Flood Risk Management in Europe

Innovation in Policy and Practice

  • Selina Begum
  • Marcel J. F. Stive
  • Jim W. Hall

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Flood Risk Management Practice

  3. Flood Events and Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. L.C.P.M. Stuyt, J.E.A. Reinders, E.E. Van Der Hoek, E.G.M. Hermans, M. Muinck De Keizer, J. Icke
      Pages 107-129
    3. M. Bočkarjova, A.E. Steenge, A. Van Der Veen
      Pages 131-154
    4. J.J. Flikweert, C. Coremans, K. De Gooijer, L. Wentholt
      Pages 171-187
  4. Flood Analysis and Modelling

  5. Flood Forecasting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. P.A. Ayral, S. Sauvagnargues-Lesage, S. Gay, F. Bressand
      Pages 335-352
    3. M. Butts, A. Dubicki, K. Stronska, G. JØrgensen, A. Nalberczynski, A. Lewandowski et al.
      Pages 353-384
    4. D.E. Cadman, D.A. Price, M.B. Butts
      Pages 385-399
    5. K.A. Tilford, K.J. Sene, R. Khatibi
      Pages 401-416
  6. Flood Risk Management Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 431-431
    2. A.L. Vetere Arellano, A. De Roo, J.-P. Nordvik
      Pages 433-468
    3. L.M. Bouwer, P. Vellinga
      Pages 469-484
    4. D. Thorsteinsson, A. Semadeni-Davies, R. Larsson
      Pages 485-503
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 523-536

About this book


In recent years major floods have occurred across Europe causing serious damages and huge financial implications. Flood risk and vulnerability is increasing with increased frequency of occurrence of extreme events due to climate change, changes in land-use, encroachment into floodplains and increasing economic value of assets and businesses. Human lives, property, environment and socio-economics are at increasing risk due to flooding. Recent alarming events in Central Europe, UK and The Netherlands have provided renewed impetus to the development of improved policies and techniques for flood risk management across Europe. Sharing of knowledge and understanding of the practical problems, dilemmas and challenges will aid in the development and implementation of new technologies and strategies of the challenging issues of flood risk management in Europe.

This valuable edition brings together 26 peer reviewed articles on technical, socio-economic, environmental and policy aspects of flood risk management. These articles contribute to the five sections with the general themes: i) flood risk management practice, ii) flood events and impacts, iii) flood analysis and modelling iv) flood forecasting and v) flood risk management policy. Some emerging technologies are presented and several future challenges are identified.


This book will be of interest to engineers, scientists, planners, policy-makers, researchers, insurance industry and all the practitioners involved in flood risk management, and its sub-disciplines in engineering, hydrology, environmental studies, coastal management, economics and public policy.


Environment Europe Flood forecasting Flood hazard Flood modelling Flood risk Map Policy Rain Scale climate change development hydrology

Editors and affiliations

  • Selina Begum
    • 1
  • Marcel J. F. Stive
    • 2
  • Jim W. Hall
    • 3
  1. 1.Environment AgencyPeterboroughUK
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Newcastle UniversityUK

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