Wednesday, October 05, 2011

New at ORI Library: Clumsy floodplains

The book "Clumsy floodplains:responsive land policy for extreme floods" by Thomas Hartmann describes how spatial planning can be used to minimise the extensive damage caused floods in floodplains. He maintains that although water management agencies. policy makers for all agree on this challenge, attempts to make space for rivers to provide retention are generally not very successful. Adopting an innovative interdisciplinary approach, the book examines how society can manage the use of the floodplains along rivers in the face of extreme floods. The book is available in the ORI Library.

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