Application of Frequency and Risk in Water Resources

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Flood Frequency and Risk Analyses, 14–17 May 1986, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, U.S.A

  • Vijay P. Singh
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Flood Characteristics

    1. Vujica Yevjevich, Nilgun Bayraktar Harmancioglu
      Pages 1-21
    2. Zhan Daojiang, Zou Jinshang
      Pages 35-44
  3. Design Flood

  4. Errors and Outliers

  5. Design of Water Resources Projects

  6. Risk and Reliability in Water Resources Projects

    1. Takeharu Etoh, Akira Murota, Masanori Nakanishi
      Pages 263-282
    2. Max Beran
      Pages 283-291
    3. B. W. Oegema, E. A. McBean
      Pages 293-303
    4. Charles S. Melching, Harry G. Wenzel Jr., Ben C. Yen
      Pages 335-350
  7. Flood Damage Assessment

  8. Federal Practice of Frequency and Risk Analyses

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 491-502

About these proceedings


Floods constitute a persistent and serious problem throughout the United States and many other parts of the world. They are responsible for losses amounting to billions of dollars and scores of deaths annually. Virtually all parts of the nation--coastal, moun­ tainous and rural--are affected by them. Two aspects of the problem of flooding that have long been topics of scientific inquiry are flood frequency and risk analyses. Many new, even improved, tech­ niques have recently been developed for performing these analyses. Nevertheless, actual experience points out that the frequency of say a IOO-year flood, in lieu of being encountered on the average once in one hundred years, may be as little as once in 25 years. It is therefore appropriate to pause and ask where we are, where we are going and where we ought to be going with regard to the technology of flood frequency and risk analyses. One way to address these ques­ tions is to provide a forum where people from all quarters of the world can assemble, discuss and share their experience and expertise pertaining to flood frequency and risk analyses. This is what con­ stituted the motivation for organizing the International Symposium on Flood Frequency and Risk Analyses held May 14-17, 1986, at Louisiana State Universj. ty, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8254-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3955-4
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