Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response

Hardback
Recent catastrophes, from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the ravaging of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to the 2007 floods in Bangladesh, England, and Texas, have made the world very ware of the need for better management of the response to flooding and of the rehabilitation of damaged areas. This book contains papers originally presented at the First International Conference on Flood Recovery Innovation and Response (FRIAR), held in London, UK, which brought together academics, practitioner, and government officials to share information on the state of the art in this field.The conference papers address one of six main themes: Risk management in relation to flood events and climate change; Pre-event planning (both short- and long-term) and business continuity; Management of major events so that coherent and seamless frameworks of support are created; Post damage restoration and recovery; Victims of flooding - including physiological and psychological public health risks; and International and national government policy.This book contains papers originally presented at the First International Conference on Flood Recovery Innovation and Response (FRIAR), held in London, UK. The papers presented at the conference are grouped into the following six main themes. Within the themes, papers cover such topics as: Flood defence methods; Financial and insurance issues; Coping strategies; Adaptive capacity; and Rural vs urban community approaches. The book will be of interest to practitioners, researchers, planners and all others interested in the topic of flooding.