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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, Professor of Land Policy and Land Management, 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: May 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 952 7 Extent: c 192 pp
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.

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.

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.
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‘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
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Contributors include: 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, Gábor Ungvári, Arthur Schindelegger, Lenka Slavíková, Zorica Srdjevic, Barbara Tempels, Thomas Thaler, Mark Wilkinson, Vesna Zupanc
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