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Floods and Landslides: Integrated Risk Assessment

  • Riccardo Casale
  • Claudio Margottini

Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction — Overview,Technical Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Fattorelli, G. Dalla Fontana, D. Da Ros
      Pages 19-38
    3. R. Dikau
      Pages 39-44
  3. Tools — Methodology

  4. Management — Socio-Economic Aspects

About this book


Scientific reserach on natural disasters is now implementing new methodologies and aproaches as consequences of: 1. mutating impact of extreme natural events in response to societal change like land use, lifelines, communications, transportation, etc.; 2. development which claim for new urban and industrial territories, often in hazard prone areas; 3. impact of modern society on natural climate variability (climate change) and con­ sequently, on spatial and temporal frequency of extreme events related to hydro­ logical cycle. As consequence of the above mentioned items it is necessary to develop a global approach to territory in order to understand reciprocous influence between climate dynamics with their extreme consequences like floods and landslides and socio-eco­ nomic development. In such a way, and in response to societal change, scientific re­ search on floods and landslides is beginning to loose the classical mono disciplinary approach and it is starting to be a science of the hydrological processes. The course on "Floods and Landslides: integrated risk assessment" held in Orvieto (Italy) 19-26 may 1996, has been organised by the European Commission specifically with the aim of transferring to young European scientists these new views, in order to contribute to a future scientific community, capable to face with the future environ­ mental problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Riccardo Casale
    • 1
  • Claudio Margottini
    • 2
  1. 1.Directorate General XII Science, Research and DevelopmentEuropean CommissionBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.ENEA CR CasacciaS. Maria di Galeria (Rome)Italy

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