Design for Flooding: Architecture, Landscape, and Urban Design for Resilience to Climate Change / Edition 1

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Design With Water provides a comprehensive primer to planning and design to achieve sustainable water resources often called water security applicable to architecture, regional planning, storm water engineering, and landscape design. It focuses upon management of watersheds as natural and designed hydrologic systems to optimize conservation and improvement of water as a resource. It compiles illustrated technical data for rainwater collection, storage, and management appropriate for both arid and flooding conditions. Special conditions of coastal flood hazard mitigation are also included because many similar principles and techniques apply.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470475645
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,007,761
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Watson, FAIA, an architect and planner, is formerchair of the Yale School of Architecture Environmental DesignProgram, and former professor and dean of the School ofArchitecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received the2002 ACSA Distinguished Professor Award and the 2005 AARC HaeckerLeadership Award for Architectural Research. His publicationsinclude Climatic Building Design, winner in the Architectureand Urban Planning category of the American Publishers Award forProfessional and Scholarly Excellence.

Michele Adams, P.E., a water resources engineer, isprincipal and founder of Meliora Environmental Design in Kimberton,Pennsylvania. Her work encompasses environmentally sensitive sitedesign and sustainable water resources engineering.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments.

Foreword (Carol Franklin, RLA, FASLA)

Foreword (Daniel E. Williams, FAIA).



Chapter 1: Weather.

1.1 Sun and Earth.

1.2 The Atmosphere.

1.3 Weather.

Chapter 2: Land and Water.

2.1 Water and Carbon Cycles.

2.2 Biodiversity and the Landscape.

2.3 Follow the Water: The Opportunity for WatershedPlanning.

Chapter 3: Flooding.

3.1 Flooding from Increased Precipitation.

3.2 Flooding from Severe Storms.

3.3 Economic and Social Costs of Water-Related NaturalDisasters.


Chapter 4: The Natural Landscape.

4.1 Understanding the Natural Water Balance.

4.2 When the Water Balance Is Altered.

4.3 Soils and Vegetation.

4.4 Subsurface Water Movement.

4.5 Stream Systems, Wetlands, Riparian Zones, andFloodplains.

Chapter 5: The Altered Landscape.

5.1 When the Landscape Is Altered.

5.2 Altered Stream Systems and Increased Flood Damage.

5.3 Why Detention Does Not Solve Flooding.

5.4 Summary: The Natural Landscape as a Model for ResilientDesign.

Chapter 6: Design for Inland Flooding.

6.1 Resilient Design for Inland Flooding.

6.2 Tools for Watershed Protection.

6.3 Communities and Buildings in Floodplains.


Chapter 7: Flood Design Analysis.

7.1 Definition of Terms.

7.2 Flood Elevation: Base Flood and Design Flood.

Chapter 8: The Coast.

8.1 Coastal Processes.

8.2 Shoreline Protection.

8.3 Flood Barriers and Floodgates.

8.4 Summary of Coastal Protection Measures.

Chapter 9: Flood Design Practices for Buildings.

9.1 Overview of Flood Design.

9.2 Flood Design at the Building Scale.


Chapter 10: Flood-Resistant Design for Sites andCommunities.

10.1 Coastal Communities.

10.2 Comprehensive Planning for Resilient Communities.

10.3 Local Actions to Build Community Resilience.

Chapter 11: Sea Level Rise.

11.1 Sea Level Rise: The Issues.

11.2 Sea Level Rise: Design Responses.

Chapter 12: Design for Resilience.

12.1 The Wave of the Future.

12.2 Models for National and International Action.

12.3 Design Resolution.




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