeking current empirical research findings to be used to improve the overall understanding of the flood phenomenon.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Climate Change
  • Communication Strategies
  • Disaster Management
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Flood Vulnerability
  • Global Warming
  • Hydrological Events
  • Preparedness and Recovery
  • Risk Assessment
  • Satellite Imaging
  • Soil Erosion

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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