Adapting to and Mitigating Floods Using Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

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    Abstract

    In terms of its magnitude, occurrence, geographical distribution, loss of life and property, displacement of populations, and socioeconomic impacts, Ÿooding is the most common global environmental hazard (Loster, 1999). It accounts for at least a third of global natural disasters per annum with approximately 20, 000 lives lost and 20 million people displaced (Loster, 1999; Smith, 2004). Approximately one third of the world’s land area is prone to Ÿooding and with 82% of the world’s population inhabiting these areas, it represents a signi¥cant hazard (Dilley et al., 2005). According to Jonkman (2005), during the period from 1975 to 2002, 176, 864 people 

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFlood Hazards
    Subtitle of host publicationImpacts and Responses for the Built Environment
    EditorsJessica Lamond, Colin Booth, Felix Hammond, David Proverbs
    PublisherCRC Press
    Pages207-234
    Number of pages28
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9781439826263, 9780429103704
    ISBN (Print)9781439826256
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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    © 2012 by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Engineering(all)

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