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Flood Warning, Forecasting and Emergency Response

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Recent flood events in Europe, the USA and elsewhere have shown the devastating impact that flooding can have on people and property. Flood warning and forecasting systems provide a well-established way to help to reduce the effects of flooding by allowing people to be evacuated from areas at risk, and for measures to be taken to reduce damage to property. With sufficient warning, temporary defences (sandbags, flood gates etc) can also be installed, and river control structures operated to mitigate the effects of flooding. Many countries and local authorities now operate some form of flood warning system, and the underlying technology requires knowledge across a range of technical areas, including rainfall and tidal detection systems, river and coastal flood forecasting models, flood warning dissemination systems, and emergency response procedures. This book provides a comprehensive account of the flood forecasting, warning and emergency response process, including techniques for predicting the development of flood events, and for issuing appropriate warnings. Related topics, such as telemetry and information systems, and flood warning economics, are also discussed. For perhaps the first time, this book brings together in a single volume the many strands of this interesting multidisciplinary topic, and will serve as a reference for researchers, policy makers and engineers. The material on meteorological, hydrological and coastal modelling and monitoring may also be of interest to a wider audience.

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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive summary of various topics in flood warning, forecasting and emergency response procedures. Based on up-to-date research, the book brings together many aspects of this interesting multidisciplinary topic.

Synopsis:

This book provides a comprehensive account of flood warning, forecasting and emergency response processes, including techniques for predicting the development of flood events and for issuing appropriate warnings. Topics such as telemetry and information systems, flood warning economics, and river and coastal monitoring are also discussed. This book brings together many aspects of this interesting multidisciplinary topic and will serve as a valuable reference for researchers, policy makers and engineers. Kevin Sene is a civil engineer and researcher whose experience includes developing flood warning and forecasting investment strategies, writing best practice guidelines in flood forecasting, and designing operational systems. With more than 20 years of experience, he has published some 45 scientific and conference papers on topics in hydrology, hydrometeorology and hydraulics.  

About the Author

The author K. Sene has wide practical experience in the implementation of operational flood warning and forecasting systems, together with research experience in hydrology, meteorology and information systems. He has also played a leading role in developing several best practice guidelines on flood forecasting techniques for use by engineers and policy makers.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. Part I: Flood Warning. 2. Detection. 3.Thresholds. 4. Dissemination. Part II: Flood Forecasting. 5.General Principles. 6. Rivers. 7. Coastlines. 8.Selected Applications. Part III: Emergency Response. 9. Preparation. 10. Response. 11. Review. References. Glossary of Terms. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783540778523
Author:
Sene, Kevin
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Kevin
Author:
Sene,
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Hydrology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Civil - Flood Control
Subject:
Disasters & Disaster Relief
Subject:
coastal thresholds
Subject:
Emergency Response
Subject:
flood warning
Subject:
Forecasting
Subject:
urban drainage
Subject:
Environmental management
Subject:
Waste Water Technology / Water Pollution Control / Water Management / Aquatic Pollution
Subject:
Civil engineering
Subject:
Geotechnical Engineering
Subject:
Climate change
Subject:
Hydrogeology <P>First book providing a comprehensive summary of various topics in flood warning, forecasting and emergency response procedures</P> <P>Based on up-to-date research and experience gained from the implementation of operational flood forecasti
Subject:
Environmental
Subject:
Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
Subject:
Hydrogeology
Subject:
Geography-Water and Hydrology
Subject:
Water Policy/Water Governance/Water Management
Subject:
Meteorology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Publication Date:
20080926
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
315
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

Related Subjects

Engineering » Civil Engineering » Flood Control
Engineering » Civil Engineering » Geology and Mining
History and Social Science » Geography » Water and Hydrology
History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Modeling

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"Synopsis" by , This is the first book to provide a comprehensive summary of various topics in flood warning, forecasting and emergency response procedures. Based on up-to-date research, the book brings together many aspects of this interesting multidisciplinary topic.
"Synopsis" by , This book provides a comprehensive account of flood warning, forecasting and emergency response processes, including techniques for predicting the development of flood events and for issuing appropriate warnings. Topics such as telemetry and information systems, flood warning economics, and river and coastal monitoring are also discussed. This book brings together many aspects of this interesting multidisciplinary topic and will serve as a valuable reference for researchers, policy makers and engineers. Kevin Sene is a civil engineer and researcher whose experience includes developing flood warning and forecasting investment strategies, writing best practice guidelines in flood forecasting, and designing operational systems. With more than 20 years of experience, he has published some 45 scientific and conference papers on topics in hydrology, hydrometeorology and hydraulics.  
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