Rising Waters

Rising Waters

The Causes and Consequences of Flooding in the United States

eBook - 2011
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"In the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans in 2005, this interdisciplinary book brings together five years of empirical research funded by the National Science Foundation. It explores the causes of flooding in the United States and the ways in which local communities can reduce the associated human casualties and property damage. Focusing on Texas and Florida, the authors investigate factors other than rainfall that determine the degree of flooding, and consider the key role of non-structural techniques and strategies in flood mitigation. The authors present an empirical and multi-scale assessment that underlines the critical importance of local planning and development decisions. Written for advanced students and researchers in hazard mitigation, hydrology, geography, environmental planning and public policy, this book will also provide policy makers, government employees and engineers with important insights into how to make their communities more resilient to the adverse impacts of flooding"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781139063166
1139063162
9781139065061
1139065068
9780511921568
051192156X
9781139079969
1139079964
9781139077675
1139077678
0521193214
9780521193214
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill., maps
Additional Contributors: Kang, Jung Eun
Highfield, Wesley E.

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