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

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

by Donald Watson, Michele Adams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470475641

ISBN-13: 9780470475645

Pub. Date: 11/23/2010

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470475645
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments.

Foreword (Carol Franklin, RLA, FASLA)

Foreword (Daniel E. Williams, FAIA).

Introduction.

PART I: NATURE OF WATER.

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 Watershed Planning.

Chapter 3: Flooding.

3.1 Flooding from Increased Precipitation.

3.2 Flooding from Severe Storms.

3.3 Economic and Social Costs of Water-Related Natural Disasters.

PART II: DESIGN WITH WATER.

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, and Floodplains.

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 Resilient Design.

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.

PART III: FLOOD-RESISTANT DESIGN.

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.

PART IV: DESIGN FOR RESILIENCE.

Chapter 10: Flood-Resistant Design for Sites and Communities.

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.

Epilogue.

Glossary.

Index.

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