Search for dissertations about: "Flood Management"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 31 swedish dissertations containing the words Flood Management.

  1. 1. When water becomes a threat Risk assessment and risk management plans for floods and drinking water in Swedish practice

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Viveca Norén; Uppsala universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Flood; Drinking water supply; Risk management; Risk assessment; Flood risk management plan FRMP ; Integrated flood management IFM ; Tools and methods; Practice compared to theory; Sweden; Municipalities; Interview study; Document study; Geovetenskap med inriktning mot miljöanalys; Earth Science with specialization in Environmental Analysis;

    Abstract : Water is an essential but vulnerable resource. A shortage of good quality drinking water is a threat to human health and society as a whole. Abundance of water in the form of floods can also be a serious threat which can have consequences for the drinking water supply. To reduce these risks there is a need for systematic risk reduction. READ MORE

  2. 2. Road disasters? Modeling and assessment of Swedish roads within crucial climate conditions

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Alireza Nickman; KTH.; [2016]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Road; Flood; Moisture; Temperature; Groundwater; GIS; Uncertainity; Sweden; Mark- och vattenteknik; Land and Water Resources Engineering;

    Abstract : An efficient maintenance of roads to ensure high accessibility and durability of the transport capacity requires an understanding of how the hydrological response depends on both the road and the landscape characteristics. New methods and data were used to identify and explain interaction between roads and surrounding environment and their influence on hydrologic responses both in watershed scale and road-section scale. READ MORE

  3. 3. A Framework for Evaluation of Flood Management Strategies

    University dissertation from Kista : Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap (tills m KTH)

    Author : Karin Hansson; Stockholms universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : flood; decision; multi criteria; simulation; evaluation; data- och systemvetenskap; Computer and Systems Sciences;

    Abstract : During the last decades, a great deal of attention has been focused on the financial risk management of natural disasters. The reason is that the economic losses from floods, windstorms, earthquakes and other disasters in both the developing and developed countries are escalating dramatically. READ MORE

  4. 4. Flood Warnings in a Risk Management Context A Case of Swedish Municipalities

    University dissertation from Karlstad : Karlstads universitet

    Author : Erik Persson; Karlstads universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Early warning systems; floods; natural hazards; municipality; risk management; preparedness; disaster risk reduction.; Risk and Environmental Studies; Risk- och Miljöstudier;

    Abstract : As a result of the United Nations’ International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (1990-2000), and recent high profile disasters, disaster risk reduction has climbed high on the international political agenda. There has been a paradigm shift from reacting to disasters towards preparing for and mitigating effects of disasters. READ MORE

  5. 5. Institutional Aspects of Integrated Flood Management in Guatemala

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Héctor Estuardo Guinea Barrientos; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Guatemala; Floods; Integrated Flood Management; Institutional Aspects;

    Abstract : Floods are a recurrent natural disaster in Guatemala. Heavy and prolonged rainfall often results in floods that affect people’s life and property. Several institutions and policy instruments at local, national or transnational level address flood management. READ MORE