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Flood prevention and remediation

Author: Flávio César Borba Mascarenhas
Publisher: Southampton ; Boston : WIT Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Human settlements have grown near watercourses since ancient times. Water supply, irrigation, navigation, wastewater conveyance and city defense are some of the uses that were responsible for this choice. Even floods played an important role, favoring the soil fertilization. Man-made actions, however, especially in urban watersheds, significantly modify the natural water cycle, increasing the magnitude of floods and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Flood prevention and remediation.
Southampton ; Boston : WIT Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010942190
(OCoLC)690088008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Flávio César Borba Mascarenhas
ISBN: 9781845645618 1845645618
OCLC Number: 751984059
Description: 1 online resource (152 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Simplified models for flood flow simulation / Flavio C.B. Mascarenhas & Marcelo G. Miguez --
Multifunctional landscapes for urban flood control : the case of Rio de Janeiro / Marcelo G. Miguez, Flavio C.B. Mascarenhas & Luiz P.C. Magalhães --
Remedial work against debris flows after the year 2000 floods in the State of Vargas, Venezuela / Paolo di Piero, Gianfranco Morassutti & Gerardo Fracassi --
Measures for mitigation of flood hazards in Japan / M. Takezawa & H. Gotoh --
Flood risk reassessment and management in France : the case of Mediterranean basins / F. Vinet --
Measures and residents' attitudes at flooding in Tokyo lowland Japan / H. Gotoh, H. Oshiki, Y. Maeno & T. Takezawa.
Responsibility: edited by F.C.B. Mascarenhas.

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This book tries to show different techniques and approaches to help manage flood problems.  Read more...

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