Hydrology of Disasters

  • Vijay P. Singh

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. V. P. Singh
    Pages 1-18
  3. J. Wieringa
    Pages 19-40
  4. Max A. Beran, Nigel W. Arnell
    Pages 41-62
  5. Fahim Ashkar
    Pages 63-83
  6. D. L. Fread
    Pages 85-126
  7. M. L. Kavvas, M. L. Anderson
    Pages 127-160
  8. Peggy A. Johnson, Richard H. McCuen
    Pages 161-181
  9. T. P. Gostelow
    Pages 183-230
  10. Giuseppe Gambolati, Mario Putti, Pietro Teatini
    Pages 231-268
  11. M. M. Sherif, V. P. Singh
    Pages 269-316
  12. Kolumban Hutter
    Pages 317-394
  13. Vincent E. Neall
    Pages 395-425
  14. Akira Terakawa, Osamu Matsuo
    Pages 427-434
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 435-442

About this book

Introduction

The General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution on December 11, 1987, designating the 1990s as the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. This resolution has served as a catalyst in promotion of international cooperation in the field of natural disaster reduction; in initiation of wide-ranging research activities on natural and man-made disasters; in development of tech­ nologies for assessment, prediction, prevention, and mitigation through technical assistance, technology transfer, demonstration projects, and education and training; and in dissemination of information related to measures for assessment, prediction, prevention, and mitigation of natural disasters. Disasters are manifestations of environmental extremes. Depending upon the type of disasters, their occurrence may have short-term andlor long-term detri­ mental environmental consequences. Disasters cannot be prevented altogether, but their impact can be mitigated. This book is an attempt to provide a discussion of hydrological aspects of the various types of natural disasters. It is hoped that others will be stimulated to write more comprehensive texts on this subject of enormous importance.

Keywords

climate climate change hydrology natural disaster organization wind

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Water Resources Program, Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8680-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4715-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8680-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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