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- Handbook Of Flood Risk Science & Management
Flooding from rivers and coastal waters is a natural process that plays an important role in shaping the natural environment. However, flooding threatens life and causes substantial damage to property. The effects of weather events can be increased in severity both as a consequence of previous decisions about the location, design and nature of settlement and land use, and as a potential consequence of future climate change. Although flooding cannot be wholly prevented, its impacts can be avoided and reduced through good planning and management. The aims of planning policy on development and flood risk are to ensure that flood risk is taken into account at all stages in the planning process to avoid inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding, and to direct development away from areas at higher risk. Where new development is, exceptionally, necessary in such areas, policy aims to make it safe without increasing flood risk elsewhere and where possible, reducing flood risk overall. Framing policies for the location of development which avoid flood risk to people and property where possible, and manage any residual risk, taking account of the impacts of climate change. Only permitting development in areas of flood risk where there are no reasonably available sites in areas of lower flood risk, and benefits of the development outweigh the risks from flooding. This book takes into account such a factor, assessing the potential for a flood to occur, and a vulnerability analysis to provide an understanding of the consequences should an flood of a certain magnitude occur. It is intended that this is an essential reference guide to those who are dealing with flood risk science and management.
AUTOR: Robinson, Peter
EDITORA: Auris Reference
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