Title: Major Flood Disasters in Europe: 1950-2005
Citation: NATURAL HAZARDS vol. 42 p. 125-148
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC34829
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC34829
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: There is a need for comprehensive, standardised and georeferenced information on floods for political and economic decision-making. Relevant, accurate and up-to-date data is an important aspect for resource distribution, mitigation programmes, disaster monitoring and assessment. Despite this, there is a lack of spatial and thematic accurate global data for floods. In this article we present a map and catalogue of the major flood events of the last 56 years in the European Union (EU), Bulgaria and Romania. This study is an effort to alleviate the lack of homogeneous and georeferenced information on flood disasters for large periods in Europe. Information from EM-DAT and NATHAN on flood disasters has been assessed for the production of the map and catalogue of major flood disasters in Europe.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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