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Auteur(s) : Dewan, Ashraf M.  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Floods in a megacity [Texte imprimé] : geospatial techniques in assessing hazards, risk and vulnerability / Ashraf M. Dewan

Publication : Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2013

Description matérielle : xxiv, 199 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

Collection : Springer geography

Lien à la collection : Springer geography 

Comprend : Introduction ; Hazards, risk, and vulnerability ; Vulnerability of a megacity to flood: a case study of Dhaka ; Spatial and temporal distribution of floods ; Modeling flood hazards ; Vulnerability and risk assessment ; Conclusions and recommendations.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references and index
Flooding is one of the most devastating natural hazards in the world. Available records suggest that both flood frequency and severity are on the rise and this is likely to worsen in the context of climate change. As population, infrastructure and poverty grow rapidly in developing countries, particularly in urban agglomerations of 10 million people or more, floods could cause widespread devastation, economic damage and loss of life. Assessment of vulnerability and risk from naturally occurring phenomena is therefore imperative in order to achieve urban sustainability. ?This book uses geospatial techniques to evaluate hazards, risk and vulnerability at a metropolitan scale in a data-scarce country. An empirical study was performed using remote sensing, GIS and census data. This research offers a new approach to mapping population, infrastructures and communities at risk which can greatly contribute to the deeper understanding of flood disasters in a rapidly expanding megacity. Examples shown in this book are from Dhaka Megacity, however, the techniques and methods can easily be implemented in medium to large cities of similar characteristics. The book is essential reading for hazard researchers, geospatial scientists, disaster management professionals, geographers, urban planners, and social scientists

Sujet(s) : Inondations -- Prévision -- Bangladesh -- Systèmes d'information  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Inondations -- Évaluation du risque -- Bangladesh  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Dommages causés par les inondations -- Bangladesh -- Dacca (Bangladesh)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Indice(s) Dewey : 551.489 (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Numéros : ISBN 9789400758742. - ISBN 940075874X

Notice n° :  FRBNF43900016 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

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