Transboundary Flood Risk Management: Experiences from the UNECE Region

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Transboundary Flood Risk Management: Experiences from the UNECE Region

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Transboundary Flood Risk Management: Experiences from the UNECE Region

£13.50
ISBN
9789211170115
Published by
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Publication Date
December 2009
Publisher's Ref
09.II.E.15
Format
Paperback
Extent
96 pages
Dimensions
210 x 297 mm

Floods are natural phenomena that are necessary for the survival and health of the eco-system. Floodplains have historically attracted socio-economic development and continue to support high densities of human population. This is particularly important where land resources suitable for human development are scarce. Especially in arid and semi-arid areas, flood waters represent a vital water resource. Floods can, however, also lead to wide-spread damage, health problems and the loss of human life. Transboundary flood risk management enables sharing and redistributing risks and resources.

This publication is based on the practical experience from 10 river basins in the UNECE region, and gives analysis of situations, problems, challenges, and possible solutions. 


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