By Ashraf Dewan
Flooding is among the such a lot devastating usual risks on this planet. on hand files recommend that either flood frequency and severity are at the upward push and this can be prone to aggravate within the context of weather swap. As inhabitants, infrastructure and poverty develop quickly in constructing international locations, really in city agglomerations of 10 million humans or extra, floods can cause common devastation, monetary harm and dying. evaluation of vulnerability and probability from clearly happening phenomena is for this reason valuable with a purpose to in achieving city sustainability.
This booklet makes use of geospatial ideas to guage risks, probability and vulnerability at a metropolitan scale in a data-scarce nation. An empirical examine was once played utilizing distant sensing, GIS and census info. This examine bargains a brand new method of mapping inhabitants, infrastructures and groups in danger which may enormously give a contribution to the deeper realizing of flood mess ups in a speedily increasing megacity. Examples proven during this ebook are from Dhaka Megacity, even if, the thoughts and strategies can simply be carried out in medium to giant towns of comparable features.
The publication is key studying for probability researchers, geospatial scientists, catastrophe administration execs, geographers, city planners, and social scientists.
Ashraf M. Dewan is at the moment a Lecturer within the division of Spatial Sciences at Curtin college, Western Australia (on go away from his significant place as affiliate Professor within the Geography & atmosphere division on the college of Dhaka, Bangladesh).
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