Flood Risk Management in the People’s Republic of China: Learning to Live with Flood Risk

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Asian Development Bank (ADB) ; Asian Development Bank (ADB) ; Asian Development Bank (ADB) ; Asian Development Bank (ADB) (2012)
  • Subject: adb, asian development bank, asdb, asia, pacific, poverty asia, flood control, flood management, risk management, environmental safeguards, peoples republic of china, china, prc, pr china, flood risks, flood risk management, flood hazards, flood management planning, structural measures
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This publication presents a shift in the People’s Republic of China from flood control depending on structural measures to integrated flood management using both structural and non-structural measures. The core of the new concept of integrated flood management is flood risk management. Flood risk management is based on an analysis of flood hazard, exposure to flood hazard, and vulnerability of people and property to danger. It is recommended that people learn to live with flood risks, gaining and promoting a clear understanding of flood risks, quantifying and modifying the flood hazard, regulating exposure to the hazard, and reducing their vulnerability to danger.
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