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Climate adaptation and flood risk in coastal cities / Jeroen Aerts ... [et al.].
Contributor(s): Aerts, Jeroen C. J. H.Material type: BookSeries: Earthscan climate: Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Earthscan, 2012Description: xx, 330 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781849713467 (hbk.); 1849713464 (hbk.).Subject(s): Coast changes | Flood damage prevention | Climatic changes -- Risk assessment | Coastal zone management | City planningDDC classification: 627.4 CLI
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Introduction: coastal cities and adaptation to climate change
2. Planning for changes in extreme events in port cities throughout the 21st century
3. Socio-economic scenarios in climate adaptation studies
4. Vulnerability of port infrastructure for the port of Rotterdam
5. Storm surge modelling for the New York City region
6. Flood risk modelling
7. Climate-resilient urban waterfronts
8. Innovative flood defenses in highly urbanized water cities
9. The national flood insurance program (NFIP) and climate-resilient waterfront development in New York City
10. Navigable storm surge barriers for coast cities: an overview and comparison
11. Dealing with uncertainty through (participatory backcasting
12. Governance of climate change in coastal cities: the example of Hong Kong
13. Climate adaptation in New York city
14. Climate adaptation in the city of Jakarta
15. Climate adaptation and flood management in the city of Rotterdam.
This book presents climate adaptation and flood risk problems and solutions in coastal cities - including an independent investigation of adaptation paths and problems in Rotterdam, New York and Jakarta. The comparison draws out lessons that each city can learn from the others. While the main focus is on coastal flooding, cities are also affected by climate change in other ways, including impacts that occur away from the coast. The New York City Water Supply System, for example, stretches as far as 120 miles upstate, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has undertaken extensive climate assessment not only for its coastal facilities, but also for its upstate facilities, which will be affected by rising temperatures, droughts, inland flooding and water quality changes. The authors examine key questions, such as: Are current city plans climate proof or do we need to finetune our ongoing investments? Can we develop a flood proof subway system? And can we develop new infrastructure in such a way that it serves flood protection, housing and natural values?