© 1994

Coping with Floods

  • Giuseppe Rossi
  • Nilgun Harmancioğlu
  • Vujica Yevjevich

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 257)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Coping with floods in perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vujica Yevjevich
      Pages 3-9
  3. Hydrologic characteristics of floods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Robert A. Clark
      Pages 47-57
    3. Jorge A. Ramírez, José D. Salas, Renzo Rosso
      Pages 77-110
    4. José D. Salas, Ellen E. Wohl, Robert D. Jarrett
      Pages 111-134
    5. Fabio Rossi, Paolo Villani
      Pages 135-169
    6. Nilgun B. Harmancioğlu
      Pages 171-183
    7. Fabio Rossi, Paolo Villani
      Pages 193-217
    8. Case studies on hydrologic characteristics of floods

      1. Bihrat Önöz, Beyhan Oğuz
        Pages 219-228
      2. Mehmetçik Bayazit, Bihrat Önöz
        Pages 243-255
      3. Zhong-Min Wang, G. L. Vandewiele
        Pages 257-269
      4. Carmen Molina Sempere, M. del Rosario Vidal-Abarca, M. Luisa Suárez
        Pages 271-278

About this book


Floods are natural hazards whose effects can deeply affect the economic and environmental equilibria of a region. Quality of life of people living in areas close to rivers depends on both the risk that a flood would occur and the reliability of flood forecast, warning and control systems.
Tools for forecasting and mitigating floods have been developed through research in the recent past. Two innovations currently influence flood hazard mitigation, after many decades of lack of significant progress: they are the development of new technologies for real-time flood forecast and warning (based on weather radars and satellites) and a shift from structural to non-structural flood control measures, due to increased awareness of the importance of protecting the environment and the adverse impacts of hydraulic works on it.
This book is a review of research progress booked in the improvements of forecast capability and the control of floods. Mostly the book presents the results of recent research in hydrology, modern techniques of real-time forecast and warning, and ways of controlling floods for smaller impacts on the environment. A number of case studies of floods in different geographical areas are also presented.
Scientists and specialists working in fields of hydrology, environmental protection and hydraulic engineering will appreciate this book for its theoretical and practical content.


controlling development environment environmental protection hazard hydrology

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Rossi
    • 1
  • Nilgun Harmancioğlu
    • 2
  • Vujica Yevjevich
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water ManagementUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Civil Engineering DepartmentDokuz Eylul UniversityIzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Civil Engineering DepartmentColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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