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The Resource Floods in a megacity : geospatial techniques in assessing hazards, risk and vulnerability, Ashraf Dewan

Floods in a megacity : geospatial techniques in assessing hazards, risk and vulnerability, Ashraf Dewan

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Floods in a megacity : geospatial techniques in assessing hazards, risk and vulnerability
Title
Floods in a megacity
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geospatial techniques in assessing hazards, risk and vulnerability
Statement of responsibility
Ashraf Dewan
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Language
eng
Summary
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. Ashraf M. Dewan is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Spatial Sciences at Curtin University, Western Australia (on leave from his substantive position as Associate Professor in the Geography & Environment Department at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
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Dewan, Ashraf
Dewey number
551.48/9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Springer geography
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  • Floods
  • Geospatial data
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Floods in a megacity : geospatial techniques in assessing hazards, risk and vulnerability, Ashraf Dewan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 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
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ocn829930041
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1 online resource
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online
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9789400758742
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)829930041
Label
Floods in a megacity : geospatial techniques in assessing hazards, risk and vulnerability, Ashraf Dewan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 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
Control code
ocn829930041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400758742
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)829930041

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