Essays about: "flood policy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the words flood policy.

  1. 1. Making urban stormwater management more sustainable. A case study of Tallinn, Estonia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Internationella miljöinstitutet

    Author : Virginie Laroche; [2019]
    Keywords : stormwater management; sustainable urban drainage systems; nature-based solutions; flood mitigation; geographic information systems; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The concept of sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) is increasingly recognised as a valuable approach to flood risk mitigation and urban landscape planning. Many European cities are considering integrating SuDS features to their stormwater management practices. READ MORE

  2. 2. Glacial lake flood hazard assessment and modelling : a GIS perspective

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Maimoona Zehra Jawaid; [2017]
    Keywords : moraine dammed lake; Himalayas; Bhutan; GIS; hazard assessment; dynamic flood model; glacial lake; Physical Geography; ecosystem analysis; digital elevation model; GEM; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : High mountain regions have experienced decreased glacier stability due to varying climate conditions. As glaciers melt, they are being replaced by glacial lakes of different sizes, some of which are prone to outburst flooding, and have caused catastrophic damage to downstream settlements and infrastructure. READ MORE

  3. 3. River Basin Management Guidelines for Water Management in Uganda: Comparison with EU case studies

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Teknisk vattenresurslära

    Author : Peter Okello; [2016]
    Keywords : EU water notes; International conferences; Water Framework Directive; Uganda; National Water Policy; Integrated water resources management.; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : This research is based on the hypothesis that the EU water legislation establish river basin management rules which are based on better scientific knowledge and available technologies than the existing national policy and legal framework supporting water management in Uganda. It is however acknowledged that the requirements of the existing EU water policies are hardly often directly applied to the situations of a developing country such as Uganda, but that they provide lessons that are useful when preparing agreements and policies in these countries. READ MORE

  4. 4. Proceed with caution: Using a transaction cost framework and case study approach to explain how reactive adaptation to extreme climate events can lead to poor adaptation outcomes

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Internationella miljöinstitutet

    Author : Beau Damen; [2014]
    Keywords : Extreme Climate Events; Adaptation; Transaction Costs; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The ‘policy window hypothesis’ in the context of extreme climate events, refers to a phenomenon whereby adaptation action is facilitated and occurs directly in response to extreme climate events. Despite the intuitive logic that extreme climate events may provide useful opportunities to design and implement successful adaptation policies, the literature suggests that this is not the case. READ MORE

  5. 5. Development of a web application based on MCDA and GIS for the decision support of river and floodplain rehabilitation projects

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Alexia Chang-Wailing Spitteler; [2014]
    Keywords : Physical Geography and Ecosystem analysis; GIS; MCDA; river restoration; web application; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Rivers have been modified significantly during the last 200 years in Switzerland. These modifications were done for protection purposes (protection against floods), construction of hydropower plants, gain of land or other human activities. READ MORE