Hydrometeorological Hazards: Interfacing Science and Policy

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Hydrometeorological Hazards: Interfacing Science and Policy Editor: Philippe P. Quevauviller Format: Other digital First Published: Published By: John Wiley & Sons Inc Pages: 352 Language: English ISBN: 9781118629567 Categories: , ,

Recent hydrometeorological extreme events have highlighted the increased exposure and vulnerability of societies and the need to strengthen the knowledge-base of related policies. Current research is focused on improving forecasting, prediction and early warning capabilities in order to improve the assessment of vulnerability and risks linked to extreme climatic events. Hydrometeorological Hazards: Interfacing science and policy is the first volume of a series which will gather scientific and policy-related knowledge related to climate-related extreme events. Invited authors are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. This volume reflects the most recent advances in science and policy within this field and takes a multidisciplinary approach. The book provides the reader with a state-of-the art account on flash floods, droughts, storms, and a comprehensive discussion focused on the cost of natural hazards, resilience and adaptation. This book will be an invaluable reference for advanced undergraduates taking courses with a focus on natural hazards including climate-related extreme events. The book will also be of interest to postgraduates, researchers and policy makers in this field looking for an overview of the subject.

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"Although the book cannot be comprehensive on this vast research field of hydrometeorological hazards at the interface of science and policy, it does give a proficient overview on the topic and selected hydrometeorological extremes. I very much liked reading this well-written book and am looking forward to the next titles within this series." (Environmental Earth Sciences 2015)

Author Biography

Philippe Quevauviller began his career as a researcher in chemical oceanography and holds 2 PhDs and an HDR. He then joined the European Commission as a Research Programme and Policy Officer. He is also Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels.