Coping With Flash Floods

  • Eve Gruntfest
  • John Handmer

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASEN2, volume 77)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Problem—Definitions, Vulnerabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margaret S. Petersen
      Pages 11-13
    3. Matthew Kelsch, Enrica Caporali, Luca G. Lanza
      Pages 19-35
    4. Burrell E. Montz, Thomas A. Evans
      Pages 37-48
  3. Managing the Problem- Mitigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. John Handmer, Robert Henson, Patrick Sneeringer, Roman Konieczny, Pawel Madej
      Pages 77-89
    3. Roman Konieczny, Pawel Madej, Malgorzata Siudak
      Pages 91-101
  4. Managing the Problem- Warnings and Technology

  5. Related Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Matthew C. Larsen, Maria Tresa VÁzquez Conde, Robert A. Clark
      Pages 259-275
    3. María Teresa Vázquez Conde, José Lugo, Lucía Guadalupe Matías
      Pages 289-299
  6. Where Do We Go From Here?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Christopher R. Adams, William H. Hooke
      Pages 309-315
    3. Eve Gruntfest, John Handmer
      Pages 317-322

About this book


This volume is the proceedings of a NATO-sponsored Advanced Study Institute (ASI) entitled "Coping with Flash Floods" held in Ravello, Italy on 8-17 November 1999. Thirty-five participants from nine countries attended the ASI, representing both developed (United States, England, Italy, and Mexico) and developing (Poland, Uganda, Greece, Ukraine, and Slovenia) countries. Participants from a variety of professions and disciplines were involved including a hydraulics engineering professor from Slovenia, four members from the Polish Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, and a U. S. Geological Survey research hydrologist from Puerto Rico. Although the ASI was officially composed of lecturers and students, these roles were blurred as each person shared information and ideas, and learned from the other participants during the 10 days. One of the highlights of the ASI was the collaborative effort of participants from different countries and disciplines. It was particularly extraordinary that the two engineers from Greece made the most passionate pleas for long term sustainable solutions to flash floods. A further example is that while there were only three participants with social science backgrounds, most of the recommendations focus on the policy and societal priorities, more than the engineering, hydrologic or meteorologic efforts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eve Gruntfest
    • 1
  • John Handmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography and Environmental StudiesUniversity of ColoradoColorado SpringsUSA
  2. 2.Flood Hazard Research CentreMiddlesex UniversityLondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6826-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0918-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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