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Flood management Ppt

  1. 1. FLOOD MANAGEMENT Lesson Outcomes To have an overview of different flood management strategies used in different parts of the world. To understand the purposes of flood management. To evaluate some of the strategies used.
  2. 2. KEY IDEAS What are the aims of flood management?  Protection of people & property from the damaging impacts of floods  Alleviation (reduction) of the flood risk  Monitoring, research, forecasting & warning There are 2 main groups of strategies: -  Hard engineering (structural) methods: e.g. water storage dams, river channel modifications, embankments (levees)  Soft engineering (river basin management): e.g flood abatement, flood plain zoning (managed retreat), river restoration

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