Facing Hydrometeorological Extreme Events: A Governance Issue

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Isabelle La Jeunesse, Corinne Larrue
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 4, 2019 - Science - 536 pages

Provides an understanding of the relationship between social-ecological systems and multilevel governance so that readers can properly deal with hydrometeorological extreme events and hazards

Based on field investigations from EU research projects, this book is the first to devote itself to scientific and policy-related knowledge concerning climate change-induced extreme events. It depicts national and international strategies, as well as tools used to improve multilevel governance for the management of hydrometeorological risks. It also demonstrates how these strategies play out over different scales of the decision-making processes.

Facing Hydrometeorological Extreme Events: A Governance Issue offers comprehensive coverage of such events as floods, droughts, coastal storms, and wind storms. It showcases real-life success stories of multilevel governance and highlights the individuals involved and the resources mobilized in the decision-making processes. The book starts by presenting a synthesis of hydrometeorological extreme events and their impacts on society. It then demonstrates how societies are organizing themselves to face these extreme events, focusing on the strategies of integration of risk management in governance and public policy. In addition, it includes the results of several EU-funded projects such as CLIMB, STARFLOOD, and INTERREG IVB project DROP.

  • The first book dedicated to hydrometeorological extreme events governance based on field investigations from EU research projects
  • Offers a “multi-hazards” approach—mixing policy, governance, and field investigations’ main outputs
  • Features the results of EU-funded projects addressing hydrometeorological extreme events
  • Part of the Hydrometeorological Extreme Events series

Facing Hydrometeorological Extreme Events is an ideal book for upper-graduate students, postgraduates, researchers, scientists, and policy-makers working in the field.

 

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Contents

Notes 19
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paradoxically limited
34
Multiactor Multilevel Assessment of Social Capacity for Community
41
Flood Risks Perceptions and GoalsAmbitions
57
Instruments for Strategies to Face Floods through Prevention
71
What do flood instruments teach?
86
References
95
The Challenge of Establishing Societal Resilience
101
Acknowledgements
257
Lessons Learnt?
283
A Comparative
301
COASTAL AND WIND STORMS
313
communities
327
Notes
336
References
358
the perceptions and representations of risks?
382

Principles and Pitfalls
115
From Hegemony to Diversity 9
125
References
139
Notes
153
DROUGHTS
157
The Cause or the Consequence
191
Strategies and Instruments to Face Drought and Water Scarcity
203
The Interplay of Fixed
233
Preventive
393
How to Improve the Operational
413
Lessons Learnt from Coastal Risks Governance on Reunion
433
Acknowledgements
457
CONCLUSIONS PERSPECTIVES
483
References
496
Index
505
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Isabelle La Jeunesse, PhD HDR, is Lecturer in Environmental Geography at the University of Tours and the laboratory CNRS Citeres, Tours, France. Her research focuses on the impacts of human activities on geochemical cycles and on local adaptation to global changes.

Corinne Larrue, PR, is full Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Université Paris-Est Créteil, Créteil, France, and was co-director of the Paris School of Planning, one of the most important institutes for urban planning in France. She was also Chairwoman of the scientific committee of Seine Normandie Waterboard.

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