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Flood Issues in Contemporary Water Management

  • Jiri Marsalek
  • W. Ed Watt
  • Evzen Zeman
  • Friedhelm Sieker
Book

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASEN2, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pavel Puncochar, Marek Mata, Daniel Pokorny
    Pages 17-24
  3. István Kránicz
    Pages 85-94
  4. A. Shulyarenko, M. Yatsyuk, L. Shulyarenko
    Pages 95-100
  5. R. R. Van der Ploeg, D. Hermsmeyer, J. Bachmann
    Pages 115-123
  6. Vaclav Jirasek
    Pages 135-138
  7. Martine Jak, Matthijs Kok
    Pages 139-146
  8. A. Lewandowski
    Pages 147-153
  9. Ben R. Urbonas, William G. Degroot
    Pages 175-184
  10. Roland K. Price
    Pages 237-250
  11. Petr Voznica
    Pages 283-292
  12. Piotr Kowalczak
    Pages 323-332
  13. Tomas Metelka
    Pages 343-349
  14. Nicholas Pinter, Russell Thomas, Joseph H. Wlosinski
    Pages 351-361
  15. M. Sowinski
    Pages 363-373
  16. Andrzej Kulig
    Pages 401-404
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 429-432

About this book

Introduction

In 1997 disastrous flooding running through the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany took the lives of a great number of people and caused economic damage estimated in tens of billions of dollars. Flooding of the Yangtze river in 1998 killed more than 3000 people, dislocated 230 million souls, and caused direct damage of more than $ 45 billion. Both the general public and the experts are asking what we can learn from these recent events to reduce loss of life and flood damage.
The 1997 floods were dealt with by experts from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany, who presented timely reports on combatting floods, both success stories and shortcomings. This experience is further extended by reports from experts drawn from 13 other countries, developing a broad overview of flood risk management, covering the ecosystem approach to flood management, including socioeconomic issues, flood impacts on water quality, human health, and natural ecosystems.

Keywords

floods water management water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiri Marsalek
    • 1
  • W. Ed Watt
    • 2
  • Evzen Zeman
    • 3
  • Friedhelm Sieker
    • 4
  1. 1.National Water Research InstituteBurlingtonCanada
  2. 2.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  3. 3.Hydroinform a.s. PraguePragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.University of HannoverHannoverGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4140-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6452-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4140-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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