30 July 2014
  Welcome Guest
  Login | Help
Home
 
General Information
Transaction Series
Related Information
Connect with WIT Press
Connect with WIT
Login
Login ID:
Password:
 
Your Cart
There are 0 items in your cart. [View]

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view our papers:
Get Acrobat Reader




  Welcome to the WIT eLibrary

The home of the Transactions of the Wessex Institute collection, providing on-line access to papers presented at the Institute's prestigious international conferences and from its State-of-the-Art in Science & Engineering publications.

Paper Information

Urban flood mitigation: sustainable options

Author(s): D. Serre, B. Barroca & Y. Diab

Abstract:
Cities have started to anticipate the effects of global warming dealing with flood management.

Indeed, it seems that this last decade, flood risk has increased and cities are facing on the one hand more frequent hazards, and on the other hand different types of flooding: fluvial, coastal, estuarial and pluvial.

Most cities have to manage at least two of these flooding types.

At the same time, flood risk management practices have changed step-by-step.

Indeed, despite efforts made to maintain the flood defense assets well, we often observe failures leading to finally increase flood risk in protected areas during major flood events. Moreover, flood forecasting models, although they benefit from continuous improvements, remain partly inaccurate due to uncertainties populated all along data calculation processes.

This means cities cannot continue to manage flood risk only by the use of flood defenses: sustainable options have to be designed to better mitigate the effects of flooding in urban area and in a long term strategy. Several European cities have suffered recent flooding events.

It was the case for example in 2007 in United Kingdom.

During this period, major events came from extreme rainfall and it appears that pluvial flood risk has become one of the most frequent events.

In this context, flood risk can appear on every territory: cities have to develop some methods to take into account this new deal, options to achieve urban flood resilience.

Some solutions that cities are using or will be able to set up in the near future will be described.

Keywords:
flood risk, resilience, urban environment.

1 Introduction:
The coming years will be focused on solutions to solve the storage of oil: this means that sustainable cities have to find a way to cut their oil dependencies.

In ...

Pages: 11
Size: 2,201 kb
Paper DOI: 10.2495/SC100261

 

 

Download the Full Article

Price: US$ 0.00

This article is part of the WIT OpenView scheme and you can download the full text Adobe PDF article for FREE by clicking the 'Openview' icon below.

conference

Send this page to a friend. Send this page to a colleague.



This paper can be found in the following book

The Sustainable City VI

The Sustainable City VI

Buy Book from
Witpress.com



Download the Full Article

This article is part of the WIT OpenView scheme and you can download the full text Adobe PDF article for FREE by clicking the 'Openview' icon to the right.


Copyright© 2006 by WIT Press | About Prof Carlos Brebbia
Optimised for Microsoft Internet Explorer