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|Title:||Assessing River Flood Risk and Adaptation in Europe - Review of Projections for the Future|
|Authors:||KUNDZEWICZ Zbigniew W.; LUGERI Nicola; DANKERS Rutger; HIRABAYASHI Yukiko; DÖLL Petra; PINSKWAR Iwona; DYSARZ Tomasz; HOCHRAINER Stefan; MATCZAK Piotr|
|Citation:||MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR GLOBAL CHANGE vol. 15 no. 7 p. 641-656|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||Flood damages have exhibited a rapid upward trend, both globally and in Europe, faster than population and economic growth. Hence, vigorous attempts of attribution of changes have been made. Flood risk and vulnerability tend to change over many areas, due to a range of climatic and non climatic impacts whose relative importance is site-specific. Flooding is a complex phenomenon and there are several generating mechanisms, among others intense and/or long-lasting precipitation, snowmelt, icejam. Projected climate-driven changes in future flood frequency are complex, depending on the generating mechanism, e.g.increasing flood magnitudes where floods result of heavy rainfall and possibly decreasing magnitudes where floods are generated by spring snowmelt. Climate change is likely to cause an increase of the risk of riverine flooding|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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