Flood Response and Crisis Management in Western Europe: A Comparative Analysis

Overview

The most recent floods in the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany demonstrated once again the continued vulnerability of modern societies to natural hazards. The floods of 1993 and 1995 provide a near-perfect laboratory experiment for crisis management. The main objective was to enhance systematic understanding of national differences and similarities in flood management. Chapters 2 to 5 present the French, Belgian, Dutch and German experiences. In the concluding chapters, the national experiences will be compared...
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Overview

The most recent floods in the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany demonstrated once again the continued vulnerability of modern societies to natural hazards. The floods of 1993 and 1995 provide a near-perfect laboratory experiment for crisis management. The main objective was to enhance systematic understanding of national differences and similarities in flood management. Chapters 2 to 5 present the French, Belgian, Dutch and German experiences. In the concluding chapters, the national experiences will be compared and discussed in view of the disaster management literature. In the appendix, an overview of recent flood events in Europe is provided, as well as detailed accounts of sources used.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642719998
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Flood response and disaster management: a comparative perspective.- 1 The 1993 and 1995 floods in Western Europe.- 2 Risk communication and warning.- 3 The organization of disaster response.- 4 Recovery and damage compensation.- 5 Study design.- Notes.- 2 Flood management in France.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Warning process and risk information.- 3 Disaster response.- 4 Recovery and damage compensation.- 5 Concluding observations.- Notes.- 3 Flood management in Belgium.- 1 Introduction.- 2 The 1993 and 1995 riverine floods: an overview of events.- 3 Disaster management in Belgium.- 4 Risk communication.- 5 Disaster response.- 6 Recovery and damage compensation.- Notes.- 4 Flood management in the Netherlands.- 1 Introduction.- 2 The 1993 and 1995 riverine floods: an overview of events.- 3 Risk communication.- 4 Disaster response.- 5 Damage compensation.- Notes.- 5 Flood management in Germany.- 1 Introduction.- 2 The 1993 and 1995 riverine floods: an overview of events.- 3 Water management and disaster response in Germany.- 4 Risk communication.- 5 Disaster response.- 6 Recovery and compensation.- Notes.- 6 Flood response dynamics: Local resilience and administrative flexibility.- 1 Introduction: a constrained comparison.- 2 Risk communication: flood forecasting and warning.- 3 The organization and implementation of disaster response.- 4 Managing evacuations.- 5 The politics of damage compensation.- 6 Organizational learning.- Notes.- Appendix 1 Sources.- Appendix 2 Floods in Western Europe.- List of contributors.
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