Sustainable Natural Hazard Management in Alpine Environments

  • Eric Veulliet
  • Stötter Johann
  • Hannelore Weck-Hannemann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. J. Stötter, H. Weck-Hannemann, E. Veulliet
    Pages 1-34
  3. S. Senfter, G. Leonhardt, C. Oberparleiter, J. Asztalos, R. Kirnbauer, F. Schöberl et al.
    Pages 35-67
  4. M. Rinderer, S. Jenewein, S. Senfter, D. Rickenmann, F. Schöberl, J. Stötter et al.
    Pages 69-101
  5. C. Geitner, M. Mergili, J. Lammel, A. Moran, C. Oberparleiter, G. Meißl et al.
    Pages 103-134
  6. C. Zangerl, C. Prager, W. Chwatal, S. Mertl, D. Renk, B. Schneider-Muntau et al.
    Pages 135-178
  7. A. Leiter, M. Thöni, H. Weck-Hannemann
    Pages 201-227
  8. C.D. Gamper, P.A. Raschky, H. Weck-Hannemann
    Pages 229-249
  9. M. Gruber, R. Wiesner
    Pages 251-275
  10. S. Ortner, J. Lammel, M. Pöckl, A.P. Moran
    Pages 277-307
  11. T. Geist, B. Höfle, M. Rutzinger, N. Pfeifer, J. Stötter
    Pages 309-344
  12. E. Veulliet, H. Weck-Hannemann, J. Stötter
    Pages 379-394
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 1-9

About this book

Introduction

In the recent past a marked increase of the damages caused by natural hazard processes has been documented, for example by the Munich Re-Insurance. On a regional scale, a similar development can be observed in mountain regions such as the Alps, where it is particularly a rise in flood events that has caused the maximum amount of economic damage. Three major aspects may help to explain this phenomenon: The changing frequency-magnitude relationship of the natural hazard processes, the multiplication of the damage potential due to the socio-economic change, and the non-adequate way of coping with the changing risk by the official authorities. As a consequence, this book tries to address key questions related to these developments and to give answers to these problems. Question 1: How can the strategies for coping with the rise in extreme flooding be improved? Question 2: How can the damage potential and other socio-economic aspects be quantified? Question 3: How can new computer based technologies contribute to minimizing the risks related to alpine natural hazards? An initial chapter gives an overview of the global change aspects of natural hazards and their related risks. While three chapters outline answers to question 1, four chapters discuss question 2. Five chapters give examples of new technologies.

Keywords

Agriculture Alpine natural hazards Engineering Geosciences Natural Hazard Management development environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Veulliet
    • 1
  • Stötter Johann
    • 2
  • Hannelore Weck-Hannemann
    • 3
  1. 1.Management - GmbHalpS - Zentrum für NaturgefahrenInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Inst. GeographieUniversität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  3. 3.Inst. FinanzwissenschaftUniveristät InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03229-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03228-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03229-5
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