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Spatial Flood Risk Management

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Spatial Flood Risk Management

Implementing Catchment-based Retention and Resilience on Private Land

9781800379527 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Thomas Hartmann, School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University, Germany, Lenka Slavíková, Faculty of Social and Economic Studies and Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy (IEEP), Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Czech Republic and Mark E. Wilkinson, Department of Environmental and Biochemical Sciences, James Hutton Institute, UK
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 952 7 Extent: 192 pp
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Centralising the role of land and landowners, Spatial Flood Risk Management brings together knowledge from socio-economy, public policy, hydrology, geomorphology, and engineering to establish an interdisciplinary knowledge base on spatial approaches to managing flood risks.

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License. It is free to read, download and share at Elgaronline.

Centralizing the role of land and landowners, Spatial Flood Risk Management brings together knowledge from socio-economy, public policy, hydrology, geomorphology, and engineering to establish an interdisciplinary knowledge base on spatial approaches to managing flood risks.

Discussing key barriers and sharing evidence-based best practices to flood risk management, international contributors involved in the LAND4FLOOD EU COST Action initiative (CA16209) seek transferrable solutions to the implementation challenges of nature-based solutions. Introducing the concept of spatial flood risk management, the multi-national teams of authors consider the notion of land through three analytical lenses: as a biophysical system, a socio-economic resource, and a solution to flood risk management. Advocating for a more comprehensive approach, the book explores options of where and how to store water within catchments, including decentralized water retention in the hinterland, flood storage along rivers, and planned flooding in resilient cities.

Bringing together the existing knowledge on the relation between flood risk management and land with an international and interdisciplinary scope, this book will prove invaluable to academics, policy makers and public authorities involved in flood risk management, urban planners, and governing environmental bodies.
Critical Acclaim
‘In a world where climatic variability is expected to deluge various regions of the world, the link between land use and water management will become even more evident. Hence, this book is a very timely and welcomed compilation of articles exploring nature-based solutions for flood risk management on privately-owned lands. It fills a large gap in the literature and is certainly a major contribution to the field.’
– Gabriel Eckstein, Texas A&M University and Immediate past-President of The International Water Resources Association, US

‘Global climate change will cause more flood damage. The implementation of nature-based water retardation and absorption measures on both private and public land is an essential damage mitigation strategy. This book by leading European flood experts provides a roadmap to the hydrological, economic, geographic, legal and social challenges that the adoption and implementation of effective strategies poses.’
– A. Dan Tarlock, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Tech, US
Contributors
Contributors: Juliane Albrecht, Nejc Bezak, Mary Bourke, Dennis Collentine, Rares Halbac-Cotoara-Zamfir, Thomas Hartmann, Paul Hudson, Robert Jüpner, András Kis, Lukas Loeschner, Jan Macháč, Sofija Nikolić Popadić, Reinhard Pohl, Christin Rinnert, Arthur Schindelegger, Lenka Slavíková, Zorica Srdjevic, Barbara Tempels, Thomas Thaler, Gábor Ungvári, Mark Wilkinson, Vesna Zupanc
Contents
Contents:

Foreword xii
Sally Priest
Acknowledgement xiv
1 Introduction to Spatial Flood Risk Management:
Implementing Catchment-based Retention and Resilience
on Private Land 1
Thomas Hartmann, Lenka Slavíková and Mark E. Wilkinson

PART I WATER RETENTION IN THE HINTERLAND
2 Nature-based solutions for flow reduction in catchment
headwaters 13
Mary Bourke, Mark E. Wilkinson and Zorica Srdjevic
3 Legal challenges of restricting land use for natural flood
protection in the hinterland 33
Juliane Albrecht and Sofija Nikolić Popadić
4 Implementation of measures in the hinterland: transaction
costs and economic instruments 52
Gábor Ungvári and Dennis Collentine

PART II FLOOD STORAGE ALONG RIVERS
5 Technical and hydrological effects across scales and
thresholds of polders, dams and levees 68
Reinhard Pohl and Nejc Bezak
6 Financial compensation and legal restrictions for using
land for flood retention 89
Andras Kis, Arthur Schindelegger and Vesna Zupanc
7 Upstream-downstream schemes and their instruments 106
Thomas Hartmann, Lukas Löschner and Jan Macháč

PART III RESILIENT CITIES
8 Individual measures for adaptive cities 120
Christin Rinnert, Thomas Thaler and Robert Jüpner
9 Institutionalizing the resilient city: constraints and opportunities 134
Rares Halbac-Cotoara-Zamfir and Barbara Tempels
10 The role of risk transfer and spatial planning for enhancing
the flood resilience of cities 148
Paul Hudson and Lenka Slavíková

PART IV CONCLUSION
11 Challenges of spatial flood risk management 164
Thomas Hartmann, Lenka Slavíková and Mark E.
Wilkinson

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