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Flood Warning, Forecasting and Emergency Response


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Flood Warning

    1. Pages 1-18
    2. Pages 21-49
    3. Pages 51-70
    4. Pages 71-89
  3. Flood Forecasting

    1. Pages 93-122
    2. Pages 123-147
    3. Pages 149-173
    4. Pages 175-206
  4. Emergency Response

    1. Pages 209-229
    2. Pages 231-248
    3. Pages 249-266
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 267-303

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive account of flood warning, forecasting and emergency response processes, including techniques for predicting the development of flood events and for issuing appropriate warnings. Topics such as telemetry and information systems, flood warning economics, and river and coastal monitoring are also discussed. This book brings together many aspects of this interesting multidisciplinary topic and will serve as a valuable reference for researchers, policy makers and engineers.

Kevin Sene is a civil engineer and researcher whose experience includes developing flood warning and forecasting investment strategies, writing best practice guidelines in flood forecasting, and designing operational systems. With more than 20 years of experience, he has published some 45 scientific and conference papers on topics in hydrology, hydrometeorology and hydraulics.



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About the authors

The author K. Sene has wide practical experience in the implementation of operational flood warning and forecasting systems, together with research experience in hydrology, meteorology and information systems. He has also played a leading role in developing several best practice guidelines on flood forecasting techniques for use by engineers and policy makers.

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