Bookcover of Urban Flood Risk in Peri-Urban Settlements of South Africa
Booktitle:

Urban Flood Risk in Peri-Urban Settlements of South Africa

Investigating Physical and Social Dimensions

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2011-07-02 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8454-0004-4

ISBN-10:
3845400048
EAN:
9783845400044
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Focusing on South Africa, it becomes evident that traditional physical science approaches to flood risk management is not adequate for a comprehensive understanding of the flood risk of peri-urban communities. A more integrated approach that draws methods from both the physical and social sciences becomes necessary to better understand the physical flood hazard(scape) and the vulnerability of the at-risk population. Such an understanding is anticipated to lead to a more comprehensive strategy for urban flood risk management in the developing country context. This book is an attempt to demonstrate, by way of actual events, how such an integrated approach can be achieved and the merits thereof. The research is based on field experience of the 2006 and 2007 extreme weather events in the town of George in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Ameen Benjamin
Number of pages:
352
Published on:
2011-07-02
Stock:
Available
Category:
Geography
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
urban floods; disaster risk management; hazard; hazardscape; vulnerability; political ecology; transdisciplinary

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