Urban Flood Management in a Changing Climate

Flood Management Tool Series, Technical Document No. 14 ¦ 2012

The main thrust of this tool is to examine major aspects of urban flood management in the context of climate change. This document focuses more on the “management” process and less on the technical, structural, and capital-intensive strategies usually pursued to cope with urban floods. It also explores the vital interaction and necessary overlap of urban flood management with land use management, urban planning, socio-economic development, and public awareness and participation. These issues are at the core of planning for and carrying out strategies for climate change adaptation. The tool includes concepts from both tools “Flood management in a changing climate” and “Urban flood risk management,” and describes issues and practices related to climate change in an urban environment and to increasing resilience of the population.

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