Title: Assessing River Flood Risk and Adaptation in Europe - Review of Projections for the Future
Authors: KUNDZEWICZ Zbigniew W.LUGERI NicolaDANKERS RutgerHIRABAYASHI YukikoDÖLL PetraPINSKWAR IwonaDYSARZ TomaszHOCHRAINER StefanMATCZAK Piotr
Citation: MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR GLOBAL CHANGE vol. 15 no. 7 p. 641-656
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC62235
ISSN: 1381-2386
URI: http://www.springerlink.com/content/p5837t434013061l/
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC62235
DOI: 10.1007/s11027-010-9213-6
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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