Urban Flood Risk Management

BY ASSOCIATED PROGRAMME ON FLOOD MANAGEMENT (APFM), WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO) | 24 MAR 2008
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APFM Technical Document No. 11, Flood Management Tools Series
The central concern of this paper is to bring the different aspects of urban flood risks together under the umbrella of a risk management approach that aims to explain urban flood risks as well as to show possibilities of how they can be managed successfully. It will be argued that only the combination of spatial, technical and organizational measures will lead to a more sustainable and effective management of urban flood risks. Based on this holistic paradigm this paper is structured into three main chapters. By referring to two basic concepts of urban water and flood management chapter two provides a conceptual framework for the following chapters. Chapter three examines causes and impacts of urban flood risk by distinguishing clearly between its several constituent components. Finally, chapter four can be read as a general guideline towards the integrated management of urban flood risk. Concrete measures as well as organizational requirements are discussed in this chapter in order to illustrate the most important options and steps towards the development of flood risk management plans in cities.

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