By Vujica Yevjevich (auth.), Giuseppe Rossi, Nilgun Harmancioğlu, Vujica Yevjevich (eds.)
Floods are traditional risks whose results can deeply have an effect on the commercial and environmental equilibria of a area. caliber of lifetime of humans residing in parts with regards to rivers will depend on either the chance flood might happen and the reliability of flood forecast, caution and regulate structures.
instruments for forecasting and mitigating floods were constructed via examine within the fresh previous. innovations at the moment impact flood chance mitigation, after many a long time of loss of major growth: they're the improvement of recent applied sciences for real-time flood forecast and caution (based on climate radars and satellites) and a shift from structural to non-structural flood keep watch over measures, because of elevated understanding of the significance of defending the surroundings and the opposed affects of hydraulic works on it.
This publication is a evaluate of analysis growth booked within the advancements of forecast power and the regulate of floods. regularly the booklet offers the result of fresh study in hydrology, smooth suggestions of real-time forecast and caution, and methods of controlling floods for smaller affects at the surroundings. a few case stories of floods in numerous geographical components also are awarded.
Scientists and experts operating in fields of hydrology, environmental safety and hydraulic engineering will get pleasure from this booklet for its theoretical and useful content material.
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35 G. Rossi et aI. ), Coping with Floods, © 1994 Kluwer Academic Publishers. 3~3. 2. DO-NOTHING EXCEPT ADJUSTING TO FLOODS Many rivers and adjacent lands, subject to inundation during floods, have been kept by humans in a natural state for millennia. Both the homo-gatherer and the homo-agriculturist used them relatively wisely in their survival through history. An example of the basic policy of respecting floods and flood plains by doing nothing, or with no substantial coping with floods, may be found in an old Chinese maxim on floods, developed by long experience and still practiced in some areas.
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Coping with Floods by Vujica Yevjevich (auth.), Giuseppe Rossi, Nilgun Harmancioğlu, Vujica Yevjevich (eds.)