ABSTRACT

Floodplain Management: Principals and Current Practices   [open pdf - 34MB]

This book is a training tool for academic emergency management and contains eighteen chapters covering topics on floods and floodplains, the types that exist, the evolution of policies and approaches that address flooding, flood risk assessment, delineating flood-prone areas, the utilization of information from flood hazard studies, the strategies and tools of flood damage reduction, the natural resources and functions of floodplains, maintaining and restoring floodplain resources, the National Flood Insurance Program, related legislative acts and executive orders, legal framework and ethical issues, loss reduction, river corridor and watershed management, floodplain management measures, structural adjustments to flood risk, the development and implementation of local floodplain management programs, and equipping future generations with awareness of floodplain management issues. This document also includes related graphs, tables, and maps.

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Date:
2007
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Public Domain
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FEMA: http://training.fema.gov/
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