Essays about: "policy flood"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 essays containing the words policy flood.

  1. 1. Indicators for Flood Adaptation Assessment: The Case of New York City

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Cristina Bernal Aparicio; [2020]
    Keywords : Vulnerability; flood risk management; framework for flood adaptation; climate change; disaster risk reduction.; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Due to both the effects of climate change and the high concentrations of infrastructure and socio-economic activity in low-lying areas in NYC, floods have the potential to destroy homes and businesses, impair infrastructure, and threaten human safety. Measurement, reporting, and verification are vital steps in evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of a climate change adaptation efforts. READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. 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

  5. 5. Understanding the conducive space for social learning in the context of flood risk management: a case study of the city of Cali, Colombia

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Author : Dayana Hernandez; [2014]
    Keywords : social learning; floods; natural disaster; formal space; informal space; disaster risk management; trust; reciprocity; Cali; Colombia;

    Abstract : The potential occurrence of natural disasters associated with hydro-climatological hazards poses challenges to urban SES. Considering the urbanization trend worldwide and the uncertainty linked to the manifestation of such hazards, these challenges are expected to increase. READ MORE