Remote Sensing of Hydrometeorological Hazards

Remote Sensing of Hydrometeorological Hazards
Author: George P. Petropoulos,Tanvir Islam
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 525
Release: 2017-11-02
ISBN 10: 1498777597
ISBN 13: 9781498777599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Extreme weather and climate change aggravate the frequency and magnitude of disasters. Facing atypical and more severe events, existing early warning and response systems become inadequate both in scale and scope. Earth Observation (EO) provides today information at global, regional and even basin scales related to agrometeorological hazards. This book focuses on drought, flood, frost, landslides, and storms/cyclones and covers different applications of EO data used from prediction to mapping damages as well as recovery for each category. It explains the added value of EO technology in comparison with conventional techniques applied today through many case studies.

Hydro Meteorological Hazards Risks and Disasters

Hydro Meteorological Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Paolo Paron,Giuliano Di Baldassarre
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 0123964709
ISBN 13: 9780123964700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major atmospheric disasters that have had and continue to have major implications for many of the world’s people, such as floods and droughts. . This volume takes a geoscientific approach to the topic, while also covering current thinking about some directly relevant social scientific issues that can affect lives and property. Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters also contains new insights about how climate change affects hazardous processes. For the first time, information on the many diverse topics relevant to professionals is aggregated into one volume. Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action

Hydrometeorological Hazards

Hydrometeorological Hazards
Author: Philippe Quevauviller
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-10-24
ISBN 10: 111862954X
ISBN 13: 9781118629543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Recent hydrometeorological extreme events have highlighted the increased exposure and vulnerability of societies and the need to strengthen the knowledge-base of related policies. Current research is focused on improving forecasting, prediction and early warning capabilities in order to improve the assessment of vulnerability and risks linked to extreme climatic events. Hydrometeorological Hazards: Interfacing science and policy is the first volume of a series which will gather scientific and policy-related knowledge related to climate-related extreme events. Invited authors are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. This volume reflects the most recent advances in science and policy within this field and takes a multidisciplinary approach. The book provides the reader with a state-of-the art account on flash floods, droughts, storms, and a comprehensive discussion focused on the cost of natural hazards, resilience and adaptation. This book will be an invaluable reference for advanced undergraduates taking courses with a focus on natural hazards including climate-related extreme events. The book will also be of interest to postgraduates, researchers and policy makers in this field looking for an overview of the subject.

Hydrological Hazard Analysis and Prevention

Hydrological Hazard  Analysis and Prevention
Author: Tommaso Caloiero
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2018-11-26
ISBN 10: 3038973742
ISBN 13: 9783038973744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Hydrological Hazard: Analysis and Prevention" that was published in Geosciences

Facing hydrometeorological extremes

Facing hydrometeorological extremes
Author: Isabelle La Jeunesse,Corinne Larrue
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2019-10-14
ISBN 10: 1119383544
ISBN 13: 9781119383543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Provides an understanding of the relationship between social-ecological systems and multilevel governance so that readers can properly deal with hydrometeorological extreme events and hazards Based on field investigations from EU research projects, this book is the first to devote itself to scientific and policy-related knowledge concerning climate change-induced extreme events. It depicts national and international strategies, as well as tools used to improve multilevel governance for the management of hydrometeorological risks. It also demonstrates how these strategies play out over different scales of the decision-making processes. Facing Hydrometeorological Extreme Events: A Governance Issue offers comprehensive coverage of such events as floods, droughts, coastal storms, and wind storms. It showcases real-life success stories of multilevel governance and highlights the individuals involved and the resources mobilized in the decision-making processes. The book starts by presenting a synthesis of hydrometeorological extreme events and their impacts on society. It then demonstrates how societies are organizing themselves to face these extreme events, focusing on the strategies of integration of risk management in governance and public policy. In addition, it includes the results of several EU-funded projects such as CLIMB, STARFLOOD, and INTERREG IVB project DROP. The first book dedicated to hydrometeorological extreme events governance based on field investigations from EU research projects Offers a “multi-hazards” approach—mixing policy, governance, and field investigations’ main outputs Features the results of EU-funded projects addressing hydrometeorological extreme events Part of the Hydrometeorological Extreme Events series Facing Hydrometeorological Extreme Events is an ideal book for upper-graduate students, postgraduates, researchers, scientists, and policy-makers working in the field.

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
Author: Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 3319560913
ISBN 13: 9783319560915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards

Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards
Author: Jonathan Rougier,Steve Sparks,Lisa J. Hill
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-02-21
ISBN 10: 1107310768
ISBN 13: 9781107310766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assessment of risk and uncertainty is crucial for natural hazard risk management, facilitating risk communication and informing strategies to successfully mitigate our society's vulnerability to natural disasters. Written by some of the world's leading experts, this book provides a state-of-the-art overview of risk and uncertainty assessment in natural hazards. It presents the core statistical concepts using clearly defined terminology applicable across all types of natural hazards and addresses the full range of sources of uncertainty, the role of expert judgement and the practice of uncertainty elicitation. The core of the book provides detailed coverage of all the main hazard types and concluding chapters address the wider societal context of risk management. This is an invaluable compendium for academic researchers and professionals working in the fields of natural hazards science, risk assessment and management and environmental science and will be of interest to anyone involved in natural hazards policy.

Natural and Human Induced Hazards and Disasters in Africa

Natural and Human Induced Hazards and Disasters in Africa
Author: Simelane, Thokozani
Publsiher: Africa Institute of South Africa
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-02-25
ISBN 10: 0798304944
ISBN 13: 9780798304948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural and human-induced environmental hazards are becoming increasingly prominent. The frequency of recorded natural disasters rose markedly during the last century, from about 100 per in the years up to 1940 to nearly 2800 during the 1990s. Africa is the only continent whose share of reported disasters has increased over the past decade. Several factors contribute to Africa’s high vulnerability to disasters. These include the high rate of population growth, food insecurity, high levels of poverty, inappropriate use of natural resources, and failures of policy and institutional frameworks. Despite the huge negative impact of natural and human-induced hazards on Africa’s development, little is done to prevent them. Disaster prevention contributes to lasting improvement in safety and sustainable livelihoods and is essential as part of integrated disaster management strategies. The provision of effective scientific input to policy formulation on various issues related to hazards and disasters is an ambitious undertaking. It requires the collaborative effort of the African scientific community to develop comprehensive long-term strategies and human capacity-building initiatives that will enable science to benefit society. This will further require: a) Building strong research and training institutions in Africa at national and regional levels; b) Facilitating the exchange of scientific information and sharing of ideas across borders; c) Strengthening the link between scientific research and policy making; d) Promoting outreach activities to build resilience to disaster risk; and e) Tapping the knowledge base of rural and urban communities. In this volume, the ICSU ROA has brought together selected African scientific researchers to share their views on policy direction for facing challenges linked to natural and human-induced hazards. The book is intended for policy advisers, environmental scientists, government officials and members of the general public with a special interest in environmental issues.

A Safer Future

A Safer Future
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,U.S. National Committee for the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1991-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309045460
ISBN 13: 9780309045469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters; and U.S. participation internationally. The committee presents its philosophy of calls for broad public and private participation to reduce the toll of disasters.

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Wilfried Haeberli,Colin Whiteman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 812
Release: 2014-10-27
ISBN 10: 0123964733
ISBN 13: 9780123964731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies. Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board in your hands Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes will be included Features new insights into the implications of climate change on increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise

Geomorphological Hazards and Disaster Prevention

Geomorphological Hazards and Disaster Prevention
Author: Irasema Alcántara-Ayala,Andrew S. Goudie
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 0521769256
ISBN 13: 9780521769259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A state-of-the-art assessment of how geomorphology contributes to the comprehension, mapping and modelling of hazardous Earth surface processes.

Swaziland Disaster Risk Reduction National Action Plan 2008 to 2015

Swaziland Disaster Risk Reduction National Action Plan  2008 to 2015
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C105153965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Institutional Partnerships in Multi Hazard Early Warning Systems

Institutional Partnerships in Multi Hazard Early Warning Systems
Author: Maryam Golnaraghi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2012-07-18
ISBN 10: 3642253733
ISBN 13: 9783642253737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book documents seven examples of Early Warning Systems for hydrometeorological and other hazards that have proven effective in reducing losses due to these hazards. The cases studied encompass a variety of climatic regimes and stages of economic development, raging across the industrialized countries of Germany, France, Japan and the United States, to Bangladesh, the island nation of Cuba and the mega-city of Shanghai. Demonstrated characteristics of these exemplary cases are synthesized into ten guiding principles for successful early warning systems that will, it is hoped, prove useful to countries seeking to develop or strengthen such systems within their own borders.

Adaptive Responses to Climate Change

Adaptive Responses to Climate Change
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015028461286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
Author: Christopher B. Field,Vicente Barros,Thomas F. Stocker,Qin Dahe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-05-28
ISBN 10: 1107380103
ISBN 13: 9781107380103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency or magnitude, but populations and assets at risk have also increased, with consequences for disaster risk. Opportunities for managing risks of weather- and climate-related disasters exist or can be developed at any scale, local to international. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, SREX is an invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters and adaptation to climate change, including policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.

Extreme Natural Hazards Disaster Risks and Societal Implications

Extreme Natural Hazards  Disaster Risks and Societal Implications
Author: Alik Ismail-Zadeh,Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi,Andrzej Kijko,Kuniyoshi Takeuchi,Ilya Zaliapin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2014-04-17
ISBN 10: 1107033861
ISBN 13: 9781107033863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A unique interdisciplinary approach to disaster risk research, including global hazards and case-studies, for researchers, graduate students and professionals.

Environmental Change and Sustainability

Environmental Change and Sustainability
Author: Steven Silvern,Stephen Young
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2013-05-08
ISBN 10: 9535110942
ISBN 13: 9789535110941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environments around the globe are undergoing human-induced change. Human population growth, rapid urbanization, expanding global economy, and the diffusion of western consumer lifestyles are placing increasing pressure on natural and social systems. Global institutions, nation-states, and local communities are seeking to identify and employ sustainable solutions to these environmental and socio-economic challenges. Sustainability has emerged as a policy discourse that seeks to balance the desire and need for economic growth with the protection of the environment, and the promotion of social and environmental justice. This book contributes to the study and search for sustainable responses to global environmental change. The authors of this volume explore environmental change in different places around the world and the diverse responses to such changes. The chapters demonstrate the need for place-specific sustainable development; the authors suggest the need to see sustainable responses to environmental change as a negotiated outcome between various social actors living and working in diverse spatial, environmental and socio-economic contexts. Environmental Change and Sustainability is a timely international examination of the relationship between environmental change and sustainability. As an InTech open source volume, current and cutting edge research methodologies and research results are quickly published for the academic policy-making communities. Dimensions of environmental change and sustainability explored in this volume include: Natural science approaches to study of environmental change Importance of perception in human understanding of environmental change Role of external events and institutions in shaping sustainable responses to environmental change Importance of bottom-up sustainable development as key to reducing environmental risk and community vulnerability The need for place-based sustainable development that combines local conditions with global processes Creation of a sustainable development model that synthesizes local, traditional knowledge of the environment and environmental management with the techniques and understandings generated by modern environmental science

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards
Author: Birkmann
Publsiher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 9788179931226
ISBN 13: 8179931226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards presents a broad range of current approaches to measuring vulnerability. It provides a comprehensive overview of different concepts at the global, regional, national, and local levels, and explores various schools of thought. More than 40 distinguished academics and practitioners analyse quantitative and qualitative approaches, and examine their strengths and limitations. This book contains concrete experiences and examples from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe to illustrate the theoretical analyses.The authors provide answers to some of the key questions on how to measure vulnerability and they draw attention to issues with insufficient coverage, such as the environmental and institutional dimensions of vulnerability and methods to combine different methodologies.This book is a unique compilation of state-of-the-art vulnerability assessment and is essential reading for academics, students, policy makers, practitioners, and anybody else interested in understanding the fundamentals of measuring vulnerability. It is a critical review that provides important conclusions which can serve as an orientation for future research towards more disaster resilient communities.

Transboundary Floods Reducing Risks Through Flood Management

Transboundary Floods  Reducing Risks Through Flood Management
Author: Jiri Marsalek,Gheorghe Stancalie,Gabor Balint
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2006-07-05
ISBN 10: 9781402049026
ISBN 13: 1402049021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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These edited proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop detail the ongoing search for better ways of protecting human life, land, property and the environment by improved flood management. Such flood management is difficult enough in river basins controlled by a single authority, and becomes even more challenging when dealing with transboundary floods, which may originate in one country or jurisdiction and propagate downstream to another country, or jurisdiction.

Proceedings of the Sixth Kenya Meteorological Society Workshop

Proceedings of the Sixth Kenya Meteorological Society Workshop
Author: Kenya Meteorological Society. Workshop
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105115116597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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