Strategic Management of Flood Risk

AUTHOR(S) : Duncan McLuckie and Jaya Kandasamy, with Paul Sayers

ISBN : 9780727761378
PUBLICATION DATE : 05 September 2018
FORMAT : Hardback
PUBLISHER : ICE Publishing
PAGE SIZE : 234x156mm


Strategic Management of Flood Risk offers a proven approach for flood risk management in communities internationally. This supports the practical consideration of the full range of flood behaviour in decisions that influence this risk.  These decisions may relate to.

  • management activities aimed at reducing risk to the existing community
  • land use planning activities to limit the growth in risk related to new development
  • emergency management activities aimed at preparing for, responding to, and recovering from floods.

This book provides a logical framework and understanding of how flood risk to communities can be considered and managed. It discusses approaches that allow consideration of the variation of risk between and within floodplains, and across flood events of different scales. It investigates how land use planning activities that support community growth can be informed by an understanding of the variation in flood behaviour, flood function, and isolation of an area from safety, and the associated risks to the community and the built environment.

With full colour figures and diagrams in a colour plate section, case studies in land use planning from the UK, USA and Australia, emergency management and flood mitigation included, this book provides value for engineers, town planners and professionals involved in emergency management, as well as for postgraduate students studying flood risk solutions.

Book Reviews

The book is a solid development of the analysis and practice of strategic approaches to managing flood risk. It is logically set out and written in a clear way, developing ideas and themes. (…) The management approaches highlighted are understanding the flood risk, prevention, preparation, response and recovery. Of particular interest is the section on planning restrictions for buildings with particular purposes and adapting to the actual environment. This mitigates the risk to reasonable and considered levels. Mature approaches to engagement with stakeholders are put forward. (…) The book is clear and practical in its thinking and I found it thought-provoking and readable.