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Transboundary Flood Risk Management in the UNECE Region [electronic resource] / UN

Author/Creator:
UN.
Publication:
[Place of publication not identified] : United Nations, 2009.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (98 pages)
Local subjects:
Transportation and Public Safety. (search)
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Summary
Introduction
International guidelines and regulations for flood risk management
Joint flood forecasting, flood warning and exchange of data
Joint flood risk management planning and implementation
Institutional and legal arrangements for cooperation
Wrap-up and recommendations
References
Annexes.
ISBN:
9789210543415
Publisher Number:
10.18356/8c8370fd-en doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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