Along with windstorms, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters.
Although they can often be predicted, they cause loss of life, damage and destruction, as many urban communities are located near coasts and rivers.
In terms of victims, floods are responsible for more than half the deaths caused by natural catastrophes.
As flood events appear to be rapidly increasing world-wide, an advanced and universal approach to urban flooding and how to manage will help reduce flood impact.
This textbook integrates expertise from disciplines such as hydrology, sociology, architecture, urban design, construction and water resources engineering.
The subject is approached from an international perspective and case studies, exercises, expert advice and literature recommendations are included to support the theory and illustrations.
Developed by a team of specialists, this volume is intended for urban flood management education of hydrology, geography, civil and environmental engineering, and management students at university level.
Moreover, professionals will find this book useful as a reference.
More information on flood resilience and urban flood management can be found at www.floodresiliencegroup.orgFor a preview, please go to http://issuu.com/crcpress/docs/urban_flood_management