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Socio-Hydrology of Floods  

Giuliano Di Baldassarre

Online publication date:
Oct 2017
Subject:
Floods
Fatalities and economic losses caused by floods are dramatically increasing in many regions of the world, and there is serious concern about future flood risk given the potentially ... More

Scalar Politics in Flood Risk Management and Community Engagement  

Thomas Thaler

Recent extreme hydrological events (e.g., in the United States in 2005 or 2012, Pakistan in 2010, and Thailand in 2011) revealed increasing flood risks due to climate and societal change. ... More

Scaling Theory of Floods for Developing a Physical Basis of Statistical Flood Frequency Relations  

Vijay Gupta

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Sep 2017
Prediction of floods at locations where no streamflow data exist is a global issue because most of the countries involved don’t have adequate streamflow records. The United States ... More

Ontological Security and Natural Hazards  

Tim Harries

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Sep 2017
People not only want to be safe from natural hazards; they also want to feel they are safe. Sometimes these two desires pull in different directions, and when they do, this slows the ... More

Systems Approaches for Coastal Hazard Assessment and Resilience  

Scott C. Hagen, Davina L. Passeri, Matthew V. Bilskie, Denise E. DeLorme, and David Yoskowitz

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Aug 2017
The framework presented herein supports a changing paradigm in the approaches used by coastal researchers, engineers, and social scientists to model the impacts of climate change and sea ... More

Measuring Flood Discharge  

Marian Muste and Ton Hoitink

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Aug 2017
With a continuous global increase in flood frequency and intensity, there is an immediate need for new science-based solutions for flood mitigation, resilience, and adaptation that can be ... More

The United States National Weather Service Real-Time Flood Forecasting  

Pedro J. Restrepo

Online publication date:
Jul 2017
Subject:
Floods
The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) is the agency responsible for flood forecasting. Operational flow forecasting at the NWS is carried out at the 13 river forecasting centers for main ... More

Societal Impacts of Flood Hazards  

Philip Bubeck, Antje Otto, and Juergen Weichselgartner

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Jun 2017
Subject:
Floods
Floods remain the most devastating natural hazard globally, despite substantial investments in flood prevention and management in recent decades. Fluvial floods, such as the ones in ... More

Livelihoods in Bangladesh Floodplains  

Parvin Sultana and Paul Thompson

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Jun 2017
Floodplains are ecologically diverse and important sources of livelihood for rural people. Bangladesh is one of the most floodplain-dominated countries and supports the highest density of ... More

Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding  

Russ S. Schumacher

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May 2017
Heavy precipitation, which in many contexts is welcomed because it provides the water necessary for agriculture and human use, in other situations is responsible for deadly and destructive ... More

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