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Issues and Challenges in Flood Risk Management

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Recent flood-related disasters (Japan, Thailand, US, Australia) emphasize the need for an effective management of flood risks. As an introduction to this special issue, this editorial summarizes some of the key challenges in the field. Flood risk management needs to recognize the interconnections between infrastructures, economic systems and the role of human factors in assessing and managing the risk. The challenge for flood management in the future is to develop robust and resilient solutions that perform well in uncertain future conditions.

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Author(s): Jonkman SN, Dawson RJ

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Water, Special Issue on Flood Risk Management

Year: 2012

Volume: 4

Issue: 4

Pages: 785-792

Print publication date: 12/10/2012

ISSN (electronic): 2073-4441

Publisher: MDPIAG


DOI: 10.3390/w4040785