Wisconsin Water Library

On Our Minds: Flooding

The hurricane season of 2017 brought record-breaking storms, and the risk of flooding continues to rise in many parts of the country. Be prepared and learn more—these titles and more are available from the library. 

Design for flooding: Architecture, landscape, and urban design for resilience to flooding and climate change
By Donald Watson. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Design for Flooding presents best practices and lessons to create buildings and communities that are more resilient in the face of severe weather, climate change and the prospect of rising sea level. This book is for architects, urban planners and urban designers, as well as water resources engineers and landscape architects.

Flood hazards: impacts and responses for the built environment
Edited by Jessica Lamond, et al. Boca Raton, Fla: CRC Press, 2012.
Flood risk can unite or divide communities, and the responses to potential risk can range from denial to perfect adaptation. Drawing on the experience of communities and experts, this book offers guidance on managing urban flooding and flood risk.

Future flooding and coastal erosion risks
Edited by Colin R. Thorne, Edward P. Evans and Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell. London: Thomas Telford, 2007.
Future Flooding forecasts the manner in which flooding and coastal erosion risks may increase during the 21st century due to climate change and socioeconomic development in the United Kingdom and presents an examination of the integrated measures necessary to manage future increases in risk through sustainable methods.

The floods of 1993: the Wisconsin experience
By the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Water Regulation and Zoning. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 1993.
Major flooding struck the upper Midwest during the spring and summer of 1993. This document provides a detailed overview of what happened and why and provides a detailed look at each of the river basin that were affected.

Urban flood management
By Chris Zevenbergen, et al. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2011.
This textbook integrates hydrology, sociology, architecture, urban design, construction and water resources engineering. The subject is approached from an international perspective, and case studies, exercises, expert advice and literature recommendations are included to support the theory and illustrations.

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