Flood Risks and Land Use Conflicts in the Yangtze Catchment, China and at the Rhine River, Germany
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In recent decades a dramatic increase in the frequency and intensity of floods has been observed. Of all natural hazards encountered in the world, floods are among the most frequent and costliest in terms of economic losses, and they cause the largest number of deaths. This publication is the result of a bilateral German-Chinese symposium and deals with flood related issues along the Rhine and the Yangtze, the most important rivers in Germany and China. The book covers a wide range of specific as well as broader topics such as vulnerability, flood risk management and mitigation, land use,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
In recent decades a dramatic increase in the frequency and intensity of floods has been observed. Of all natural hazards encountered in the world, floods are among the most frequent and costliest in terms of economic losses, and they cause the largest number of deaths. This publication is the result of a bilateral German-Chinese symposium and deals with flood related issues along the Rhine and the Yangtze, the most important rivers in Germany and China. The book covers a wide range of specific as well as broader topics such as vulnerability, flood risk management and mitigation, land use, sustainable development, and watershed ecology. This book will serve as a valuable reference for hydrologists, geographers, regional planners, politicians, engineers, scholars or any other person interested in the field of flood management.
  • Produktdetails
  • Schriften zur internationalen Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung .2
  • Verlag: Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: .38119, 38119
  • Neuausg.
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Oktober 2001
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 211mm x 149mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 340g
  • ISBN-13: 9783631381199
  • ISBN-10: 3631381190
  • Artikelnr.: 28184338
Autorenporträt
The Contributors: E.J. Plate, Q. Cai, Y. Chen, L. King, A. Hof, V. Gudermann, W. Kron, R. Vogt, R. Wang, T. Jiang, D. Wollesen, Y. Wu, X. Yu, G. Zeng, S. Becker, J. Chang, D. Chen, J. Chen, R. Du, S. Zhang, Y. Du, H. Engel, X. Feng, N. Fohrer, H.-G. Frede, M. Gemmer, X. Kong, Z. Li, M. Metzler, T. Scholten, X. Shi, Y. Liang, D. Yu, T. Song, R. Wang, H. Wu, D. Yang, X. Li, J. Yang, H. Zepp, T. Zhang, X. Wang, C. Gao.
The Editors: Lorenz King, born in 1945, studied geography, biology, and geology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Ph.D. 1973, Habilitation 1982 at the University of Heidelberg. Since 1983 Professor for Physical Geography at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, leader of Section 1, Natural Resources and Environment at the Center of International Development and Environmental Research (CIDER).
Martin Metzler, born in 1969, studied geography at the University Giessen. Since 1999 he is a research fellow at the Center of International Development and Environmental Research (CIDER), Justus Liebig University Giessen.
Tong Jiang, born in 1962, studied geography at the Universities of Beijing, Lanzhou, and Nanjing. Ph.D. 2000 at University Giessen. Professor at the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Inhaltsangabe
Contents : Flood Risks - Land Use - Sustainable Development - Watershed Ecology - Urbanisation - Climatic Change - Soil Erosion - Three Gorges Project - Yangtze River - Rhine River.